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Ask an expert: Getting fit for a 5K

Q: “Some of the healthiest people I know are runners. I’ve never been much of an exerciser, but I’ve decided that I want to be more like them. To get myself motivated, I’ve committed to running a 5K three months from now. What’s your advice for going from zero to 5K in 12 weeks?”

The best sites for the heart-healthy diet

The digital marketplace now offers an abundance of health and diet management tools, from websites to monitor your weight to smart phone apps that allow you to take a picture of your food and get an instant calorie count.

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Heart to Start 5k Training Plan

Use this plan to help you go from the couch to running (or briskly walking) a 5k race of your choice with less than 3 months of training time.

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Five things to know about heart disease

The risk factors for cardiovascular disease and heart attack can be both obvious and hidden.– By James Beckerman, M.D., cardiologist

Get your day off to a heart-smart start

Do you routinely bypass breakfast in the morning? Your heart might like you to reconsider.

A large-scale study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that men who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher risk of having a heart attack or dying from coronary heart disease than those who ate breakfast.

Heart-Healthy Nutrition

From the Northwest Guide to Heart-Healthy Living to expert advice from our professional nutritionists, we have information that will help you maintain your health without sacrificing the pleasure of great meals.

January: Setting SMART fitness goals

If your goal for this year is to get more active, energetic, fit and healthy, I salute you. Now let’s take that vague goal and turn it into something concrete that you really can achieve.

Preventing Cardiac Risk: Lifestyle changes

Lifestyle changes that will help you reduce your chance of heart attack or stroke.

Reducing Cardiac Risk: Before starting an exercise program

It is always important to consult with your physician before starting an exercise program. This is particularly true if any of the following apply to your current medical condition:

Tips for heart-healthy eating

Following are common questions about the relationship of nutrition to heart health, answered by Valerie Edwards, MS, RD, LD, outpatient nutrition therapist, Providence Nutrition Services.