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Archive for December, 2014

Healthy Recipe: Brie & Apple Quiche

December 23, 2014

Don’t have a lot of time to spare before your next party? Not a problem! We love the way Brie and apples taste together in these mini quiches. Mini phyllo cups make it swift and simple to create an elegant appetizer.
 

Brie & Apple Quiches (click here for the full recipe)

  • 30 mini phyllo shells (two 1.9-ounce packages; see Note)
  • 1/2 medium apple, peeled and finely diced
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground pepper
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 4 ounces Brie (1/2 small wheel), cut into 30 squares

One serving only has 39 calories with 2 total grams of fat, just be careful not to eat the entire batch!

Maintaining a regular balanced diet can very well reduce the risk of stroke, cancer, heart diseases, and diabetes. For more information on preventive health care, visit lifelinescreening.com.




Get Screened for a Healthy Future

December 18, 2014

Here are the basics, health screenings are medical tests that check for diseases before you start showing symptoms. Preventive health screenings help you and your doctor identify diseases early, when they are easier to treat.

Participating in health screenings is one of the most important things you can do for your overall health. Depending on your age and sex, screenings that are recommended for you can vary.
 

Take Action with Health Screenings

 
Find out which Health Screenings you Should Receive

Not sure where to start? We’ve published a guideline to health screenings, along with specific screening recommendations for men and women. You can also visit our health screenings section on our website, where recommended guidelines are detailed for specific types of screenings.

Know Your Family History

Even if you are completely healthy, you may be at risk for serious conditions due to your family history. Discussing medical history with close relatives and family members is important to your health. Keep track of what you know and learn, and share this information openly with your doctor.

Talk to Your Doctor

If you are unsure about which screenings you should receive, we encourage you to talk to your doctor. Recommendations are a general guideline, and if you have several risk factors for a disease, your doctor may want you to participate in a preventive health screening earlier.

Schedule a Screening

We recommend that you consider preventive health screenings starting at age 50, and offer our health screenings at multiple locations across the United States. If you want to check to see if we will be in your area soon, type in your zip code here.

Review Your Results

After your health screening make sure you review your results with your doctor. If you are at risk or have a specific condition, you can use the results to help determine the best course of treatment or preventive care.
 

About Life Line Screening

Since our inception in 1993, we have screened nearly eight million people, and currently screen nearly one million people each year at over 16,000 screening events nationwide. Through this experience, we often identify serious health issues and have helped save thousands of lives. We believe in the power of prevention, and are dedicated to providing the highest quality screenings at affordable rates.




Winter Workout Tips to Stay on Track

December 11, 2014

We know that as the holidays roll around, it’s more difficult to stay on-point with your workouts. Cold and dark winter days are here, but don’t lose sight of your fitness goals.

Whether winter means strapping on your cold-weather gear or heading to an indoor gym, all you need are the right tools. Falling snow does not mean falling off of your fitness wagon.
 

Keep Yourself Motivated

With colder weather and earlier sunsets, the hardest part of sticking with a workout schedule during winter is staying motivated. The solution to stay motivated can be a number of simple things. Pack your workout gear with you when you leave for work in the morning, sign up to take a class with a friend, or mix up your routine with something exciting.
 

Swap Your Outdoor Workout for Something Indoors

Cold weather can pose a risk to your health, but if you’re used to working out outside, it does not mean that you have to be tied to a treadmill until the weather warms up.

Add variety into your routine by mixing in a few minutes on a treadmill, then move to a bike, stair climber and finish your workout with lifting weights. Working out difference muscle groups helps your body feel motivated.

 

Set a Meaningful Goal

No matter what exercise routine you choose this winter, setting a goal that is achievable is crucial for success.

Whether it’s keeping off weight gain during the holidays, or making a commitment to a healthier future, keep track of your fitness goals and your progress. Seeing how far you have come from the start can help keep you on track to achieving it.
 

Avoid Injuries

If you are heading out into winter weather to shovel snow (carefully), build a snowman, or sledding be sure to take precautions. Make sure you are wearing enough layers to keep you warm, and shoes with extra grip.

Especially in cold weather, it’s important to warm up properly. So before you head out into the cold spend some time walking indoors for five minutes. On the other side, cooling your body down slowly is just as important to avoid muscle injuries.
 

Combine a Healthy Workout Routine with Preventive Health Screenings

 
The first step in preventive health is to know your personal risk for a particular disease or condition. Consulting with your primary care physician and participating in health screenings are recommended.

Since our inception in 1993, we have screened nearly eight million people, and currently screen nearly one million people each year at over 16,000 screening events nationwide. Through this experience, we often identify serious health issues and have helped save thousands of lives. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality preventive screenings at affordable rates.




Healthy Recipe: Eggplant Ricotta Bites

December 9, 2014

These eggplant ricotta bites are a simple yet delicious appetizer that are sure to be a hit at your next party! This recipe is to prepare six servings, to you may need to adjust based off of how many people you plan to have over. The best part? Each serving is only 243 calories.
 

Eggplant Ricotta Bites (click here to access the full recipe)

  • 1 medium eggplant
  • Kosher salt
  • All-purpose flour, for dredging
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons extra- virgin olive oil, plus more as needed
  • 2 large plum tomatoes, diced
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • Shredded fresh basil, for topping

If you want to cut down on the amount of fat in the recipe, look for low-fat cheese and instead of using extra-virgin olive oil, you can substitute it for coconut oil. If you want to add more vegetables to this dish, roasted red peppers work well.

As always, making sure to follow a healthy diet plan can help reduce your risk for developing serious conditions including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. For more information on preventive health care, visit lifelinescreening.com.




Winter Weather Poses a Threat to Your Heart

December 4, 2014

While you are most likely aware that heart attacks can occur while shoveling snow, this does not happen just from physical exertion – but also because of the weather.

Winter is the most common season for heart attacks. According to research, there are 53% more heart attacks in the winter than in summer months. January has twice as many heart attacks per day compared to July.

The same study found that for each 1.8 (Fahrenheit) degree temperature drop is linked to around 200 additional heart attacks.
 

Dangers of Winter Weather

 
Why does winter have such an increase in heart attacks? Colder temperatures can cause your blood pressure to rise, which also increases levels of proteins that can raise your risk of blood clots.

This is in addition to the fact that when the weather is cold, your heart must work harder to maintain your body heat. As your heart works harder, arteries tighten, which restricts blood flow and reduces the oxygen supply sent to your heart. With all of these factors combined, they could trigger a heart attack, especially for those who have heart disease.

Another factor may affect your risk for a heart attack that is more significant during the winter months, and has nothing to do with the outside temperature, but rather a lack of sunlight and Vitamin D.

Sunlight is scarce during the cold winter, making it harder for your body to maintain high enough vitamin D levels, especially without taking a supplement. Vitamin D functions in many different tissues in the body, and can help protect against heart disease.
 

Protect Yourself from Heart Disease with Preventive Screenings

 
The first step in preventive health is to know your personal risk for a particular disease or condition. Consulting with your primary care physician and participating in health screenings are recommended. Screenings for heart disease check for coronary artery disease, which is the leading cause of heart attacks.
 




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