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Have a Healthy Heart - On average, your heart beats about 100,000 times per day, pumping nutrients and oxygen throughout the body. This publication will increase your awareness of heart disease risk factors for women and ways for everyone to improve heart health through lifestyle choices.

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Questions and Answers About Sodium - Learn how excessive sodium in our diet can increase our blood pressure, especially in salt-sensitive individuals. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Questions and Answers About Fat - The sometimes-conflicting messages about fat in the media can create confusion. This publication discusses the different types of fat and current research-based recommendations for health, and it answers common questions about dietary fats.

Walk This Way - Regular physical activity helps protect against cardiovascular disease and its risk factors: hypertension, obesity and diabetes mellitus. It also can reduce risk of osteoporosis, reduce stress and improve sleep and overall mood. This publication shares tips on walking to get fit and stay healthy. It includes a sample walking program.

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This project is supported by the Rural Health & Safety Education Competitive Grant Program of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), grant number 2013-46100-21467.

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