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The all-important heart is constantly at work, pumping blood (about 2,000 gallons a day) filled with essential oxygen and nutrients to your body’s organs 24/7. Everything about the heart and how it works is interesting but, here are some tibits of information we found particularly interesting.

The Heart Sits in the Center of the Chest, Not On the Left Side

Does this blow your mind because you’ve always been told it’s on the left? When we place our hands over our hearts for the pledge allegiance, we actually go a tad too far to the left. The heart is actually in the middle of the chest, snuggled between the lungs.

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Mammogram

This test finds breast cancer in its early stages, when it’s most treatable. The following  information will help guide you and prepare you for what you'll need to know to get ready.

It’s natural to feel nervous about having a mammogram. But, remember that this is something you’re doing to take care of yourself.


What it is

A mammogram is an X-ray of your breasts. It’s used to get a clear picture of your breast tissue, in order to check for any areas of concern. Only 2 to 4 screening mammograms out of every 1,000 lead to a diagnosis of breast cancer.

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You've worked very hard to get your body right for summer and you were very proud to show off your achievements. Or maybe you didn't quite accomplish your goal for that summer body and you're looking forward to next summer. Either way, dont fall behind schedule, as we head into fall and winter seasons.

During winter our level of activity is generally reduced, our diets change and even the amount of water we drink decreases. We tend to search out more comfort foods such as desserts and unhealthy snacks, thus risking weight gain.

All it takes to combat the winter weight gain is attention to detail and some indoor activity to help keep you fit. By keeping these helpful pointers in mind, you’ll be beach-ready even before the spring season strikes.

Keep Up Metabolism

One effect of cold weather is that our metabolism is decreased, therefore reducing the amount of calories we naturally burn. So, even when there is no real change in the amounts we eat, it is still easier to gain weight during colder months.

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