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Low-Fat Eating Vs. Weight Gain

A study published on (June 6) reported that men and women in a study who followed a high-fat, Mediterranean diet that was rich in either olive oil or nuts lost more weight and reduced their waist circumference more than the people in the study who were simply instructed to reduce their fat intake. What does that mean? Are there molecules that make … Continue Reading

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Celebrate National Nutrition Month by ‘Putting Your Best Fork Forward’

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Are you finding it difficult to keep up with your healthy New Year’s habits? Tackle those resolutions with renewed energy in March during National Nutrition Month and remember that small changes, made over time, can add up. The 2017 National Nutrition Month theme, “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” encourages everyone to start small — one … Continue Reading

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Tips For A Healthy Heart, Mind, and Body

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Looking for the path toward a healthier you? It’s not hard to find. The journey begins with some simple tweaks to your lifestyle. The right diet, exercise, and stress-relief plan all play a big role. Follow a Heart-Healthy Diet There’s an easy recipe if your goal is to keep away problems like heart disease and … Continue Reading

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Can Your Morning Coffee Slow Down Aging?

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To the age-old question “Is coffee bad for you?”, researchers are in more agreement than ever that the answer is a resounding “no.” A new study published in the journal Nature Medicine found that older people with low levels of inflammation — which drives many, if not most, major diseases — had something surprising in common: they … Continue Reading

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BRMS Goes RED For Women!

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On Friday February 17, 2017 BRMS will go RED to support the American Heart Association with Go Red For Women® and to help fight women’s No. 1 killer — heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. For more … Continue Reading

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Healthy Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

In celebration of February’s American Heart Month, enjoy Valentine’s Day with your loved one with heart-healthy foods that say, “I love you.” The heart symbol that represents this holiday can serve as a reminder of how important it is to keep ourselves and our families protected against the No.1 killer in America: heart disease. The … Continue Reading

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The Spirit of Giving Food & Clothing Donation Drive

During the months of November & December 2016, BRMS joined the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services in their Spirit of Giving Donation Drive. New and gently used clothing was collected, with donations given to men, women, and children in need all over the Greater Sacramento area. In addition to clothing, BRMS collected non-perishable food items and … Continue Reading

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7 Cancer Prevention Tips for Your Diet

Eating right can lower your chance of developing cancer. In fact, nutrition guidelines for cancer prevention are similar to those for preventing other diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. These general guidelines can help reduce your cancer risk with your food choices. Keep a Healthy Weight Being overweight or obese is related to as … Continue Reading

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5 Health Benefits of Donating Blood

A spider bite might not transform you into a superhero, but a small needle prick and a little of your time sure can. Yes, by donating blood you’ll be saving up to three human lives each time. And here is even more awesome news: not only is donating blood extremely beneficial to those on the … Continue Reading

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How Does Exercise Affect Your Heart?

Cardiovascular exercise involves the use of large muscles in a repetitive fashion, activating muscle fibers programmed for endurance and utilizing a heart rate range anywhere from 40 to 85 percent of your maximum heart rate. Think: running, jogging, swimming, biking, or spinning. How does cardiovascular exercise affect your heart? When performing cardio, blood flow is directed toward … Continue Reading

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