Becky Comet from The Biggest Loser: This is my story.

Family medical history — before The Biggest Loser, I was running from mine.

Heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, strokes — throw in Type 2 diabetes and you’re looking at my family history. And that was just my parents and my only brother. I was obese, on medication for […]

Summer is a Stress-Free Zone

Lazy days of summer? Not so fast. The three-month period between Memorial Day and Labor Day can be one of the busiest – and most stressful – times of the year. With the kids home from school, vacations on the horizon, and an increased social calendar, summer can take […]

Color Your Summer – Seasonal Produce on a Budget

Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of fresh fruits and vegetables available in grocery markets and from local growers.Not only are they refreshing during the summer, but they also help prevent heart disease and stroke. If you enjoy gardening, try planting a few vegetable seeds and see […]

Heart Healthy Choices & Happiness

Five years ago I got a call from my dad. He didn’t want to worry me, but he wanted to let me know that he needed to have open heart surgery. After a few months of feeling out of breath on walks he took everyday, he finally told his […]

Late season tomatoes, a tasty end of summer dish

With summer coming to an end and fall starting to roll in, it seems like everyone with a garden is offering up extra vegetables they may have available. Living in the Pacific Northwest, I have no luck growing tomatoes. Luckily, I have a few friends that have perfected the […]

Heart healthy beyond the borders

You already know that we’re passionate about spreading the message of heart health awareness across the country. But who says we can’t be over-achievers? Heart disease knows no bounds and neither do we! Recently Hawaii Youth Market Director Jason Harris helped expand our Jump Rope for Heart program into […]

Summer weather and flavors of Tuscany

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we joke that summer doesn’t start until July 5. That was the case this year, then we had a few weeks of “autumn weather” thrown in between now and then to keep things interesting. We’re now back in the thick of summer and I […]

Summer Olympics-Inspired Office Activities

Finally! The Summer Olympics are back! I love this time of year… er… every four years! This year I’m extra enthusiastic about them since I watched a significant amount of the Olympic Trials. I feel so emotionally connected with these athletes. The announcers tell their stories, you hear about […]

Sweating in Style

Do you exercise to feel frumpy, worn in and comfy?

Probably not. We exercise for lots of reasons: to lower our cholesterol or our stroke risk, train for a race or drop a few pounds. That’s the mental opposite of frumpy, worn in and comfy.

Personally, I’d rather feel strong, streamlined […]

Vacationing Heart-healthy

How many people believe vacation to be an excuse to kick back, eat what you want to eat and be decadently lazy?  Maybe you have visions of  warm sun, sand between you toes, a good book and a frosty drink with an umbrella.  Instead of spending seven wonderful days […]