1. How To Prevent Varicose Veins (Part One)

    If you’ve ever seen or experienced varicose veins they are quite visible and mostly seen in your legs and feet. People get varicose veins as a result of standing for long hours because being upright puts increased pressure on the veins in the lower body, addressing them is generally a cosmetic and aesthetic issue, but they can become painful and uncomfortable.   At the Cardio Metabolic Inst…Read More

  2. How To Approach Nutrition With Type 2 Diabetes

    How To Approach Nutrition With Type 2 Diabetes

    Type 2 diabetes develops when your body is no longer able to balance the way sugar is metabolized, leaving you unable to produce enough insulin to modulate blood glucose levels, or being able to resist the effects of insulin to regulate healthy levels. People often struggle with balanced and healthy blood sugar levels as their weight gradually increases with the onset of obesity combined with a de…Read More

  3. Addressing Sugar in a Heart-Healthy Diet

    How to Address Sugar in a Heart-Healthy Diet

    You can read the detrimental effects of sugar and listen to the reports over the media channels, but there is often a disconnect between reading and listening to sugar information and then implementing it into your daily routine. In our last blog, we covered how the misinformation of sugar has been disguised and in this article, we’ll shed light on tangible approaches to take when addressing sug…Read More

  4. The Misinformation of Sugar In Health and Wellness

    The Misinformation of Sugar in Health and Wellness

    There are many fad diets that ebb and flow throughout time targeting people who want a quick weight-loss solution. In the 1930s the Grapefruit Diet was born, and in the 1970s there was the Cookie Diet. On the other hand, there are healthy diets and nutrition programs that require lifestyle modifications especially if you’re suffering from health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, or high bl…Read More

  5. Maintaining Your Heart Health At Any Age

    One of the most important aspects, if not the most important aspect of remaining healthy and growing old is taking care of your heart. It is far too common this day and age for people to be diagnosed with heart disease. In fact, heart disease is the number one killer of people in the United States, specifically women. If you want to know more about who is at risk of heart disease and how you can w…Read More

  6. Thinking of Switching To A Low-Sodium Diet?

    As a cardiologist serving those who live in the New Jersey area, we know the many different ways that heart disease can affect an individual, as well as their friends and family. While it is often hard to stave off the harm that heart disease can do once it has been diagnosed, without extreme life changes and medications, prevention is another story altogether. Preventing heart disease is simple w…Read More

  7. Benefits of Kinesio Taping

    By: Karen Kondos PT, DPT Kinesio tape (K-tape) is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. K-Tape works by lifting the skin, and creating channels of low pressure therefore, promoting flow of fluid from high to low pressure layers. By doing so, the Tape will reduce swelling and inflammation, equalize temperature and decrease pain. The Tape will work on muscles by increasing…Read More

  8. Why Group Fitness Classes Are Important

    As part of Cardio Metabolic Institute’s wellness center, we here in New Jersey offer group fitness classes. If you’re looking to lose weight, gain strength, or simply increase your cardiovascular system, then CMI Wellness has a number of small group exercise classes tailored to do exact what you’re looking for, including Total Body workouts, Pilates, and Tabata workouts! Why do we stress the…Read More

  9. How Exercise Benefits Heart Health

    The heart is arguably the most important component of the human body - without a functioning heartbeat, we wouldn’t be alive. It is no surprise then that keeping our hearts healthy and in optimal shape is one of the most important things we can do to support our physical health. Eating a healthy, balanced diet and exercising daily or multiple times a week are generally considered the best ways t…Read More

  10. Heart Healthy Recipe: Cauliflower Rice

    By: Danielle Shargorodsky, Registered Dietitian Cauliflower rice is one of my favorite ingredients. It is versatile and nutritious, packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. You can make cauliflower rice yourself or save time and buy it premade at the supermarket. I found that Green Giant makes a whole line of cauliflower rice in the frozen section, and Trader Joe's and Wegmans have …Read More