How to Stay Healthy to Enjoy Your Nest Egg

You are a hard worker. You put in dedicated, long hours in the office.You work hard!

Your retirement savings have been steadily building over the years.

Will you be healthy enough to enjoy it?

Merrill Lynch and Age Wave, which does research on population aging shares that in a recent study, 81% of retirees said that the most important ingredient for a happy retirement is good health.

Dr. Abraham Jacob, a respected cardiologist in Plano, TX as well as a certified Age Management Specialist is dedicated to helping his patients live healthy, productive lives.

Here’s how Dr. Jacob of Heart & Vitality can help you improve your physical and emotional health so that you can enjoy the nest egg you’ve worked so hard to create:

Cardio Screenings

A cardiovascular screening is important because they are tests performed to find disease before symptoms begin. The goal of screening is to detect disease at its earliest and most treatable stage. This way, you can treat the risk factor with lifestyle changes before it ultimately leads to the development of heart disease.

For many patients, screening results can serve as a wake-up call. When the test comes back and you see abnormal numbers, it becomes personal. Suddenly, the idea of making lifestyle changes isn’t just a recommendation in a pamphlet. It’s something that can impact your life and health.

Hormone Replacement Therapyget healthy

Studies have shown that normal testosterone levels help to keep blood sugar levels at a normal level, which could prevent diabetes, as well as maintaining cardiovascular health, which could prevent heart disease or other cardiovascular issues.

Balancing hormones can help men and women become strong and energetic.

Men and women have different symptoms, and therefore different needs. We pride ourselves on the ability to help both, offering an array of different hormone replacement therapies to give our clients the best possible results for their situation.

Weight Loss/Nutrition

At Heart & Vitality, our weight loss plans are designed to provide you with the resources and tools you need in order to implement a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Guided by our Weight Loss Program director, we provide three different programs where you will receive:

  1. Consultation/guidance on setting realistic goals.
  2. Food menu.
  3. Nutrition schedule/Meal plans
  4. Exercise instructions.

Inspired by his own success with Hormone Replacement Therapy, Dr. Jacob created Heart & Vitality to help improve the lives of his patients. Dr. Jacob is healthier and more fit now in his 50s than he was in his youth. He is headed in a healthy direction to enjoy his own next egg that he has worked so hard to create.

We invite you to call Heart & Vitality today at 972-596-7399 to get healthy and age well!

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Dr. Abraham Jacob Featured in Natural Awakenings Magazine

Dr. Abraham Jacob, a respected cardiologist who is also certified in Age Management Medicine and the founder of Heart & Vitality in Plano has written several articles for Natural Awakenings Magazine.

You are encouraged to read these important health articles to learn how to live longer and healthier.

#1 – Hormone Imbalance & Weight Gain dr-abraham-jacob

You will learn:

  • As we age, our hormone levels change and we tend to gain more weight. Dr. Jacob explains.
  • You can break the cycle of weight gain by optimizing your hormones.
  • A simple blood test to check four major hormone levels: sex hormones, leptin, insulin and thyroid hormone may point to the reason you are gaining weight
  • When estrogen and testosterone levels decrease, fat is redistributed in the abdominal apple-shaped region.
  • If your body is out of sync and suffering from a hormonal imbalance, your efforts to get healthy and fit are uphill battle that you may never defeat.

 

Click here to read his article in Natural Awakenings Magazine.

 

#2 – How Your Mental Health Is Affected by Hormones

 

You will learn:

 

  • Symptoms such as depression, anger/irritability, anxiety, brain fog, memory loss, insomnia, weepiness and suicidal thoughts can possibly mean hormonal issues.
  • Abraham Jacob is a cardiologist certified in age management medicine and helped many patients restore hormonal balance and aid their body back to optimal function.

Dr. Jacob shares how your mental health is affected by your hormonal health in his article for Natural Awakenings.

#3 – Heart & Vitality: The Premier Hormone Replacement Therapy Center located in Plano, TX.Heart-Vitality-Logo

You will learn:

  • Abraham Jacob founded Heart & Vitality, in Plano, because he noticed a trend of younger-than-normal patients being admitted to the emergency room with cardiac events.
  • He wants to identify pertinent risk factors and establish healthy living patterns before a patient might be subject to a life-altering illness.
  • Because hormones naturally decline as early as mid-30s, Heart & Vitality offers solutions for those feeling depleted of energy and enthusiasm.
  • Eliminating the “hormone clinic only” stereotype, Heart & Vitality offers a full wellness approach, specializing in hormone replacement therapy for both men and women, weight loss, cardiovascular screenings, non-invasive drug/surgery-free pain management and aesthetics.

 

Learn more in Dr. Jacob’s article in Natural Awakenings.

Call Heart & Vitality in Plano for your complimentary consultation!  972-596-7399

 

Meet Ashley Molloy, Managing Director & Weight Loss Program Director at Heart & Vitality at Plano

Growing up in Pittsburg, Texas has had a monumental influence in Ashley’s professional career, and her constant goal to provide “hometown” service is key to the comfortable atmosphere that she has been able to produce at Heart and Vitality.Ashley Photo 1

Ashley received her certification in Medical Practice Management from the Practice Management Institute in Dallas Texas, and has used her knowledge and unending passion for continuous improvement that truly reflects the values of care and concern for the clients.

That passion and dedication also translates over to Ashley’s role as Weight Loss Program Director at Heart & Vitality.

With Dr. Jacob’s training in Age Management Medicine in the fall of 2012, many of the staff at Heart & Vitality used his new-found knowledge on nutrition and weight loss to live a healthy lifestyle. Ashley implemented a Low Glycemic Index Diet along with HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training and enjoyed her strong health and fitness levels.

A short time later, Ashley purchased Women’s Fitness Magazine which featured the 3x Ms. Bikini Olympia, Ashley Kaltwasser and her 12-week competition diet and exercise program.  Ashley had never heard about the bodybuilding division, Bikini. It sparked her interest and she begin researching various competition training programs. She found an online based program. (Team VIP Online) and started with their basic plan, which is not meant for competition, but for beginners new to the fitness world.

When Ashley first decided to commit to the program, she knew that she had to put 100% effort into it in order to succeed and once she made the mental commitment, she never looked back.

Ashley was thrilled with the significant differences in her body: lowered body fat and increased muscle definition and decided to enter a Bikini Competition.  In her first show, at the Oklahoma Championships she brought home (3) first place titles and was named the Overall Winner of the Bikini Novice Category. Three additional competitions netted Ashley several more top finishes.

Since she found such a passion in nutrition and exercise, Ashley earned her Fitness Nutrition Certification and established the Weight Loss clinic at Heart and Vitality.

Ashley uses her training as part of a healthy lifestyle and does not subject her body to crash dieting.  With this same philosophy, Ashley designed the weight loss program not as a “quick fix” or “yo-yo diet” but rather to educate patients on a healthy lifestyle through nutrition and exercise for a true-lifestyle change.

To learn more about the Weight Loss Program at Heart & Vitality in Plano, TX click here.

Ashley Has Earned the Following Awards:
Oklahoma Championship – Tulsa, OK
June 3, 2016
1st Place – Bikini Class A – Novice
1st Place – Bikini Class A – Open
Overall Winner – Bikini Novice Division

Dallas Europa Games – Dallas, Texas
June 17-18, 2016
2nd Place – Bikini Class A – Novice
3rd Place – Bikini Class A – Open

Phil Heath Classic – Arlington Texas
April 29, 2017
1st Place – Bikini Class A- Novice
4th Place – Bikini Class A – Open

Kuclo Classic – Plano, TX
1st Place – Bikini Class A – Novice
1st Place – Bikini Class A – Open

**3x Nationally Qualified NPC Bikini Competitor**

Preventing heart disease in Plano & the Greater Dallas Area

For many women, the demands of family, friends, marriage and career can leave little time for anything else. However, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.busy woman

The secret to preventing heart disease is recognizing and managing your risk factors. But how do you know which ones you have?

Board Certified Cardiologist, Dr. Abraham Jacob provides a simple, yet thorough Cardiovascular Screening Program as part of his services at Heart & Vitality, the Premier Hormone Replacement Therapy Center located in Plano, TX.

“A cardiovascular screening is important because they are tests performed to find disease before symptoms begin. The goal of screening is to detect disease at its earliest and most treatable stage. This way, you can treat the risk factor with lifestyle changes before it ultimately leads to the development of heart disease,” explains Dr. Jacob.

For many patients, screening results can serve as a wake-up call. When the test comes back and you see abnormal numbers, it becomes personal. Suddenly, the idea of making lifestyle changes isn’t just a recommendation in a pamphlet. It’s something that can impact your life and health.

Fortunately, should any numbers from your cardiovascular screening come back abnormal, Dr. Jacob and his staff provide a variety of nutrition and wellness services to help you live a longer and healthier life.

The Cardiovascular Screening at Heart & Vitality in Plano includes the following:Cardiovascular Screening Program at Heart & Vitality

  • A comprehensive blood screening. This is a more detailed look at your blood chemistry. We will look at your basic blood levels, cholesterol levels, Cardiac CRP – a test that is directly correlated with your risk of heart disease, Vitamin D, Thyroid Panel, Hemoglobin A1C – identifies if you are at risk for diabetes, and much more!
  • You will undergo a series of screening exams which include:
    • Coronary Calcium Score – This quick CT scan looks at the coronary arteries and identifies any calcified plaque. This test is vital in determining if you are at risk.
    • Limited Echocardiogram – A sonogram of your heart looks at the “structural” aspect of your heart.
    • Carotid Intima Media Thickness (CIMT) – This sonogram of your carotid arteries allows us to measure the thickness of your Carotid Arteries.
  • Consultation with Dr. Abraham Jacob. With the results in hand, Dr. Jacob will review the findings and discuss your options. A detailed plan will be provided to put you on a path for healthy living.

At Heart and Vitality in Plano, we believe that just because you age, doesn’t mean that you have to suffer.

Heart and Vitality was created by Dr. Abraham Jacob, a respected cardiologist who is also certified in Age Management Medicine.  His passion is to help his patients live longer and healthier lives.

Heart and Vitality is the premier Hormone Replacement Therapy & Cardiovascular Screening Center located in Plano Texas, serving the greater Dallas area and beyond. Additional services include nutrition and weight loss plans.

Please call us to schedule your complimentary consultation. 972-596-7399

You may also visit our website to learn more about our Cardiovascular Screening. http://heartandvitality.com/services/