February is National Heart Month. A month to recognize a very important organ in your body. Not only is it used to fall in love…with people, but with anything and everything beautiful in this world. In order to do so, you need to keep your heart healthy! You can do this by EATING WELL and STAYING ACTIVE. So as soon as you’re done reading this excerpt, get moving! Do something, anything to get your blood flowing and your oxygen pumping.
According to the American Heart Association:
1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke.
Men are at risk too!
Try relieving stress by: Chatting with an old friend, going for a walk or listening to music.
Exercise: While listening to that music, get up and get moving, any movement helps!
Eat better: Try adding more fiber to your diet, cut out those saturated and trans fats and take a sip of red wine once in awhile…a little bit is good for the heart!
Quit smoking: Smoking is the #1 risk factor associated with coronary heart disease. It also decreases your HDL (good) cholesterol and lowers your tolerance for physical activity.
~ Smiles and hugs are good for the heart as well ~