5 Tips for a healthier Heart
February: American Heart Month
Tip 1: Give up smoking! I know, it’s a tough one. It is one of the few alterable risk factors and a great way to improve your lifestyle. Get some support, make a decision, and do it.
Tip 2: Walk more. EVERYWHERE. Take the stairs, park farther away, take a walk during your break – every step counts!
Tip 3: Eat less crap. You heard me – clean up your meals and cut out the crap – the fast food, sweets, soda, etc. You’ll thank me when you make it to 75 🙂
Tip 4: Get to the gym. Strength training is a key factor in having a healthy heart. Get in 2-4 good weight workouts per week.
Tip 5: Let it go. That’s right… when your co-worker says or does something really stupid or you get caught off in traffic – let it go. It isn’t worth the stress you are putting on your heart!
Fit Tip: in honor of Jack LaLanne, his family making a request for his fans to extend their workout an hour today. Do what you can do, whether it be 10 minutes or an hour.
What is your tip for a healthy heart? Leave your comment below. Thanks, Paula
©Paula D’Andrea, all rights reserved 2/11. To support American Heart Month, this is part of my February series, ‘Matters of the Heart’.