Reconnect with your heart this month by eating smart, exercising regularly and lowering your stress level. Heart disease is still the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S., so it is up to you to give your heart the gift of health. Alleviate your risks by knowing where you are — get your cholesterol levels checked this month. Research has shown that high blood cholesterol is the#1 risk factor for heart disease – and over 100 million Americans have total cholesterol levels at or above 200 mg/dL. Is one of those people you? Keep in mind it’s a 2-for-1 proposition – lowering your cholesterol by as little as 1 percent reduces your risk of heart disease by 2 percent!
Ways to Romance Your Heart –
Take a long walk or indulge in your favorite work-out
Share a home-cooked, nutritious meal with someone special
Enjoy some hot green tea 3-times a day
Eat breakfast everyday – ideally high-fiber, whole grains to fill up faster and longer
Indulge in ‘good’ fats everyday by adding a tablespoon of olive oil to salad, having a handful of walnuts, almond or pistachios as a snack or adding a slice or two of avocado
to a veggie wrap.
I’d love to hear how you are keeping your heart healthy this month…..