Archive for February 2016

HEART HEALTH – Be good to your heart

February is heart health month and Valentine’s Day.
Here are 4 Ways to help your heart!

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1.) Quit smoking: If you smoke, make a plan to quit! Within months of quitting, the risk of a heart attack is greatly reduced. Within a year of quitting, lung capacity and breathing can improve by 10%.
2.) Cut down on sugar: More than 6 teaspoons per day has been linked to cardiovascular disease and other health issues.
3.) Try a meatless meal once per week: Plan to have one vegetarian meal each week. Eating more legumes can help manage diabetes and improve cholesterol levels.
4.) GET ACTIVE! You don’t have to spend hours in the gym, but make activity part of your everyday routine. Physical activity combined with healthy eating can help control and prevent heart disease.