The Topic: Heart-Healthy Tips That May Be News to You
In case you haven’t noticed, or reside contentedly under a rock, February is heart month. Not only do we celebrate those we are particularly fond of, we also focus our attention on the body organ that is the heart and how to keep it pumping healthy and strong. Here are five heart-healthy nutrition tips that may be news to you.
Habits: Change bad habits —smoking, alcohol, not exercising, not sleeping — and establish new, healthier habits.
Eat More Plants: A plant-based diet is the best diet for heart health.
Ask for Help: Seek help from a Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer to help you reach your nutrition and fitness goals.
Resistance Training: Don’t be afraid to pump iron. More lean muscle leads to a higher metabolic rate and a stronger mind and body.
Think Beyond the Scale: Health is not just about weight, but activity levels, sleep, diet, stress … so don’t just aim to lose weight. Aim to eat brightly-colored foods, sleep more, drink more water, laugh more, move more and stress less.