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Get your heart pumping.
Join us for a special Valentine's OUTDOOR workout: Saturday, Feb 13th @ 9am.
Have a (healthy) Heart.
February is National Heart Health Month, the perfect time to get heart healthy. Heart disease is something to take seriously. 103 million adults have high blood pressure and 6.5 million are living with heart failure. While genetic factors do play a part in cardiovascular disease, the good news is 80% of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable with education and action. Simple lifestyle changes can make a big impact when it comes to heart health.
Show your heart some love with these 10 tips!
10 TIPS FOR A HEALTHY HEART:
Heart pumping physical activity not only helps to prevent cardiovascular disease but can also improve overall mental and physical health.
2.BUILD SOME MUSCLE.
Strength training compliments cardiovascular exercise by toning muscles and burning fat. In addition, proper strength training can improve daily functional movements, decreasing the chance of injury.
3.KNOW YOUR NUMBERS.
Maintaining a healthy weight, blood pressure and total cholesterol play a significant role in maintaining a healthy heart.
Quitting smoking is the best thing that can be done to the heart and for overall health.
A healthy diet full of heart-smart foods is essential to a healthy heart and lifestyle. Salmon, nuts, berries, and oats are just a few of the examples of heart "superfoods" that will help.
To reap the benefits of a heart-healthy diet, it's important to limit intake of nutrient-poor junk foods. Added sugars, saturated fat and excessive sodium can all negatively impact heart and overall health.
Sleeping restores the body, helps decrease stress and increases overall happiness. Clocking at least seven hours each night is key.
Stress increases cortisol, which leads to weight gain, a key risk factor for heart disease. Stress can also decrease overall happiness and increase the risk for anxiety and depression.
9.SCREEN FOR DIABETES.
Untreated diabetes can lead to heart disease, among many other complications.
A happy heart is a healthy heart.
PS - Enjoy your weekend...and tell someone you love them!