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5 Things To Do To Protect Your Heart

For Heart Health Month

†The information and supporting material on this website are for informational purposes only. The objective of this website is to offer broad consumer understanding and knowledge of various health, wellness, and cosmetic topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
A huge cause of heart disease stems from what we eat. The American diet is full of processed foods, added sugars, trans fats, cholesterol, and a mess of other things that are toxic to our bodies.

A healthy heart begins with making the right food choices. Adopting a diet that is low in salt and saturated or trans fats is one of the best ways you can protect your heart every day. Try incorporating healthy fats from things like avocados and fish instead.

Maintaining a healthy body weight is incredibly important. The more weight you have on your body, the harder your organs (including your heart!) need to work to supply the correct functions...and they aren't made to work overtime!
Regular exercise does wonders for your body...but specifically, your heart! Adding exercise to your daily routine can be fun, too! Find something you love like dancing, playing tennis, or even yoga!

The experts suggest at least 30 minutes, five days a week of moderate aerobic exercise, or vigorous workouts for 20 minutes at least three times a week.
Smoking, drinking, and use of other recreational drugs puts a significant strain on your heart. Moderation is key. Being a regular smoker is one of the biggest causes of heart attack and heart disease in the US. Smokers are twice as likely to suffer from a heart attack as non-smokers. If those statistics don't scare you, I don't know what will.

While consuming alcohol in moderation is okay, the experts encourage no more than 1/2 to 1 drink of alcohol per day to maintain a healthy heart.
It is always a good idea to visit your physician at least once a year for a quick check in to make sure your body is performing as it should. With regular checkups, you can catch symptoms or signs of heart disease early and learn what changes can be made to reverse the damage or limit your risk for further problems. Letting the problem go is never the right answer.
While you take the necessary steps to save your life, you can learn to save someone else's, too! Heart attacks or other cardiovascular disease episodes can happen at anytime, anywhere. If you educated yourself on how to perform CPR correctly, you could be the difference between saving someone's life or not.

Look into classes through your local community or ask your employer if they would offer training for all employees! You can mean the world to someone else and their family.
†The information and supporting material on this website are for informational purposes only. The objective of this website is to offer broad consumer understanding and knowledge of various health, wellness, and cosmetic topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

The Cold Facts

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in America. Nearly 25% of Americans die of heart disease. These statistics should catch your attention. The lifestyle that most of us lead tends to be pretty tough on our organs. The use of tobacco and alcohol, poor nutrition choices, and a sedentary lifestyle all play a role in hurting your heart.

The good news? There are things you can do to prevent heart diseases every day! Check out these tips to a healthy heart. Adopt them yourself and share them with those you love to keep everyone happy and healthy!

†The information and supporting material on this website are for informational purposes only. The objective of this website is to offer broad consumer understanding and knowledge of various health, wellness, and cosmetic topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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