Celebrating Your Heart This Valentines Day
The heart has been the symbol for love since ancient times because the heart is the core of our body, it’s vital to life, and it’s the center of our emotions. But how often do you spend Valentine’s Day thinking about your real heart?
Did you know?
Amazing isn’t it?
Unfortunately, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States with over 650,000 deaths year over year.
Many of these are preventable with lifestyle factors alone.
It’s clear to see that it’s vital to have a healthy functioning heart. So while you’re planning something special for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, be sure to remember to take care of your own heart too.
How to have heart healthy Heart Day:
Start your day with a nice long walk with your honey—stroll the sandy beach, a wooded path or a hilly red desert trail—whatever the way, you’ll get your heart pumping which helps to lower blood pressure while keeping your weight in check; both are risk factors for heart disease.
Cook up a heart healthy dinner like Easy Herb Crusted Salmon (recipe below) loaded with heart nourishing Omega 3 fats and antioxidants.
Chlorophyll in that side of green veggies is very similar to the oxygen-carrying molecule hemoglobin. It helps to reduce inflammation known to be a major contributing factor in heart health.
Enjoy a glass of red wine with your dinner and you’ll enjoy the benefits of the polyphenol resveratrol. Studies show it prevents damage to blood vessels while preventing clots.
Relax! Stress and anxiety are the number one causes of an elevated resting heart rate and contributors to the rise of related cardiac problems.
Laugh out loud. It increases your blood flow by a whopping 20%!
Share a little dark chocolate (recipe below). Flavanoids and polyphenols in chocolate neutralize free radicals that cause tissue damage while improving blood flow to the heart. Magnesium helps to relax blood vessel walls therefore reducing blood pressure.
Do you have a family history of heart disease? Are you worried about a future diagnosis of heart problems? Do you need help improving heart health so you can stay off heart medications? Book your complimentary health assessment today so you can finally live the strong and healthy life you want.