I hope you all had a lovely Valentine’s Day. I personally think it’s overrated. But always a great excuse to write about heart health.
Want to keep your tinker in shape? Then follow these few easy steps:
Eat your fruits and veggies. Fruits and vegetables are full of fiber that will help to manage weight. They are also full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals so that’s an extra perk.
Keep your weight down. The harder the heart has to work the larger it gets, not a good thing. Think of a bicep that’s worked a lot it gets larger, it’s a muscle just like the heart.
Exercise. Move that body! Daily exercise may not keep all of the weight off, it will help keep your heart healthy, not to mention your mind, joints and immune system
Eat the right fats. Good fats are not the enemy, but there are plenty of bad fats out there. Avoid trans fats as those have been shown to increase heart disease risk. Naturally occurring fats in avocados, nuts & seeds are the best ones out there. Much better than refined oils.
Here’s to another heart healthy year. As always, eat whole foods – that means they look as close to as what nature meant them as possible. If 90% of your diet consists of whole foods then you are doing well on your health journey!