be kind to your heartPosted: March 17, 2011
Want to be good to your heart, but unsure where to start? It’s easier than you may think.
Being heart-healthy involves eating well, moving more and making smart choices.
Healthy eating will help you control your cholesterol and weight. A heart-healthy diet is low in sodium, fat and cholesterol but high in fruits, vegetables and fiber.
It pays to get active. Walking is easy, safe, and the single most effective form of exercise to improve heart health. Studies show walking for as few as 30 minutes a day provides heart health benefits.
Being good to your heart also involves not smoking, stress management and getting regular check-ups with your doctor and dentist. Managing your stress is imperative for overall health. Studies show that not smoking and staying up to date on routine care leads to improved overall health. Now is the time to build healthy habits that will last a lifetime.