Did you know that February is Heart Health Month?
20 minutes of walking a day can lower the risk of a heart attack and stroke
- Tips: Park farther away
- Choose the stairs over the escalator
150 minutes of exercise per week
- Trouble keeping track? Just try to move more! Get up from your desk/couch and just walk around the room every once in a while
Heart Healthy Nutrition
Cholesterol: Adding more fiber to the diet can help naturally lower your body’s cholesterol levels
Squash is a great winter vegetable that is high in fiber
“Eat the rainbow”: When choosing fruits and vegetables try and get multiple colors. Different colored vegetables contain different nutrients, the more variety the better!
Heart Health and Wellness
Sleep: Recommended that you get 7-9 hours of sleep
- Tips for a better night time routine: Set an alarm to go to bed, lowered the brightness on your phone/tablet, turn your phone on “Do not Disturb” so notifications don’t wake you
- Stress: Lowering your stress helps lower blood pressure, boost your motivation, and help you sleep
- Things to try: Positive self-talk, meditation. Count to 10 before reacting. Take a break by reading a book, drawing/coloring, exercise, or listening to music.
Talk to your doctor!
- About old concerns, new concerns, or more tips on how to keep you and your heart healthy!
Source: American Heart Association
Blog post by Erin Womboldt.