3 Keys to a Healthy Heart  

3 Keys to a Healthy Heart (1)

February, the month of love, also serves as American Heart Month- a perfect opportunity to revisit those New Year’s resolutions set at the beginning of 2024. While our individual goals may vary, a common aspiration is to prioritize heart health. Here are a few ways we can embrace a heart-conscious lifestyle:  

Maintain a Balanced Blood Pressure  

  • Keep your blood pressure around 120/80.  
  • Opt for heart-healthy foods like leafy greens, whole grains, and nuts.  
  • Incorporate regular exercise into your routine.  
  • Explore stress-reducing techniques to support overall well-being.  

Understand Cholesterol 

  • Recognize the role of LDL (bad cholesterol) and HDL (good cholesterol).  
  • Choose heart-friendly fats and limit processed foods for balanced LDL levels.  
  • Boost HDL with healthy fats and a fiber rich diet.  
  • Schedule regular check-ups to proactively monitor heart health.  

Fuel Your Heart with Fitness 

  • Discover enjoyable fitness activities like cycling or yoga.  
  • Make fitness a consistent part of your lifestyle – remember, a little goes a long way! 
  • Incorporate strength training to improve overall cardiovascular fitness.  

As we celebrate love in February, let’s also take a moment to love and care for our own hearts. Here is a reminder to nurture our relationships and the heart that beats within us.