Heart Health Month – Moving from Awareness to Action
Year after year millions of dollars are spent on Heart Disease Awareness & Research, yet modern medicine is no closer to a 'cure for cancer', and millions of Americans are still dying every single day of heart disease.
Instead of wasting our time and money on advertising campaigns and chemical pharmaceuticals drugs, let us rely on the simple solutions Mother Nature intended for us. This Heart Health Month let us move from Awareness to Action.
Heart Disease Prevention in 3 SIMPLE steps.
- Move your body
- Eat whole foods
- Manage stress and negative emotions
Step 1: Move your body
Engage in any physical activity which gets your body moving, increases your heart rate and burns calories.
You can choose from a range of activities such as climbing stairs or playing sports. Aerobic exercises such as walking, jogging, swimming, dancing or biking benefit your heart and entire cardiovascular system. Strength and stretching exercises are best for overall stamina, muscle development and flexibility.
The most effective positive change you can make to immediately improve your heart health is to do more walking. This easy, enjoyable exercise is free and can be fun and social. Go out with the dog, tour the block with a friend or join a walking club. Do your heart a favour and make walking a regular and satisfying part of your everyday life.
Step 2. Eat Whole Foods
Real, fresh and made by nature are the standards of what constitutes as healthy food. If it is processed, laden with sugar or flavor, genetically modified or grown in a lab, it is not a whole food. Lower your consumption of refined sugar, processed grains, sodas and fried foods to protect your love organ.
The healthiest foods for your heart are the ones rich in Omega 3 such as chia seeds, hemp seeds, walnuts, egg yolks, mackerel, tuna, cod liver and salmon.
To get the full benefits of Omega 3 essential fatty acids, including a high quality fish oil in your diet is imperative! Here's our newest liquid fish oil: Wild Red
High in beneficial EPA and DHA, this fish oil supplement will help reduce inflammation, atherosclerosis and the chances of developing coronary heart disease.
Step 3. Reduce stress & negative emotions
Anger, frustration, worry and depression are emotions directly correlated to heart disease. You literally can die of a broken heart, therefore managing your emotions is an important component of heart health. Simply go back to steps 1 and 2 mentioned above, as both exercise and diet have a powerful positivity pull on emotions and mood.
For extra help with stress management, we suggest pairing your omega supplement with our full spectrum vitamin and botanical multi.
So this Heart Health Month, let us be PROACTIVE in actually combating heart disease. Simple awareness is fine, but awareness plus action is SO much better!
In health and love,
Real Life But Better