7 Tips to Improve Heart Health
Heart ❤️ disease is no laughing matter, and February is American Heart Month, a time to spread awareness and practice heart healthy habits. Friday is #nationalwearredday so swipe on a red lip 💋 or put on your favorite red dress💃, I'll be wearing red (or red lips) every day this month, will you join me?
Did you know Heart Disease is the number 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s about 1 woman every minute 😳 There are many different causes of heart disease that can lead to a heart attack or stroke, including genetic predisposition and environmental factors. It's long been a myth that being overweight automatically increases your risk for heart disease but that is not always the case! Heart disease affects men and women of all ages. So how can you help protect that ❤️ of yours? Let’s start with some things you can control.
1. Quit smoking/vaping: seriously just 🛑 2. Manage blood sugar: limit added sugars and reduce your risk for developing type 2 diabetes through balanced nutrition & regular physical activity. 3. Manage blood pressure & cholesterol levels: see your doc to have these checked regularly and discuss lifestyle changes (& medication) if necessary. You cannot rely on big pharm to solve all of your problems! Even if you are on medication you should take steps to improve these markers through diet and exercise. 4. Stay Active: It's recommended that you do 10 minutes of vigorous exercise or 20-30minutes of moderate physical activity a day. 👌I also recommend you stand up for at least 1 minute every 15-30 minutes and log 7500-10k steps per day. 5. Focus on whole, plant based, foods: if it grows in the ground prioritize it over animal-based products & “food-like" substances that are heavily processed. 6. Know your family history: if genetics places you at a higher risk, managing environmental risks is even more important 7. Manage Stress: all that chronic stress isn’t doing your mind or body any good. Let it goooooo boo. American's wear our stress like a badge of honor, and it is NOT cool. Find your zen, meditation, yoga, a good sweat or therapy are great ways to start. MORE IMPORTANTLY, Nearly 80% of cardiac events can be prevented!!! wow 😵 If we don't change our environmental factors however, heart disease will remain a woman’s greatest health threat. Together we have the ability to change our story by spreading awareness and donating our time and $ to organizations that support women’s health. I'll be donating a portion of February sales to the Wear Red campaign to spread awareness about women's heart health. Will you support me by buying a copy of my Home Workout Guide? It's a 6 week done for you training guide that will transform your entire body in 6 weeks with just a set of dumbbells. Best news, it's on sale for just $10!
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You can also donate directly to the American Heart Association here if you prefer. What are you doing today (and every day) to support your ❤️ health? 👇🏻
I'm wearing a red lip today and moving my body for 30 minutes!