Did you know that a healthy heart typically pumps oxygen-rich blood to every part of the body 100,000 times a day? And that the heart has its own electrical system to control your heartbeat? February is American Heart Month, and while you should care for your heart every month of the year, this is a perfect time to give this amazing organ extra love and attention.
Here are some quick tips for supporting your hard-working heart each day:
First, it’s a good idea to get regular checkups that include blood pressure and cholesterol screenings. Ask your healthcare practitioner for any specific recommendations he or she may have.
Regular physical activity supports heart health. It’s generally recommended that adults get at least 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic (“cardio”) exercise””such as walking, swimming, snowshoeing”¦ even dancing–each week.
Eat a healthy, varied diet. Heart-healthy eating generally includes limiting sodium and eating more high-fiber, low-fat foods. These include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans.
It’s also important to get omega fatty acids from fish each week, especially fatty, cold-water fish such as wild Alaskan salmon. Fish oil is an excellent source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and, according to the American Heart Association, salmon has the highest concentration of omega-3s out of the top 10 most popular fish.
Taking Wholemega ® Whole Fish Oil from New Chapter ® makes it easy to get regular, vital omegas. In fact, one serving of Wholemega a day for a week (2-gram daily serving) gives you the whole omegas of 3 weekly servings of wild Alaskan salmon. And Wholemega has been clinically shown to help support healthy triglyceride levels and improve the omega-3 Index, a studied marker of heart health.*
This February, make a promise to take care of your heart”¦ so it can take care of you!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.