Your heart pumps blood to the rest of your body day in and day out. This goes on all of the time, without you having to think about a single heartbeat. It’s an amazing process! You’re probably already aware that what you eat and lifestyle choices you make can have a big impact on your heart health. In Chinese medicine, the heart and mind are said to be connected. So it makes sense to want to build a harmonious relationship between our hearts and minds to achieve better health.
You want to enjoy a long, healthy life, and you know that eating right can help you achieve that goal. One key aspect of health: Monitoring your cholesterol. And that’s where eating right can help. The American Heart Association (AHA) emphasizes that by making lifestyle changes, you can take strides toward having healthy cholesterol levels.
Many of us consider ourselves workaholics, as we try to balance family, friends and livelihoods. Our bodies, diligently operating on our behalf to sustain health, are workaholics, too. And there’s no harder working body part than the heart.
From the fattening egg nog and endless piles of treats to stressful family gatherings and strenuous outdoor chores — there are plenty of reasons why the holiday season can be tough on your ticker.
How can you be kind to your heart this holiday season? Here are a few tips to live by:
Are you pumped for American Heart Month? We sure are! That’s why we’ve gathered these (super easy) tips to help you keep your ticker in tip-top shape!
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