Unfortunately, heart disease can occur at any age and is the leading cause of death in the United States. In honor of February being American Heart Month, we are proud to celebrate this movement by promoting ways you can help keep your heart happy and healthy.
By adopting some of the tips below, you can help reduce your chances of heart disease and improve your overall wellness.
5 Essential Healthy Heart Habits
Practice Heart-Healthy Eating
The best way to start protecting your heart is to start eating nutritious heart-healthy foods. A heart-healthy diet consists of whole grains high in fiber, legumes, lean protein, and healthy fats like those found in fish, nuts, and other plants. It’s likewise important to reduce processed and refined sugar intake as much as possible. The American Heart Association also recommends “adding color” into your diet for optimal nutrition. This includes eating fruits and vegetables at every meal and as a snack. TruVision Health’s HEART AND HYDRATION™ is a delicious alternative to sugary drinks and is made up of ingredients vital to proper heart health like CoQ10 and Elderberry.
Catch Some Zzz’s
Your overall health and wellness benefits from getting an adequate amount of rest every night. The quality of sleep and amount can influence your eating habits, memory, mood, and more. If you’re having issues falling asleep, try truSLUMBER! This supplement encourages a good night’s sleep that will allow you to begin the new day with renewed focus and helps you keep your heart happy and healthy.
Stop Smoking and Avoid Secondhand Smoke
Tobacco use puts you at higher risk for heart disease and stroke. According to the American Heart Association, close to one-third of the deaths from coronary heart disease are attributed to smoking and being exposed to secondhand smoke.
Get Moving Throughout the Day
Studies have shown that walking and being active throughout the day can have a significant impact on your health and lower your chances of heart disease. Simple ways to add walking into your routine is to walk your dog, walk around the mall, jog or walk in place watching your favorite shows, park farther at work, or take the stairs. We recommend aiming for 10,000 steps each day, but a good starting goal is at least 50 minutes a day, but it is always best to consult with your doctor before you start an exercise program. If you need some extra help and motivation to get walking each day, check out the 10k Pledge!
Add Heart-Friendly Supplements to Your Regime
If your family has a lengthy history of heart conditions, you’ll want to consider adding supplements that can help boost the effects of a healthy diet. We’ve listed two vitamins below that will keep your ticker in tip-top shape:
- Omega-3. Consists of fatty acids and healthy types of fat that aid in optimal overall health. Omega 3s are typically found in species of fish and plants.
- Ubiquinol, also known as CoQ10, is an antioxidant and coenzyme that’s vital in supporting a healthy heart. It’s also essential for cellular energy production. It’s produced naturally in our bodies, but as we get older, we may generate less.
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