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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February is HEART HEALTH MONTH Change your Lifestyle

Lifestyle rules when it comes to preventing Heart disease. If you get into great habits your heart will love the answer. Chances are greater to avoid surgeries, heart attacks through studies and National health surveys. Findings have shown that avoiding obesity, no smoking at all,  eating the right foods, getting exercise, moderation of alcoholic beverages (1 to 7 weekly) . Even the studies that showed normal blood pressure and perfect cholesterol recipients had to follow the above guidelines or still put their hearts at risk.
A healthy lifestyle is more powerful than medicine.
In studies following the steps to a healthier lifestyle, doing all those five would for two decade study period reduced peoples mortality risk by 50%!!.
Remember, it doesn't matter if your thin then ruin your body by smoking, drinking and eating junk food.

Everything you do comes into play. My cardiologist indicated to me the worst of all 5 on his list that contributes to heart disease and damages the arteries, is smoking. We hear that all the time but yet people even after heart surgeries resume the dreadful damaging ingredients that causes cancers and heart disease.

Follow these guidelines for a Happy Healthy Heart, it may add years on your life:
  1. Get out there and use your bike, roller skates, play tennis or take a brisk paced walk! Get that cardio going! 
  2. Eat sensible, high diets in vegetables and fruits, whole wheat, grains, leafy greens. Two or more servings a day.
  3. Drink or enjoy just one alcoholic beverage a day do not over indulge
  4. Quit smoking, do your heart a favor
  5. Lose weight, obesity is a major contributor to heart disease as well
Better habits make sense, even with hereditary factors that should give you all the more incentive to live a healthier lifestyle.

Start today, it may be saving a future to a happy heart not a heartache.

Raspberry Dressing for Salad Green:

1/2 cup raspberry vinegar
1/4 cup canned fresh or frozen raspberries

1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 

Mix all together in a food processor till smooth, spoon over your favorite mixed greens salad.

Some other posts to read:

Top Best Foods To Add To Your Diet
Top Worst Foods For Your Heart
World Cancer Day Top Foods That Protect