February is American Heart Month

Posted: Fri, Feb 22, 2019
February is American Heart Month, and while it’s a good idea to care for our hearts every day of the year, now is a particularly great time to focus on holistic ways to combat heart disease. According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death globally. Here are a [...]

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February is American Heart Month, and while it’s a good idea to care for our hearts every day of the year, now is a particularly great time to focus on holistic ways to combat heart disease. According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death globally. Here are a few ways to give your heart a little extra love:

  1. Choose heart-healthy foods(oats, fruits and vegetables including kiwi and spinach, probiotic-rich yogurt and even dark chocolate)
  2. Sweat It Out! American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise, 75 minutes of vigorous activity, or a combination of both.
  3. Just Breathe Adding a little Zen to your daily routine might just extend your life. Try centering praying or meditation or even one of our Yoga or Tai Chi classes offered at the church.
  4. Practice Gratitude There’s evidence that gratitude can help fend off heart disease, so be sure to say thanks today.
  5. Get Some Rest Lack of sleep can take a toll on our heart. Avoid caffeine late in the day, turn off technology atleast one hour before bed, exercise regularly and stick to a sleep schedule to keep your body’s clock running smoothly.

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