Tips to Keep your Heart Healthy!

Take the stairs: try to increase the amount of exercise you accumulate throughout the day by making simple changes to your life.  Take the stairs instead of the elevator or consider parking a little farther away to get some extra steps in.

Walk the dog: If you have a dog, get out and get some additional exercise by taking the dog for an after dinner walk.  This helps to get you off the couch all while keeping you and your pooch moving.

Eat healthy fats: Be sure to eat a diet that is rich in omega 3 fatty acids.  Increase your intake of avocadoes, salmon, olive oil and flax seeds.  This healthy fat helps to keep your cardiovascular system healthy.

Avoid trans fats: These unhealthy fats are found in processed, prepackaged foods to help increase their shelf life.  These fats have zero nutritional value and wreak havoc on your cardiovascular system.  Instead, load up on the healthy omega 3 fats.

Eat a rainbow: Eat as many different colours in your diet as you can. No, not from a skittles package but rather from your heart healthy fruits and vegetables.  Each colour represents a different vitamin or mineral that is needed to keep your body and your heart healthy.


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