Five Simple Things You Can Do for Your Heart Today

We’re over halfway through American Heart Month! If all of the information about having a healthy heart feels overwhelming for you then check out our five simple things that you can do TODAY to better your heart health.

  1. Eat a healthy breakfast: Oatmeal sprinkled with a handful of nuts, an egg white omlete with spinach and feta, a berry smoothie made with low-fat yogurt are just a few ideas. Eating a healthy breakfast keeps you from indulging in unhealthy snacks when you get hungry later in the morning.
  2. Add some physical activity to your day. Some days you’re just too busy to squeeze in a trip to gym, but that’s okay. Little things like parking further from the store, taking the stairs at work or taking a 10 minute stretch break can make a difference.
  3. Order your salad with olive oil instead of salad dressing. Olive oil is full of good fats which are important to your heart health.
  4. Read your labels. You might be shocked at the amount of sodium in some seemingly healthy foods.
  5. Snack wisely. Choose fruits and veggies as a healthy snack option.

Take some time this month to assess your family’s heart health and see what little changes you can implement each day.

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