Lifestyle February 2017

Written by fashionablyfit
21
Mar

A Healthy Heart

Believe it or not, everything in this photo is ❤️ healthy! Allow me to elaborate...

Coffee:

Exercise:

Red Wine:

Music:

Fitbit:

Journaling:

Having coffee everyday is proven to help avoid buildups of calcium in the arteries that supply the heart

Regular exercise is an important way to lower your risk of heart disease

Antioxidants in red wine may help prevent coronary artery disease, the condition that leads to heart attacks

Whether it's actual love songs or not, there's nothing better than finding music you love, that makes you feel alive!

Fitbit's count your steps, your heart rate, and all of your activity...including sleep! Use it to motivate you, drive you to move more, or to get back on track

They say you should never hold it in, right?! Writing down how you are feeling can be just as helpful in a different way. Even when I had an uneventful day, I like to write down all that I am grateful for...making my heart feel warm and loved

Heart Healthy Foods

Cinnamon:

Tea:

Blueberries:

Avocado:

Cinnamon has been linked to reduced risk of heart disease

Black tea can prevent or reverse some types of artery diseases and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke

Rich in antioxidants, blueberries are also low fat, free of saturated fat, and a good source of fiber and vitamin C....lowering your risk of a heart attack

Packed with monounsaturated fat, avocados can help lower LDL levels while raising the amount of HDL cholesterol in your body

An Extra ❤️ Tip For Women:

Heart disease is the single leading cause of death for American women, yet the annual gyno visit is often the only routine preventive care they receive, says Steve Foley, M.D., a Colorado gynecologist. “Next time you see your gynecologist, ask for a VAP with your Pap,” he says. “The VAP test evaluates women for elevated cholesterol as well as polycystic ovarian syndrome. The VAP test is much more accurate than the commonly used cholesterol screening test, is inexpensive, and can be done without fasting.

An Extra ❤️ Tip For Men:

Check your pulse and keep track of beats per minute (bpm), says cardio-thoracic surgeon Pierre Theodore, M.D., vice chairman of the medical advisory board at Grand Rounds. Healthy guys should be at or below 70 bpm. Pay attention as you log your bpm and if your rate rises higher for a week or more, discuss this with your doctor.