Wellness Wednesday: Heart Health Tips for Valentine’s Day

Ken Knickerbocker
By

Jaime Curley

It is heart health month and it just so happens to also be Valentine’s Day!  Let’s keep our hearts healthy for ourselves and also for our loved ones.

Our hearts do more work than any other muscle in our body.  We cannot live without it so we better do our part to take care of it.

Get active 3-5 days each week.  Regular exercise is so important.

For some of you, that might mean going for a brisk walk during your lunch hour.  For others, it might be kicking it up a notch at the gym and trying a new routine.

Aim for a healthy weight.  If you are overweight, even a moderate amount of weight loss can have many benefits for your heart health including lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Craving something sweet to share with your loved one this holiday?  Millions of boxes of chocolates are sold this time of year but with that comes hefty amounts of sugar and fat.

The good news is, certain chocolate choices can aid in losing and maintaining weight. Find a high-quality chocolate with antioxidants and amino acids.  Consuming throughout the day will improve mood and curb cravings.

The bottom line is make smart diet and lifestyle choices.  By simply incorporating healthy habits, physical activity and weight management your heart (and your loved ones) will thank you!

Happy L O V E day!

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Jaime Lynn Curley is the founder of West Chester-based The Tailor Made Life, LLC., a solutions company helping individuals achieve mind, body and career goals.  Her passion is helping others to feel their best so they can enjoy the everyday moments of life.  You can reach her at jaimelynncurley@gmail.com or on her Facebook page.  


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