Heart Health Month

No April rain…No flowers bloom…. No wedding Saturday within the month of June…But what it is, is something true… Made up of these three words that I must say to you: New Year’s Resolutions.

It’s February, how are you coming along with your new year’s resolutions?

As American Heart Month, we have a few ideas of heart health intentions that may inspire you for the rest of 2020. Feel free to visit your local health centers and hospitals since they hold free screenings and heart health awareness events.

  • Choose fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and whole grains. Avoid processed foods and most canned foods (they are usually very high in sodium).
  • Read food labels. If you can’t pronounce it, you probably don’t want it in your body.
  • Cut Out Unhealthy Vices: Quit smokingor avoid second-hand smoke. Drink alcohol in moderation—one drink per day for women, two for men.

Just a month has gone by since we’ve been in 2020 with our new intentions. We planned to sleep better, work out more, and put boundaries on social media. If you’re on track with all your intentions, congratulations, keep up the good work, and pat yourself on the back.

If not, here are some words of encouragement to keep you going from now and through the rest of the year.

Throughout the month, try out a few different variations of your goals, dip your toe in the water, and use the time to see what works for you. For example, is three times a week to exercise doable? Is it too much or too little for me or my schedule? What time of day works best?

  1. Go easy on yourself
  2. Review your intentions
  3. Lessons Learned

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