How To Get Healthy by Loving Your Heart

by How To Mommy on 04.10.11

Taking nearly half a million lives, heart disease was the number one killer of women in 2004.

It was then the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women as a passionate, emotional and social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.

Being a social media junkie, I was constantly hearing about Going Red for Women, but had no idea what it was.

Since learning the meaning of the initiative, I realized it was in my best interest (not to mention the lives of my grandmother, mother, sisters, and daughters) to learn what I could do to help prevent this deadly disease.

  • Eat Your Superfoods.  Eat a diet rich in superfoods like blueberries, red wine, and nuts for maximum heart-protective benefits.
  • Whittle Your Middle.  Having excess belly fat significantly increases your risk of heart disease, so try to fight that “muffin top.”
  • Limit The Booze.  For maximum heart benefits, limit yourself to one alcoholic beverage per day.
  • Friendly Fat.  Keep mono-unsaturated fat in your diet.  This includes fats found in nuts and olive oil.
  • Chocoholics Rejoice! Treat yourself to a little dark chocolate every now and then as it’s rich in heart-healthy antioxidants.
  • Know Your Doc.  Make sure your primary care physician is heart-smart.
  • Cook Smart. Add heart-healthy recipes to your arsenal of favorites.  Find 7 great ideas here.
  • Are you doing everything you can to protect your heart?  Some things that can help can be found in my first three parts of the How To Get Healthy Series.  Make sure you check out How To Drop 5 Pounds, How To Stress Less and How To Blast Fat Faster.

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    1 TVS Take April 11, 2011 at 8:05 AM

    Great tips to share and observe. I like the drinking wine tip 🙂 Now following you from the Monday blog hop.

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    2 How To Mommy April 11, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    Me too!! 🙂

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    3 Ferne April 11, 2011 at 9:07 PM

    I am a new friend from The Blog Hop! I would love a follow back. I am a relatively new blogger and just posted my first giveaway on my blog, it is for a children’s book and that ends this Wednesday 4/13. I have low entries and would love it if you could enter to help support me. Thank you in advance. http://tinyurl.com/3lczbf2

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