Heart Healthy Tips

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Kenna Real Estate ER40035749
   

Heart Healthy Tips

 

  • Optimize Vitamin D Levels: Approximately 50 percent of the healthy North American population and 80 percent of those with chronic diseases are vitamin D deficient. Studies have shown that people with the lowest average vitamin D levels had a 124 percent greater risk of death from all causes and a 378 percent greater risk of dying from a heart problem!

 

  • Eat a healthy diet: Your diet should be mainly vegetables, proteins, healthy fats (olive oil, avocado, coconut oil), and fruits. Eat raw as much as possible. Limit or eliminate all together, corn, gluten and other grains, added sugars, and dairy.

 

  • Exercise regularly: Studies show that interval training and weight lifting optimize results while minimizing damage from free-radicals.

 

  • Take Fish Oil: Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects and lower triglycerides by as much as 25-30 percent.

 

  • Do all you can to reduce stress and enjoy life: Stress causes cortisol levels to rise, and chronically increased cortisol levels can lead to weight gain in your midsection, which increases your risk for heart disease.

                Fun Valentine Ideas                             

*At home spa day. A bath, a walk, favorite music, healthy meals, another bath... be creative and enjoy being together.

 

*Prepare a hot bath with essential oils, coconut water, coconut milk and red rose petals. Light some candles and pour a couple glasses of organic red wine.

 

*A spa gift basket from Cesto Baskets (www.cestogifts.com)

 

*A romantic stay at a B&B. The Silver Queen in Georgetown is fabulous and fairly close.

 

*Anti-oxidant rich sweets from "The Chocolate Therapist" (www.thecholatetherapist.com)

 

*Watch a soul-stirring movie while sharing dark chocolate dipped strawberries and a bottle of organic red wine.

 

*Fill a Valentine's stocking with gift cards, healthy snacks and treats, etc. Make it unique to you and your valentine.

  
Looking forward to seeing you all soon!  Your Referrals our always greatly appreciated.
  

Comments (3)

Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA
Liz Harris Realty - Chandler, AZ
#ChandlerRealEstateAgent

Thank you Brian for sharing these health tips! Happy Thursday :)

Jan 16, 2014 05:23 AM
Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

Brian, my mom always said Vitamin D was good for everything -- and yes, the heart especially!

Jan 16, 2014 09:23 PM
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am watching my health very closely.   Although there is not a lot of heart issues in my family, at my age I am at the greatest risk.

I lost 20 pounds in the last year.   this year I am increasing my excercise routine.

Jan 18, 2014 11:26 AM