This week we celebrate Valentine’s Day and most people will be giving their love ones, candy, cards and flowers. While it’s great to show people you love you care for them, there is someone else in your life you may be neglecting and that is your heart. Your heart is one of the most important parts of your body and it works hard every day without missing a beat or taking a day off. You heart beats over a 100,000 times a day, pumping over 5 liters of blood throughout your body. Yet we take our heart for granted and assume no matter what we do, this wonderful organ will keep beating without interruption. Well, try giving your heart some love this week with some 2 simple ways to keep it healthy and potentially reduce your waistline.
Your heart is essentially a big muscle that once again, does not stop working. So you can say that your heart never stops exercising, not even for a minute. So if your heart is always exercising, it stands to reason that you need to exercise to keep pace so to speak. Now the writer is not saying you need to exercise non-stop, which would be a crazy idea, not to mention impossible but at the very least get some daily exercise. Once again the writer will suggest 20-30 minutes of exercise a day, walking, running, lifting weights, swimming anything that will give your body a workout and raise your heart rate or target heart rate. Target heart rate refers to a specific beats per minute you want to raise your heart rate to maximize your exercise sessions and not over do it. Every age group has a specific target heart rate, see the link below. To important thing here is to exercise anyway you can on a day to day basis and eat healthier.
Now getting back to the first point made in this article that your heart is essentially always exercising and it truly needs to the right fuel or food to function properly. Muscles like your heart require lean proteins such as chicken, turkey and low fat beef that will help build it up and keep it disease free. Limit your intake of not only fatty meats but fast food because most entrees contain high concentrations of saturated fats that can clog your arteries and blood vessels in your heart. Eating more vegetables can also keep your heart running smoothly as well. The writers realizes that eating vegetables can be a daunting task for some people because the simply do not like vegetables. Here is a suggestion that may work, try adding vegetables to meat dishes such as stews and chili; you will be surprised how good veggies can taste. And of course limit your intake of sugar, more and more studies are recommending limiting our intake of sugar to prevent diabetes and heart disease. The key here is to fuel your heart with healthy foods to keep that exercise machine humming along smoothly 24/7. This Valentine’s day, show your heart some love and take better care of it. For more information please contact the writer through http://www.dadsonpowermode.com/ and or click on the links below.