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Tuesday, February 14, 2017


February is American Heart Month... and a great time to think about the steps we can take for better heart health this year.

 


Here are three simple ways to make healthier heart decisions: 

1. In the Drive Thru: 

¨ Drink water, skim, or low-fat milk. Avoid sodas loaded with sugars and calories.

¨ Skip the sides, which are usually deep-fried. For a healthier side dish, order a side salad or fruit cup. 

2. At Home or at Work: 

¨ Go out for a short walk before breakfast, after dinner, or both! Start with 5-10 minutes and work up to 30 minutes.

¨ Take a break from your desk and walk around the building. 

3. In the Grocery Store: 

¨ Buy more fruits and vegetables that are good sources of fiber, including beans, peas, oranges, bananas, strawberries, and apples.

¨ Choose soft margarines that contain zero grams trans fat instead of buying butter.


 

Excerpted from the American Heart Association webpage