FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH
American Heart Month is a time to raise awareness about heart disease and the importance of heart health.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but there are many ways to reduce your risk, starting with managing your physical and emotional stress levels.
Regular movement is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. It not only helps you maintain a healthy weight, but it also improves your mood and reduces your risk of chronic diseases. Whether it’s walking, jogging, cycling, or dancing, any form of physical activity can make a significant difference in your overall well-being.
By consuming a well-balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats, you can nourish your body with the nutrients it requires to function properly. Eating healthy has numerous benefits such as reducing the risk of chronic diseases like type2 diabetes and heart disease.
Relaxing your mind leads to increased creativity, improved problem-solving skills, and a greater sense of clarity and purpose. Taking time to relax can improve your physical health by reducing tension and stress-related symptoms such as headaches, muscle aches, and digestive issues.
Research shows that having strong social support can lead to lower levels of cortisol, the hormone associated with stress. Social support can provide a sense of security and belonging, which can help individuals cope with difficult situations. Simply talking to someone about our problems can help us feel better and less overwhelmed.
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