February is AMERICAN HEART MONTH and there's no better time to GET ACTIVE!
Let's Get to WERK! There are a TON of ways to improve your heart health through food, exercise, and overall healthy living. Let's put more focus on your HEART for the month of February and work towards having a healthy heart in the future!
Introduce Healthier Foods into your body
Eat more foods high in OMEGA-3 fatty acids like Tuna, Salmon, and Trout to lower plaque build up in arteries. Increase your amounts of GREEN & LEAFY vegetables such as Kale, Spinach & Broccoli which are high in fiber, vitamins, & minerals. Find a healthy source of protein in LEGUMES like lentils, peas, and beans to help control blood sugar.
Limit or Manage your stress levels
Stress is inevitable and we ALL have it.. BUT we can do things to limit and manage stress once you recognize its there. Learn the basics of deep breathing exercises or take a YOGA CLASS. Find out what is causing your stress and find ways to limit or remove them if possible. Make your mind and body a PRIORITY - find 20 minutes during each day to do something for yourself whether its to decompress, stretch, read or DANCE WITH US!
Increased physical activity can help LOWER your blood pressure, IMPROVE blood flow, and naturally LIFT your mood! There are TONS of ways to get moving through out the week:
- Start SMALL & create short term goals such as "take 1 fitness class per week for the next month" or "incorporate morning workouts twice per week"
- Find an ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER - start planning "fitness dates" with a friend or partner. Create a "fitness goal pact" with someone close to you and help keep each other on track by doing frequent check-ins
- Ask how FITWERK can help! Need help with creating a fitness plan or looking to get a group of friends together for a fun fitness class, let us know!