It’s February, and love is in the air! No matter whether you’re single, married, dating, or somewhere in between, there’s one person we can agree deserves your love: you!
Even though heart disease is on the decline numbers-wise, it’s still the number one health threat to Americans. So for the month of February, we want to help you focus on ways to keep your heart healthy, so it can keep you healthy in return!
Start the day off right:
Try integrating these heart-healthy foods into your breakfast: blueberries, strawberries, citrus fruits, pomegranate, avocado, coconut oil, eggs, chicken, and grass-fed proteins! Foods rich in nutrients, fiber, and healthy fats are great for you in general, but especially to keep your ticker ticking! Additionally, adding supplements like fish oil to your waking up routine can do wonders. We like fish oil because the omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to lower blood pressure.
The Livewell Clinic carries fish oil that is IFOS five-star certified, which assures the highest level of purity, stability, and potency. For the month of February we’re offering a 20% discount!
Get out there:
Exercise is a GREAT way to increase your HDL (“good” cholesterol) levels. We’re not saying you’ve got to go out and run a marathon – the key is to exercise at a level that will strengthen your heart, not overtax it. If you need assistance to perform your best, look over our [IV Menu] here. A little boost can go a long way, especially if you’re not used to exercising regularly.
Do something radical:
Are you the kind of person that needs a kick in the pants to adopt healthy habits? Our ReSet Detox Kit is exactly the right jump start if you need a little prodding. This detox helps to identify and curb cravings that could be detrimental to your heart health. If you have questions about this two-week program, the staff at the clinic would be happy to answer them!
Don’t forget to treat yourself:
Sometimes all of these healthy habits can get…well, old. So how do you treat yourself while making sure your habits aren’t detrimental to your heart? Well, studies have shown that there are a few ways to indulge that WON’T harm your heart. Long day? It won’t hurt to lounge and have a glass of red wine and a few dark chocolates! In fact, they contain certain antioxidants that have been shown to increase good cholesterol, which lowers the risk for heart disease!
Which item on this list resonates the most for you? What have you tried and enjoyed? Help us share tips & tricks that have worked for you so we can have a healthier community.