17 Tips For A Healthy Heart

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4: Don’t Be A Fat Cat

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Read the labels on products before you buy them. Cutting your fat-intake down to about a quarter of your daily calorie requirement can help reduce the risk of heart-disease. Hidden fats are found in baked goods, certain seafoods/meats, packaged meals, movie-theater popcorn, salad-dressings, poultry with skin etc. So compute your calories carefully if you’re indulging in these foods. But not all fats are enemies in the Battle of the Bulge. Eliminate trans-fats completely, eat omega-3-fats daily.

Do you know your fats?

5: Breakfast Like A King!

Healthy breakfast. Bowl of yogurt with granola and berries

Make the time and put in the effort to ensure that the first meal of the day is nutritious, tasty and satisfying. Include whole-grains, proteins, low-fat dairy, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds etc. This is one meal you shouldn’t skip. It jump-starts your metabolism, gives you energy and keeps you from snacking on high-fat/high-sugar stuff later in the day.

Make this a regular family ritual, no matter how rushed you are in the mornings.

What are your family’s favorite breakfast choices?

6: Take a Walk

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Stepping out of the house for a walk is a great way to de-stress, get your thoughts in order, introspect, calm yourself down plus get some exercise. It’s gentle, low-impact, doesn’t need any special equipment, time or place. It’s also one of the proven ways of fighting dementia, boosting your Vitamin D absorption and strengthening your heart. The great thing about walking is that it’s a fun way to explore a new city when you’re traveling and regular walking prevents diabetes.

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