HOLISTIC HEART HEALTHY TIPS
Aim for 20-30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise daily. If you don’t already do this, work your way up slowly.
Take the stairs, park far away from your destination
Manage your weight.
Increased weight demands more of your heart! Your food choices affect weight gain. Avoid processed foods and refined carbohydrates. Focus on whole foods!
If you are having trouble losing weight despite a healthy diet, consider testing your:
- Hormone levels, such as thyroid and cortisol
- Food allergies/ sensitivities
Take your vitamins.
In addition to EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids, consider supplementing:
Integrative Therapeutics UBQH—the best absorbed form of CoQ10
Hawthorne herbal tincture—great for the circulation
Pure Encapsulations Resveratrol—a great antioxidant for the heart
Manage your blood pressure.
If it is consistently elevated above 120/80, see your doctor!
Monitor your lab values, such as:
- VAP lipid profile
- C-Reactive protein
If you smoke, quit.
Consider acupuncture for extra support.
Smiling and laughing every day releases “feel good” chemicals in your body that help reduce the harmful effects of stress.
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