Let's Be Heart Healthy!

Eat Smart

  • Always read nutrition labels and check the serving size, amount of calories, and salt and sugar levels.
  • Eat on smaller plates. This will help control your portion sizes. 
  • Eat out less, by cooking meals at home. Stay away from fast food establishments.
  • Add more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats/poultry in your diet.
  • Clean out your kitchen and throw away the junk food. 
  • Avoid trans fats and partially hydrogenated oils. Eat healthier fats such as nuts and seeds, avocados, and fatty fish. 
  • Stay away from fried foods. 
  • Eat the rainbow!
     

    Move More

  • Get moving and start being active. Add some exercise into your day by walking. Start with 15 minutes 2x a day. 
  • Use the stairs instead of taking the elevator.
  • Find an exercise buddy to do activities with. This will make it more enjoyable and hold you accountable. 
  • Make sure to stretch before exercising. 
  • Go for a bike ride around your neighborhood or at the local park.
  • Do chores around the house or find time to garden.
  • Go to the gym or play sports with some friends. 
  • Make sure you have the right equipment and stay hydrated! 

Source: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/

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