Just in case you haven't heard, it is Heart Health Month. It is never too early to start taking care of your heart and SparkPeople.com have created a great calendar of tips to guide you on your path to a healthy heart.
Here's a few highlights:
- Get a check - Doctors don't just treat disease, they can perform screenings and tests to figure out what area in your diet and health that need improvement.
- Slow down - chronic stress leads to high blood pressure, which puts you at risk for heart disease and strokes.
- Eat 6 to 8 ounces of baked or broiled fish a week for Omega-3 fatty acids which promote heart health.
It is a great resource and in a PDF file. So you can print it out easily and put it on your fridge to remind you of why you shouldn't be eating another helping of ice cream.