Posted on 02/23/2016
With February winding down, I didn’t want to miss an opportunity to discuss heart health with you since it is American Heart Month.
Heart disease is the deadliest disease in our country and accounts for more deaths than all cancers combined, it is something we really should pay attention to and not just in February but year ‘round.
You have probably already read recently a great blog post from our registered dietitian about what foods you should be eating for heart health. But, let’s not forget what you should also be doing for heart health. Many things you do every day add up to improving heart health -- or unfortunately, do the opposite.
These tips are things you can do each day to help your ‘ole ticker be healthier and beat on for a long time:
1. Keep your weight in check
2. Say, “No!” to the salt shaker
3. Move more and then some more
4. Watch out for hidden added sugar
5. Give diets heavy in saturated fat and cholesterol the boot
6. Don’t let your blood pressure boil
7. Say, “Yes!” to whole grains, fresh produce and lean proteins
8. Go meatless at least once a week
9. Be sure to stay up to date on your health – check ups, tests and screenings
10. Invest in your health – your greatest asset in life is your health, without it nothing else matters!
Learn more about heart health at the American Heart Association’s website.
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Our Seattle Sutton’s 2016 Slim Down Contest is coming to a close soon (only 3 more weeks to go) and our contestants are finishing strong. They have lost a combined total of 97.4 pounds in 7 weeks.
Who’s leading the pack? Well, check out these impressive numbers for this week’s peek at how they are doing:
1st: Jim is down 23 pounds and 12.29 percent of his body weight!
2nd: JoJean is down 24.4 pounds and 11.29 percent of her body weight!
3rd: Cindy is down 22.4 pounds and 8.84 percent of her body weight!
She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.