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Heart Healthy Tips for Seniors

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it

This heart month, take the time to consider how you can make small changes in your daily habits to take care of one of your body’s most vital organs. You can start by incorporating the following tips into your day.

  1. Add color to your plate. Try incorporating more fruits and veggies into your daily meals. Fruits and vegetables provide beneficial vitamins and nutrients to your body, making your heart happier.
  2. Snack healthy! Choose one or two snacks per day that are rich in omega-3s, such as nuts or guacamole made from avocados.
  3. Get moving each day. Exercise helps keep your weight in check while also increasing the amount of oxygen in your blood, making your heart more efficient and stronger.
  4. Reduce stress by practicing meditation or taking up a new hobby. Finding an activity to quiet your mind will not only reduce  your stress hormones, but will also help your mind by keeping it focused.

Remember, keeping your heart and body healthy is a life-long commitment. Try as often as possible to include the habits listed above into your daily life and your heart will thank you.

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