As if one challenge this month was not enough, Apple gave me two. On top of burning 660 calories a day, like other apple watch wearer I was challenged to maintain a 7-day streak of closing my 30-minute exercise ring. No if, and, or buts about it, challenge accepted.
February is officially Heart Awareness month. Living a heart-healthy lifestyle can not only add years to your life but improve your quality to life. And women we are leading men in this category – we have to take better care of ourselves and listen to our bodies. Many women will go to great lengths to take care of everyone else and ignore the signs of chest tightening and high blood pressure that’s happening to them. My motto is prevention is the best medicine. If you know you have heart disease in your family or your body is telling you to get up and move. It is time to live a healthy lifestyle.
A few tips from National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: (https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/heart-healthy-lifestyle-changes)
- Eat more vegetable, fruits, nuts, and lean meats
- Aim for a healthy weight
- Manage stress
- Physical Activity
- NO SMOKING
The website I have included goes into greater detail. Self-care is never a crime. The people who love you will appreciate it.