Your Heart: What is it Hungry for?
- ENJOY A HEART PROTECTIVE DIET:Include soy foods like tofu and soy milk, snack on a handful of almonds each day, focus the majority of your diet on fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes, and avoid highly processed foods and foods high in saturated fat and sugar.
- GET ACTIVE:Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate activity on most days of the week. If this seems like a lot of time to find in your already busy schedule, start by making small changes to your regular routine to make it as active as possible. Walk to the local shops instead of taking the car, park the car a few blocks away from your destination or take a brisk walk in your lunch break.
- PUT TIME INTO YOUR RELATIONSHIPS:Good quality relationships take energy and care. Spend time with your family and friends and think about the way you communicate with each other. Relationships based on mutual respect, trust and love are not only good for our hearts, they are good for our whole being, the people around us, and our wider community.YOUR SAY: What do you do to keep your heart healthy? Tell us below...