Saturday, February 8, 2014

February Is American Heart Month

Happy heart month--and not just because Valentine's Day is coming up.

February is American Heart Month, and there is no better time to start thinking about your heart than right now! It is always there for you and in return you need to treat it right. Heart disease is a condition that usually does not manifest until a person's fifties, but can take decades of bad habits to create. Right now you can stop and even reverse the negative effects on your heart and cardiovascular system through corrective eating and regular exercise.

The Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine has come up with some recommendations that can be found on their website:

Furthermore, Dr. Dean Ornish developed a protocol that proved combative against heart disease using a low-fat vegetarian diet, required moderate exercise, no smoke, and prescribed stress management techniques. If you are interested in living a long, happy, and healthy life, then made sure you protect your heart with these preventive measures before symptoms occur. 

If you are concerned with your current state of health, or have goals of increasing your health, consider working with a health coach to achieve these goals.