Let the Olympians at this year’s winter games be your inspiration as we celebrate Heart Month. The best way to get more active and stay active is to make physical activity a family affair. Include physical activities into your family schedule and support the importance of an active family lifestyle for a healthy heart, mind and body.
You could start by taking a walk with the family after dinner three days a week or scheduling a weekly Saturday afternoon trip to the pool. Enjoy the outdoors with family activities like hiking, cycling, walking, or skating. And if you’re feeling adventurous, try new activities together like yoga, table tennis or gardening.
Let’s take a look at some healthy nutrition options to complement your physical health.
1. Shake away the sodium and reduce your risk of high blood pressure and stroke by cutting down on your salt intake
2. Fats: the good, the bad, and the ugly
3. Boost your fibre to help lower cholesterol and your risk of heart disease
4. Rekindle home cooking
Cooking at home more often can be the best heart healthy option. It helps you control what you eat and how much of it. So stock your fridge and pantry with healthy foods, and get cooking!
You don’t have to be a gold medalist to enjoy a strong heart and healthy lifestyle. All it takes is the right attitude, a little knowledge and some healthy habits to feel like a champion.
For more nutritional advice, call 1 866 833-7690 and speak to one of our Registered Dietitians or visit workhealthlife.com