Did you know cardiovascular disease remains the #1 killer in the USA?1 It’s a scary statistic if you do nothing . . . but hope remains, if you take action. By following these key lifestyle habits, you can achieve a strong and vital ticker, set to last for the long-haul. Maintaining fantastic heart health IS in your hands!
1. Consume a heart healthy diet.
Start by cutting out processed carbs, sugar, conventional animal products, and toxic fats like GMO vegetable oils and trans fats. Instead, reach for whole foods that support healthy heart function like organic vegetables and berries, raw nuts and seeds, avocados, olive oil, grass-fed and pastured animal products, and wild caught seafood.
2. Move your body daily.
We know how important it is to move our bodies regularly for good health, but many us of simply aren’t doing it. Yet small efforts add up! Take the stairs instead of the elevator, park your vehicle on the outskirts of parking lots, take a short walk after meals to decrease the postprandial blood sugar spike, and switch to a standing desk at the office. Sitting is the new smoking.
3. Keep your mouth happy.
Good dental health is vital for overall health, and diseases of the mouth are often linked to diseases of the heart. Brush and floss daily, using natural products which support the health and proper balance of the oral microbiome to keep your heart happy.
4. Get adequate sleep.
Lack of sleep can increase insulin resistance, stress, and inflammation which is are risk factors for cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease.2 Aim to get about 7-8 hours of quality shut-eye per night to support a healthy heart.
5. Eat your BITS!
Scientific research has found evidence that blue-green algae, as found in our ENERGYbits® and SKINNYbits® spirulina tablets, works to improve heart health at the cellular level. Regular consumption of algae can work to increase good (HDL) cholesterol levels and reduce triglycerides, two keys to a healthy heart.3 Spirulina also offers loads of clean protein to stay satiated (64%) and essential fatty acids like Omega-3s to support healthy cellular function. Note: SKINNYbits® and ENERGYbits® are the same product with different packaging.
Boom! So, there you have it, our top tips for increasing your cardiovascular health. You got this!
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