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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Ten Tips for a Healthy Heart

Sponsored post: All information was gathered from Macrolifenaturals.com & https://www.goredforwomen.org/

The best love is a healthy heart!


     February is the month of love. Most people are celebrating Valentine's day but did you know that February is also American Heart Month? It is the month to wear red to raise awareness for heart disease. February is the perfect month to promote heart health and take steps to learn about how you can take care of your heart. The heart is one of the most important organs in your body so while you are enjoying your chocolate, hopefully, dark chocolate, take some time to love your heart. 

 Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans, taking the lives of 2,200 people each day. In addition, 103 million adults have high blood pressure and 6.5 million are living with heart failure

Show your heart some love with these 10 tips

Everyone wants a healthy heart so try these simple lifestyle changes to give your heart the love it deserves. Some of these tips may be easier than others but make today the day that you say "I love you" to your heart and body. Treat your body with love and make your heart proud as it beats a happy beat to help pump that blood through your body. 

1. Stop smoking

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for the lungs but it also harms your heart. Quitting smoking is never easy but it is the best thing that you can do to say I love me! Smokers have a higher risk of developing many chronic disorders like atherosclerosis or the buildup of fatty substances in the arteries. Go HERE for helpful resources to help you quit smoking. 





2. Eat smart


Most everyone knows that a diet full of healthy food is essential for a healthy heart. Some of the healthy heart food includes oatmeal, salmon, berries, and nuts. You will be happy to know that dark chocolate is also on the list. Sometimes healthy eating can use a boost and adding a Red Supplement to your diet can help with your cholesterol. My favorite red supplement is a delicious drink from Macrolife Naturals. These superfood Miracle Reds has19 different delicious fruits and an array of herbal extracts, vitamins, minerals, fiber and probiotics to supports heart health and so much more. It is a delicious way to love your heart.



Take a look at some of the ingredients in Miracle Reds:

Pomegranate: Evidence suggests pomegranate improves cardiovascular function, brain tissue, bone mass, and prostate health. 
Grape Seed Extract: It’s 50 times more potent than vitamin E, and 20 times that of vitamin C. 
Goji Berries: Himalayan mountain goji berries contain amino acids and more iron than spinach.
Plant Sterols: Studies show that consuming plant sterols provides revolutionary heart protection and significant cholesterol-lowering benefits.
Mangosteen Fruit: This fruit provides xanthones, which are some of the most powerful antioxidants
found in nature to support the heart and cardiovascular system.
Oat Beta-Glucan Fiber: Oat beta-glucan fiber is a biologically active soluble fiber that helps lower blood cholesterol and balances glucose and insulin levels.
Turmeric: Turmeric acts as an anti-inflammatory antioxidant with valuable compounds that help
ease inflammation, pain, and improve circulation.
Açaí 5:1 Extract: Açaí is a rare fruit found deep in the Amazon Rainforest. It’s a concentrated source of anthocyanins and has a naturally high ORAC value.
Papaya: Papayas offer a rich source of antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, vitamin C, B vitamins
and folate. They also contain the enzyme, papain, which aids with digestion.
Non-Dairy Probiotic Culture: Containing 18 billion non-dairy “friendly bacteria” per serving, this
culture helps with the digestion of foods and also with the absorption of vitamins and minerals.

Miracle Reds superfood supplement is much more than a fruit blend!  Miracle Reds Organic SuperFood is Rich in Vital Vitamins, Minerals and Polyphenols – Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten and Dairy Free.  It’s an Organic superfood supplement with probiotics: Miracle Reds Superfood fruit & veggie drinks powder with an ingredient list of vital digestive enzymes, polyphenols, vitamins & minerals for all-day energy.

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3. Screen for diabetes

Untreated diabetes can lead to heart disease. Diabetes can be easily discovered through a simple blood test. If you discover that you have diabetes, don't stress out as it can be managed by diet and exercise and/or medication prescribed by your doctor. Take the first step and talk to your doctor about being tested for diabetes.

4. Get active  


       Heart pumping physical activity not only helps to prevent heart disease but can also improve overall mental and physical health. The American Heart Association recommends five 30 minute moderate exercise sessions each week. While this may seem impossible at first, You can break up the 30 minutes throughout the day into smaller 10-15 minutes sessions. Walking is one of the best ways to exercise. Even on the days that you don't feel like working out just remember that even 10 minutes is always better than nothing. Check out 13 Simple Ways To Sneak In A Workout and Workout Tips For Stay At Home Moms to get some motivation to workout. 

5. Build some muscle


 Strength training is not only great for toned muscles but it is also great for the heart, it might even help you burn more calories. I was late to the weight lifting thing and when I turned 50, I realized how weak my arms were after I tried yoga for the first time. The American Heart Association recommends getting in two days of strength training each week. I have been doing simple weight lifting for a year and I am amazed at how strong my arms are and I can now do push-ups with my boys.

6. Know your numbers

Healthy weight, blood pressure, and total cholesterol all play a part in a healthy heart. Now is the time to get your blood pressure and cholesterol tested to see if they are within the guidelines. Ideal weight is different for each person depending on things like age and height so check with your doctor to determine if your numbers are heart healthy.

7. Limit junk


We all love the taste of junk food but these foods can be loaded with excess sugar, salt, and saturated fat as well as being nutrient poor. These foods, when eaten in excess, can cause weight gain, raise blood pressure and clog arteries, which are all risk factors for heart disease. So love your heart and make better choices when it comes to junk food. Limit your intake of junk food and reach for healthy food more often.




8. Stress less

Did you know that stress can be bad for your heart? Stress increases cortisol, which leads to weight gain, a key risk factor for heart disease. Stress can also make you do other unhealthy habits like smoking and over-eating. Stress can also increase the risk of anxiety and depression. Many of the items on tips on this list can also help with reducing stress. To help reduce stress make time for "me time" with meditation, music, yoga, a soak in a hot tub or a night out with friends.


9. Sleep more


Sleep is important for a healthy body as it is a chance for our body to restore. Sleep can decrease stress and stress is bad for the heart. Getting enough sleep can make us feel happy as we all know how we feel when we do not get enough sleep. Aim for 6-8 hours a night. To get help with improving your sleep habits check out these Ten Tips To Get A Better Night Of Sleep.

10. Laugh more and enjoy life

A happy heart is a healthy heart. Did you know that laughing can be great for the heart? Laughing is like a mini exercise session. It improves your mood. Also, enjoy life for a healthy heart. Do things that make you happy, like dancing or watching a favorite movie. Spend time with those you love and give out more hugs. When you enjoy life, it is easier to love your heart.

Which of these tips can you do to love your heart?



Go discover more healthy heart tips, healthy heart foods, and other healthy heart resources at https://www.goredforwomen.org/

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65 comments:

  1. I really like that Miracle Reds have nutrient-rich, anti-aging anti-oxidants, polyphenols and heart-friendly plant sterols.

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  2. I like that Miracle Reds have nutrient-rich, anti-aging anti-oxidants, polyphenols and heart-friendly plant sterols.

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  3. I especially like the anti-aging anti-oxidants benefit.

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  4. I like that it is vegan!

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  5. There are so many items on this list that I KNOW I should be doing - eating smarter, working out, lifting weights, etc. I am so grateful that I never became a smoker but I know there are so many other things that I could do to make my heart healthier. I need to do something before it is too late!

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  6. I really appreciate that it is vegan and no artificial ingredients and high anti-oxidants!

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  7. Packed with antioxidants is a huge thing for me. This sounds like a great supplement!

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  8. I've been struggling with frequent fatigue lately so "vital digestive enzymes, polyphenols, vitamins & minerals for all day energy" sounds amazing to me right now. Thank you for the chance! :)

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  9. love all the antioxidants and turmeric which has really helped me with back pain!

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  10. I love that you can drink this after a workout!

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  11. The ingredients makes this the sure supplement to keep you health.

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  12. I love that it has probiotics!

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  13. I think that one of the hardest things to do from your list is to stress less. When life brings you problem after problem is very hard to just calm down and don't think about them.

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  14. These are all such great tips to maintain a healthy heart. I know I could up my fitness game!

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  15. I'll keep these tips in mind for sure. I do want to have a healthy heart. My husband needs to as well--he has a history of heart disease in his family.

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  16. I like that it is a good work out recovery formula. I have been slacking on consuming those.

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  17. I like that its delicious and nutritious, great for anytime – perfect for post workout recovery and has Super Fruit Blend of blueberries, boysenberries, elderberries, blackberries, and red raspberries

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  18. Couldn't agree more. Taking care of ourselves is so important. Sometimes we lose track of what really matters. These are great tips to follow.

    Xo
    Candace
    Http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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  19. It is great tat Miracle Red has polyphenols and heart-friendly plant sterols that make it perfect for supporting fitness!

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  20. I really like that Miracle Red is packed with antioxidants proven to help mop-up unstable free radicals that damage cells. And also that all ingredients are high in polyphenols, carotenes, and phytonutrient antioxidants – compounds sorely missing in typical diets.

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  21. Ok so by the looks of it my heart is a good balance of being healthy & unhealthy!!!

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  22. I really like the anti-aging element. Thank you

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  23. Wonderful tips! Some small changes can make a huge difference to your diet and longevity!

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  24. I like that it's Non GMO, Vegan, Gluten and Dairy Free with probiotics to boot.

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  25. Absolutely...You make such great points. Unless you are healthy, it very difficult to enjoy life let alone love someone and be loved without being distracted..

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  26. My favorite is the Complete Anti-Aging Antioxidant Spectrum! I'm trying to do everything I can to look and feel better and be healthier overall.

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  27. These are all great advice! Unfortunately, because of lack of time,we tend to forget about our health and well-being.

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  28. Great list and I love the list of superfoods! Smoking will never many anyone healthy.

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  29. I love these tips, I'm all about healthy living.

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  30. Eat healthy, get some exercises done, reduce the amount of junk and get regular screening! That, I will have to agree on. Cheers to a happy heart!

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  31. I love how MacroLife is loaded with so many nutritious vegetables and fruits to keep you healthy and vibrant! Great tips on taking care of yourself too - thanks so much!

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  32. This is a very interesting supplement. They have so many healthy items as standard. I must pop into the health shop tomorrow to learn more.

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  33. While I'm already doing a few of these, I really need to exercise more! I'm going to commit to it and just do it.

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  34. I don't smoke so at least I have that. I do have a very good sleeping pattern though but i know i should improve my diet!

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  35. I'M diabetic, I need a supplement to strengthen my heart

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  36. I love that it has grape seed extract because I love anything that helps my skin stay supple looking.

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  37. I like that there are no artificial ingredients.

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  38. Your tips are sound advice fir us all! I especially love your list of miracle red list!

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  39. Very helpful tips for healthy heart. I am sharing these tips in our FB group which is all about health. Hope this will help many

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  40. These tips are a good reminder for me. We shouldn't ignore the importance of right amount of sleep in our lives that is vital for good health.

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  41. This will make a great addition to my post-workout smoothie after the gym as it's great that is how so many vegetables and fruits for antioxidants and anti-aging benefits. Wonderful healthy reminders too to keep in mind.

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  42. Eating more vegetables and fruits are good! But sometimes a little treats like sweets are okay :D

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  43. Great list! I need to try some of those supplements/foods you listed.

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  44. I like that the ingredients are raw.

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  45. They contain 1 billion non-dairy “friendly bacteria” per serving. This helps with the digestion of foods and also with the absorption of vitamins and minerals.

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  47. I like the Miracle Reds Promotes Healthy Immunity. This Winter I've had a constant cold and I usually don't get sick.

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  48. I love that this is perfect for natural immunity support! As someone that has been battling an autoimmune disorder, products like this are perfect!

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  49. I like the anti-aging benefits.

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  50. I really like that you can use this in recipes and it lends itself well to a heart and healthy lifestyle.

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  51. I like that the product is full of anti-aging anti-oxidants. Thanks for all the great info!

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  52. Wow, I like all the benefits this has....and that it's made of fruits (I'm not a veggie eater, sadly). I like that "A Super Fruit Blend of blueberries, boysenberries, elderberries, blackberries, and red raspberries combines to form a nutritional powerhouse. Packed with antioxidants proven to help mop-up unstable free radicals that damage cells. All ingredients are high in polyphenols, carotenes, and phytonutrient antioxidants – compounds sorely missing in typical diets." Thanks and God Bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol dot com

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  53. Perfect Post Workout Recovery Formula

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  54. I love that it has one billion friendly bacteria to assist in the vitamin absorption! I love that it has a great berry taste too!

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  55. I love how easy this is to incorporate into my daily breakfast smoothie

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  56. I need the anti-aging anti-oxidants benefits. I feel like life is just closing in on me as I age. I've needed a hip replacement now for 4 years and I am just too afraid to go through with it so I need to keep my health in good shape to stay strong.

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  57. this isn't working properly for me so I had to enter anonymously but name is maria simon I love that is is vegan cant wait to try thank you

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  58. I like the anti-aging anti-oxidants these have, especially now that I'm older. Thanks!

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  59. non-allergenic, proprietary fruit blend. Miracle Reds has nutrient-rich, anti-aging anti-oxidants, polyphenols and heart-friendly plant sterols. Delicious and nutritious, great for anytime – perfect for post workout recovery!

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  60. I like that it is vegan and no artificial ingredients.

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  61. I love that it promotes healthy immunity!

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  62. frases Thanks for sharing. I like this post because we can get some useful information from your blog. This blog is very nice

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