April is Stress Awareness Month. Throughout the month, we will be focusing on stress awareness and ways to handle stress in a healthy manner. Stress can come in many forms and it affects everyone differently. In many cases, stress cannot be avoided. However, with the right tools stress can be much more manageable.
Today’s heart-healthy tip focuses on exercise. It’s no secret that regular physical activity is vital for overall health. Try finding a walking or exercise buddy. You can encourage each other and hold one another accountable. Your hearts will thank you!
In today’s busy world one often finds that self-care is not at the top of our to-do list. When is the last time you treated yourself or scheduled in “me time”?
Today’s heart-healthy tip focuses on adding color to your diet. Remember, you don’t have to break the bank to eat healthy. Many fruits and veggies cost less than $1 per serving, making them less expensive than many vending machine snacks. Buy produce that is in season to save on cost. Buying in bulk and freezing extra portions is also an easy, cost-effective option.
Our bodies are made of up to 60% water. With that being said, proper water consumption is essential for a healthy lifestyle. The institute of Medicine suggests that the average male drinks roughly 104 ounces of water daily and that the average female drinks roughly 72 ounces daily. That might seem like a lot of water, but try adding fresh mint, citrus, fruits or cucumbers to your water for a fun and tasty twist!
November is American Diabetes Month. According to the CDC, an estimated 29.1 million Americans have diabetes. Even more startling is the fact that an estimated 8.1 million of the 29.1 million were undiagnosed diabetics!