Heart Health

Keeping Your Heart Beating Strong

By Eric Spinner, C.N.C.

In these fast paced days of our lives, with all the running around to get the kids to their game on time, and trying to meet other daily time crunches, we don’t always have time to eat right and exercise as much as we may like. While I always recommend trying to eat the proper amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and high quality protein from meats, fish, and poultry, I find that it is not always possible to do so.

The thing to keep in mind is that we should try to do everything in moderation, including moderation. When we don’t have time to eat nutritious foods, it’s important to make the best possible choices regarding the meals we do consume.

Exercise is a key factor as well, in providing our bodies optimal health. It is very important that we try to maintain a regular program of moderate exercise at least three to four times a week. Remember to warm up prior to, and cool down following, and stretch before, during, and after as well.

Aerobic exercise like swimming, walking, and biking, is important for cardiovascular health. Doing aerobic exercise four to five times per week and combining an-aerobic routines on three of those days is a great way to keep our bodies strong and healthy.

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