Heart Health

Heart Healthy

Heart Health Means Supporting Your WHOLE Heart

Overview

When many people set out to improve their heart health, they focus primarily on diet and exercise. However, there are other lifestyle factors that also affect heart health and must be addressed. Stress, social isolation, and depression can all contribute to heart disease.  

A holistic view of heart health includes the emotional qualities of the heart—love, friendship, and connection. Learn how you can eat smart, move more and be well to stay strong in your heart, body and soul.


Eat Smart
Eating foods with higher quality ingredients.

Heart healthy foods and grains.

  • Embrace foods in their most natural state. Eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • Avoid foods high in sugars, refined oils, excess sodium, artificial additives and preservatives.
  • Learn what to look for at the grocery store and restaurants.

Download our Heart Healthy Booklet.

 

Move More
A good starting goal is moving at least 25 minutes per day.Incorporate more movement into your routine.

Happy couple taking a walk hand-in-hand.

  • Find activities you like so moving is not a chore but a natural part of your day.
  • Moving more can also help you sleep better. You need at least 7 hours of sleep per night.  

 

Complete our movement quiz to find out how active you are on page 7 in the Balance Magazine.

 

Be Well
Practicing mindfulness, managing stress and connecting socially are important to heart health.

Two women talking and walking hand-in-hand

  • Find social outlets that increase feelings of connectedness.
  • Maintain existing relationships with family and friends.
  • Manage stress and practice mindfulness.

 

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Get Connected

Looking for ways to feel better and improve your health? Start by focusing on things that bring you happiness. According to medical professionals, feeling happy and having a purpose in life have been shown to reduce risk for heart disease. However, fleeting moments of happiness are not enough. Lowering your stress levels with a positive outlook and relaxation techniques over time could reduce your risk of heart problems.

Follow these three pathways to long-term contentment:

  • Engaging fully: Pursue activities that you can totally immerse yourself in: art, gardening, walking, music, or singing.
  • Feeling good: Surround yourself with people and activities that bring you happiness and pleasure. Spend time with family or friends that bring you joy.
  • Doing good: Search for meaning outside of yourself. Participate in purposeful activities: volunteer, give back or teach.

Resident Dale Perkins with his art work behind him.

Dale, a lifelong artist and learner who continues to immerse himself in the world of art, embodies a heart-healthy approach to wellness. Still painting and drawing, Dale shares his skill with his community through generous donations of his time and talent.  Read his full story here. 

 

 

 


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Disclaimer: The information provided is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical, financial, health, social and environmental advice.

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