• February 16, 2016
  • Katlin Owens

A Healthy Heart Challenge

February is American Heart Month.

While you’re thinking about how to take care of your heart, consider these simple ways to boost cardiovascular health:

  • Reducing sodium intake: The American Heart Association recommends no more than 1,500mgs of sodium per day
  • Moving your body: At least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity at least five days per week and two days of moderate- to high-intensity muscle-strengthening activity per week will keep your ticker in peak condition. Keep in mind that even just walking for 30 min a day helps!
  • Reducing Stress: Stress can cause illness, influence poor eating habits, and sap your energy. To find your zen, try positive self-talk, deep breathing and finding healthy activities that you enjoy like painting, knitting, listening to music, reading, etc.


  • Regular Cardiologist visits
  • Training for a 5k race
  • Laugh more!
  • Participating in Firefighter training to get in shape


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