According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women. To help bring awareness to the disease — that’s often considered a “man’s disease” — February is designated as American Heart Health Month. While heart disease is a serious condition, lifestyle habits can help control and prevent its effects. The CDC recommends these simple changes to help lower your risk:
- Eat a balanced diet. Maintaining a well-balanced diet can be challenging. However, your heart will thank you if you consume nutritious fruits and vegetables, whole grains and foods low in saturated fats on a regular basis.
- Kick the habit. Quitting smoking can be very difficult. But there are many resources available to help you ditch the habit, from smoking cessation counseling to homeopathic medicines such as Lobelia inflata 6C to help fight the cravings.*
- Get moving. Exercising regularly can help keep your heart in tip-top shape. The CDC suggests that adults exercise at least two and a half hours per week. And if you’re getting more active, it can sometimes mean more muscle aches and pain. Be sure to keep Arnicare Gel on hand to help relieve any muscle pain and stiffness that may arise.*
Additionally, if you’re looking for a more holistic workout to maintain good heart health, try incorporating yoga into your fitness routine. Not only is it good for your physical well-being, but it’s also beneficial for your mind and spirit. For some beginner-friendly yoga moves, click here.
*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.