According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is a major problem in the United Sates, but it is preventable and controllable. To celebrate February as American Hearth Month, here are some tips from the CDC for starting your own journey towards better heart health:
- Eat a healthy diet.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Monitor your blood pressure.
- Don't smoke.
- Limit alcohol use.
- Have your cholesterol checked.
- Manage your diabetes.
- Take your medicine.
And here’s one last tip: don’t forget your Arnicare! Starting a heart-healthy program, like a new exercise regimen, is likely to cause sore muscles, so keep a tube of Arnicare Gel on hand to relieve muscle pain and stiffness, and to reduce swelling and discoloration from bruises. For more information, visit Arnicare.com or check us out on Facebook and Twitter.
How are you celebrating American Heart Month? Leave us a comment, and let us know your fitness goals, and how you hope to achieve them.