February is American Heart Month, but maintaining a healthy heart is a year-long event!
Celebrate by showing your ticker some TLC. Here, 9 easy ways to get started.
Belly fat is one risk factor for heart disease, so a slimmer middle, could mean a healthier ticker. In fact, losing enough weight to reduce your waist size by 2 inches may reduce your risk of developing coronary heart disease by 10 to 15 percent, according to some researchers. (Read more about why skinny jeans are good for your heart)
Research indicates that a diet high in whole garins may reduce the risk of heart disease.
Alternating between high- and moderate- intensity bursts of activity can double and maybe even triple the heart benefits you’d get from a moderate sweat session. (The step-by-step guide to giving your heart a workout)
Eating the sweet stuff regularly may reduce your risk of heart disease by one-third, according to research published in the British Medical Journal.
Yoga has been linked to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as other heart benefits.