February 3: Heart Health

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Did you know that heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined? While it is important to spread awareness, it is also important to help educate our friends, families and loved ones. Here are some tips for living heart healthy:

–          Eat a diet rich in fruits and veggies, whole-grain and high-fiber foods

–          Try to limit your sodium intake to 1500 mg/day

–          Avoid trans-fatty acids

–          Eat very little saturated fat (such as fat from meat, cheese and butter)

–          Eat less than 150 mg of cholesterol per day

–          Drink no more than one alcoholic beverage a day

–          Stop smoking cigarettes. It is important for many things, including heart health

–          Get 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise a week, such as brisk walking

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