Tip number 1 is to take a deep breath.
Deep in through your nose, hold it, let it out. Let out anxiety. Let out concern. Let out anything that you’re holding on to so you can start your day healthy.
Tip number 2 is eat protein first.
When you eat protein first, your stomach stays fuller longer. Your blood sugar stays stable. And, it keeps you from overeating things that may not be as healthy.
Tip number 3 is stand up and exercise more.
Many times we sit at our desk, we drive in our car, we get logged into our computer or our phones… and, we forget to stand. When you stand up, you move your blood around and evidence shows you’ll live longer and your heart will thank you.
Tip number 4 is to stop smoking.
Smoking causes your blood vessels to decrease in size and can cause heart attacks. So please be heart smart and stop smoking!
Tip number 5 is to drink water.
Make it easy, keep it next to you, keep it in your car, keep it at your desk. Wherever you go, keep a bottle handy.
Tip number 6 is to sleep more.
When we rest, our bodies recover. Use technology or use your phone to set an alarm for one hour before you go to sleep. Read a book, meditate, music, do something to get you ready to go to sleep. Plan to sleep more. 7 hours of sleep per day is recommended.
Tip number 7 is to forgive someone.
Stress impacts our hearts in negative ways. When we’re sad and depressed, or when we’re holding a grudge, we hurt our heart. You should forgive someone, and truly forgive someone. Not just someone who cut you off in traffic, but someone who has hurt you. You don’t have to call them up. You don’t have to let them know. Forgiveness is for you and not them. So, let it go so you can live.
Tip number 8 is to send love.
Use your phones to send out messages of love to someone you care about. Think of someone in your life that you really love, send them a text and let them know you’re thinking of them, and that you love them. It’ll help your heart and theirs!
Tip number 9 is to know your numbers.
Knowing your numbers is important. You want to control your risks for heart disease. You need to know your blood pressure, your weight, your cholesterol and triglycerides, and blood sugar. Your doctor can help you with this. So, know your numbers so your doctor can help you.