Your Heart, Your Core, Your Life
The heart, it is the core, it’s the drumbeat that keeps you moving, and it’s the stem of the passion that drives you. February marks a time to focus on all things heart-related. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner and American Heart Month in full effect, it’s only appropriate to put your heart first and focus on how you can support your heart this month and year round.
You don’t smoke, you’re not a heavy drinker, your blood pressure is in check, and your cholesterol is great, what more can you do? Practice these small but mighty daily heart health tips.
- Just Be
Take some time to “just be” with meditation. Daily meditation promotes relaxation which in turn helps to lower stress and stress hormones. Carve out a few minutes each day to sit quietly, stay in the moment and focus on your breathing. If you are finding clearing your mind exceptionally difficult, try a guided meditation to get you started.
- Get up Off of That Thing
Yes, daily exercise that gets your blood pumping is beneficial for heart health, but there is something simple you can do in addition throughout your day that helps your heart as well, stand.
The simple act of standing can help get your blood pumping. Think about what typically happens while you are standing. Your body is working harder than it would while you are sitting. More specifically, your heart and circulatory system are working harder. Ultimately, spending time standing helps to improve cardiovascular and muscle tone.
- Breathe Deep
There are a variety of things that can happen in a day to cause stress and spike your blood pressure. During these times turn to deep breaths. Take a few minutes to do a quick breathing exercise where you slow your breathing. Simply take a long inhale through your nose, hold your breath for a few seconds, and slowly exhale through your mouth. Repeat this a few times and let the tension melt away.
- Give Your Heart some Nourishing Love
Your heart works hard for you day and night so it only makes sense to fuel it with nourishment and heart healthy nutrition. A great supplement to turn to is CoQ10, an essential nutrient for your heart. More specifically, Ubiquinol, the bioactive form of CoQ10. Ubiquinol is a naturally occurring fat-soluble substance that resembles a vitamin. It is found in tissues that require the most energy such as the heart, liver, and kidney. Unfortunately, the natural production of this important antioxidant slowly declines around the age of 30, meaning it becomes important to supplement it.
This powerful antioxidant promotes a healthy heart and a strong cardiovascular system and can be found in New Earth’s Energize.
Happy Heart Month!