Keep heart health simple in February

Published 10:18 am Thursday, February 4, 2016

Amy Baskin

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February is known for love and hearts so it is only natural that we focus on heart health this month. Material for this article has been taken from

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Living healthy doesn’t necessarily mean you have to become a marathon runner. The biggest part of living healthy comes down to simply making healthy choices. And don’t start thinking that being healthy means missing out on all the good stuff! Healthy choices can be just as satisfying as the unhealthy ones. But you have to learn which choices are healthy and which ones aren’t.

Exercising on a regular basis can sound great — in theory. But when it comes to actually doing it, are you among the many who will find anything and everything possible to occupy your time instead?

If every effort to embark on a new fitness plan ends with new running shoes or exercise equipment that remain unused, it’s time to change your mindset. First of all, know you’re not alone. We all face this struggle; and the good news is that we can all conquer it. After all, you don’t have to work out like you’re training for a marathon to get your heart in great shape.

It can be as simple as walking briskly for just 30 minutes a day. And the housecleaning you did to procrastinate your workout? Believe it or not, that counts as exercise, too. You don’t have to go for an actual run to get a runner’s high. That rush you get at the sight of a gleaming bathroom counts too.

There are so many types of physical activity that can improve your cholesterol levels, lower your blood pressure and simply make you feel good. Be creative and take it one step at a time. Every step forward is a step in the right direction to keep you healthy.