#HLWDK Daily Health Tips: Power House Of The Body


You know your heart powers your body! Do you know that the things you do affect how well your heart powers your body?
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What can you do? You can start by focusing on four lifestyle habits:
• Food:
o Eat more heart healthy foods like fruits and vegetables.
o Use heart healthy oils to cook (eg olive oil) and be sure to use small amounts of even that.
o Limit your intake of salt, sugar and processed foods
• Exercise:
o Create opportunities to exercise and be more active.
o Try and get a minimum of 150 minutes of exercise weekly
o Focus on activities that you love eg dancing, walking, jogging etc
o Find innovative ways to get more exercise
Dance or perform jumping jacks during commercial breaks while watching your favourite TV shows
Pack your car a little farther from your office and walk the rest of the way
Or stop a bus stop away from your usual and walk the rest of the way
Have standing meetings at work
While at work, get up every 1 hour and stretch
Join a dancing class
Get up and walk around every time you’re receiving a call
Put your phone box a little farther away from you in the office so that you have to get up to pick it up when it rings
• Smoking: Quit smoking! There’s no easy way of saying this. There’s no recommended amount of smoking per day. It’s just plain bad for you! Remember that second-hand smoke is just as bad for the people around. For tips on how to go about this, please click on this link: https://chatwithdrketch.com/2015/04/08/daily-health-tips-i-want-hep-to-quit-smoking/
• Alcohol: Reduce your consumption of alcohol and if you don’t drink, please don’t start! For more help with this, please click on this link https://chatwithdrketch.com/2013/12/07/daily-health-tips-alcoholism/
Ensure that your work, sleep and play and environments encourage healthy eating, exercise and discourage smoking and limits alcohol.
Have a great weekend, everyone 😀
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