Today is Valentine’s Day, hearts are aflutter and the card, restaurant, florist and chocolate industry has one of the most important days of the year. February is also Heart Month as featured by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). Here is an excerpt from their website with many good recommendations to keep your heart healthy so that the heartbeat only rises for the right reasons. “Make Blood Pressure Control Your Goal
Eating healthy and training hard at the gym can go to waste if you're not managing your stress. Stress causes the hormone cortisol to be released which can cause increased abdominal fat, elevated blood pressure, decreased immune system and blood sugar imbalance. Try attending a yoga class or tai chi, mediation and being in nature.
Some great advice form @Jon Goodman master trainer and all around good guy on the draw backs on low calorie foods. Not always good for you.
The 3 Biggest Problems With Low Calorie Food
1.Calories are energy. So low calorie means low energy. For busy active people, calories are a must as long as they are nutrient dense.
We all hear how we need to cut back on salt. Ordinary table salt has been stripped of its companion elements and contains additives. In studies table salts have been linked to hypertension and other heart or blood illnesses. Table salt also gives many people the feeling of being bloated. Well there is a salt called Himalayan Pink Salt. It is a pure, hand-mined salt found naturally deep inside the Himalayan Mountains.