February is American Heart Month, a great time to get your blood pumping. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. By adding exercise to your daily routine, you can take a huge step in preventing heart disease from affecting you. Other changes, like cooking healthy, low sodium meals can also make a significant difference in your future health. Here are some healthy meals and light workouts you can do without a gym membership or pricey equipment.
Quick, Healthy, Low-Sodium Meals
-Breakfast: banana nut oatmeal (0 milligrams of sodium)
-Lunch: southern pecan and apple salad (28 milligrams of sodium)
-Dinner: herb-roasted turkey (121 milligrams of sodium)
-Dessert: double apple crumble (29 milligrams of sodium)
Light Cardio Workouts to Improve Your Heart Health
-Walking: increase intensity by carrying light hand weights
-Jogging: start with a 10-minute walk to properly warm up
-Swimming: water is also helpful in easing joint pain and pressure
-Strength Training: an integral part of a balanced workout routine, add in leg lifts to work additional muscle groups
Remember that February 3rd is National Wear Red Day, so put on a red sweater and raise awareness or help fund the fight against heart disease and stroke.
And if you are looking for some new workout clothes while you increase your cardio for American Heart Month, Reboundwear is here to help.