Take Care of Yourself to Avoid Heart Disease

Everyday is invaluable because there is not a date that repeats itself. You have many new beginnings with each morning that you arise, but today’s morning is unique.

What you do with your 24 hours today impacts how you feel the next day. And if not the next day, in the long run. But with everything you do, remember to spend time to take care of yourself. Have your “me time”. Go beyond the routine of waking up every morning to brush your teeth. Set aside an additional hour or two to sit back and relax. Read, reflect, do some stretches, spend an hour doing amazing fitness that will take care of your heart. In light of February being National Heart Disease month, get in your daily workout with something heart pumping like fitness kickboxing and martial arts.

Fitness keeps our hearts healthy when at a resting state. During the hour or so of working out, blood is transferring oxygen to all areas of our body at a quicker rate. When we workout more, our hearts don’t have to work so hard to pump blood and oxygen when resting.

Did you know that heart disease is the No.1 cause of death in the United States? On average, 600,000 Americans are affected? That’s 1 out of 4 people!

We have one heart and one mind that can do wonders if we apply them, and our body depends on them. We are not puppets. We have the opportunity to control our choices.

What do you want out of life? Do you want to settle for living an okay life, or do you want to exceed all expectations and be wow-ed with life?

But you can’t live the life you want when you’re not taking care of yourself. Love every part of your life!