According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular disease (CVD) – which includes heart disease and stroke – is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. The Heart Foundation says CVD claims approximately 1 million lives each year – a statistic that should make all our hearts skip a beat.
The Heart Facts
To bring awareness, February is American Heart Month making Feb. 14 not the only day to celebrate your heart.
By recognizing this month, it requires you to pause, think about your lifestyle, and make healthier choices.
Did you know?
- This year, more than 920,000 Americans will have a heart attack and nearly half of them will occur without prior symptoms or warning signs.
1. Eat Right
The first step to leading a healthier lifestyle is eating right. That means choosing nutritious foods and meals each day, containing the right balance of protein, carbohydrates, fat, fiber, and vitamins and minerals, while not overconsuming calories.
Why not make one of those meals an Isagenix shake, which offers quality nutrition. Not only do you get a nutritionally balanced meal with an Isagenix Shake, but Heart Shake Booster also gives you a simple, convenient way to add more targeted nutrition. This unflavored powder mixes easily with any Isagenix shake to provide a delicious way to support your heart health.
Features and benefits:
- May reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol.*
- 5 calories per serving.
- No artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners.
- Dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and vegetarian.
Heart Shake Booster is made from a combination of plant sterols that can help reduce the absorption of cholesterol.* Heart Shake Booster also includes pantethine, a derivative of vitamin B5, and other ingredients inspired by a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet.
*Foods containing at least 0.65 g per serving of plant sterol esters, eaten twice a day with meals for a daily total intake of at least 1.3 g, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. A serving of Heart Shake Booster supplies 0.65 grams of plant sterol esters.
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2. Get Moving
Exercise is another important component that’s essential for every stage of life. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise. If time is an issue, try 30 minutes a day, five days a week. Regardless of which time allotment you choose, regular exercise has a favorable effect on your cardiovascular system.
Outside the gym, try:
- Taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
- Using a balance ball instead of a chair.
- Walking during lunch.
- Joining the IsaBody Challenge®.
3. Maintain a Healthy Weight
As we get older unfortunately, it’s harder to shed those pesky unwanted pounds. Not sure what a “healthy” weight is for you?
The Mayo Clinic follows this guideline:
- Men are considered overweight if their waist measurement is greater than 40 inches (101.6 centimeters).
- Women are overweight if their waist measurement is greater than 35 inches (88.9 centimeters).
Stay on track with your weight wellness goals by finding accountability and community with the IsaBody Challenge! Learn how you can join!
For more ways to support a healthy, active lifestyle, and transform your body, check out this IsagenixHealth FAQ on our newly launched Heart Shake Boosters!