5 Effective Ways to Be Good to Your Heart

5 Effective Ways to Be Good to Your Heart

February is the month of love, and as such, our hearts become a key focus. So, in honor of this time, we want to shine the spotlight on heart health and ways to keep your heart healthy.

In case you missed the day of a health class that discussed the heart and all that goes with it, the heart is the driving force of our bodies and the key to having good health in general. Deciding to follow healthier habits and lead a more health-conscious lifestyle will do wonders for your overall health – at any age. Of course, the younger you are when you make this change, the better.

The Benefits Of Leading A Healthier Lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle is beneficial for so many reasons, some of the greatest being related to our hearts. It can reduce your risk of having a stroke or heart attack, as well as prevent other heart diseases.

By making simple changes to your daily routine and eating habits, you can reap the benefits of a healthier body, and as a result, a healthier heart. Exercising more regularly and adding more movement to your day is a great way to start, as well as rethinking the foods that you eat.

What Puts Our Hearts at Risk?

While there are things you can do to improve heart health, there are also things that can negatively impact our heart health. This includes:

  • Inactivity
  • Being overweight
  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Family history of heart disease

Luckily, even if these factors are applicable to you, there are a few things you can do to reduce your risk of going down the same road.

5 Ways To Keep Your Heart Healthy

Globally, one of the greatest killers is heart disease. And the sad thing is, that in most cases these deaths are preventable by making healthy lifestyle changes and understanding your risk factors. Here are some heart healthy tips to get you started.

Get Up And Get Moving

As with any muscle in the body – yes, the heart is a muscle – the best way to get it stronger is by exercising it. The simplest way to do this is by looking for ways to get more active throughout the day.

Get up and get moving

It doesn’t need to be an hour-long gym session; it could be something as simple as taking the stirs and working your way up from there. Find an activity that you enjoy doing and that challenges you, that way you will stay motivated and not lose interest.

Stop Smoking

Okay, this one may be limited to a select few, but it is an important point worth mentioning. Smoking has been linked to the development of several different cancers as well as heart disease.

Stop smoking

We recommend cutting down until you reach the point where you’re no longer reaching for a pack. This helps your body adjust and ensures that you have the right mindset.

Try To Lose Weight

When individuals become overweight, they not only put a strain on their bodies but on their hearts too. In addition to this, it also leads to the development of preventable lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and even heart disease.

Try to lose weight

By ditching the extra weight, your body is able to function optimally, and you’ll feel like a million bucks.

Enjoy Some Heart-Healthy Foods

heart-healthy foods

Fish such as salmon are rich in omega 3 which is a heart healthy fat, and the same can be said for avocados. Look for foods that contain healthy oils that promote health, which can include seeds and nuts, and incorporate them into your diet.

Eat Happy Heart Foods

These are the foods that are not only good for your health but are good for your mood too – in moderation of course. This includes chocolate, wine and even ice cream. That’s right, not only can organic ice cream be good for you (depending on the ingredients) but ice cream also brings happiness. And the impact of happiness on your heart is monumental.


Chocolate contains cocoa which contains good cholesterol, is rich in antioxidants, and improves blood clotting abilities. The same can be said for the alcohol found in wine. Ice cream on the other hand is packed with vitamins and minerals, provides a quick boost of energy, and even boosts immunity. So, why not check out a few of our vegan ice cream flavors?

Bonus Tip: Moderation is Key

Avoid the urge to overeat! Even healthy foods can become a problem when consumed in excess. This is more of a problem in the holidays where family and friends gather, eating rich meals and all the deliciousness that goes along with it.

This February, Be Good To Your Heart

When you think about it, the heart is an often underrated part of the body. It’s what drives us and yet we often forget to look out for it. We’re challenging you to put your heart first this month.

To help you do so, we’re offering 10% off first time online orders. And if you have already ordered from our site, you can still take advantage of our free delivery in the SF Bay area for orders over $45.


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