I am almost back to a normal routine – and being obsessed with continuing to blog is a major part of that routine.
Fall, is here and the northerners are looking forward to the turning of the autumn leaves making the landscape look like a patchwork quilt: and, some of them will be coming to Florida to escape the winter cold. The holidays will be upon us in the blink of an eye. It’s a time when folks want to lose weight; to look and feel better; to make that life style change; to improve their health; and, make a last stab at fulfilling their January 2017 New Year resolutions.
Tips for a Healthy Heart: A good start for making you a NEW YOU should begin with a good Fitness routine. You can exercise at home, in a gym or wherever you feel comfortable. Use the genre’ of exercise you enjoy…be it aerobics, Tai Chi, Yoga, walking, swimming, or bicycling etc. A genre’ that suits your life’s situation and age. Just keep in mind – SAFETY in whatever you do. You don’t want any broken bones, or pulled muscles, etc. An accident would interfere with you enjoying the holidays…and hospitals are no fun to be in. Simply put, exercise within your ability status. Only the Ninja Warriors go above and beyond.
We are overwhelmed with tips on what to do and what not to do when it comes to the heart. I came across an interesting heart tip I would like to share. The Chinese and Japanese drink Hot tea with their meals, not Cold tea. So why use Hot water instead of Cold water to make their tea? The article I read suggested that the cold water will solidify the oily stuff you have consumed in your meal – thereby slowing down the digestion. Once this ‘sludge’ reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine with fats, dangerous fats, that can lead to cancer or heart disease. Therefore, it is best to use and drink hot soup, warm tea, or warm water after a meal.
You can consume cold drinks (fruit drinks), no soda, no alcohol, teas and ice water, etc. between meals when not eating food. Maybe it is time we adopt the Chinese/Japanese drinking habits after a meal.
A serious note about heart attacks – you should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting…which we have been told by the media and doctors for many years. That theory has been changed by the doctors and media, to tell us now, that we should be aware of intense pain in the jaw line as well. You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. Did you know that 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up? Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep giving you a chance to get HELP. Call 911.
Let’s be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we can survive. There are many discourses referring to the subject of the heart, heart disease, and heart attacks on the internet. Check it out for yourself.
Eating healthy helps to defer heart disease – remember raw fruits, raw vegetables, fish, turkey and chicken. There are plenty of wonderful recipes using healthy fruits and vegetables. Fish, turkey and chicken can be added to any of them as a salad dish or as an entre’. Re-Check my Detox Diet Plan. Remember no red meats, no dairy, no alcohol, etc.
Again – the more we know the better chance we have to survive and live long lives.
THINK POSITIVE – EXERCISE – EAT WELL AND GOOD HEALTH TO ALL!