Tips of the Month- Getting Hearty Healthy
Heart Healthy= Being Consistent
Taking care of that love-muscle will ensure that you have the health, energy and capacity to give your love to others. Despite what you may believe, supporting your heart health is easier than you think.
Yes, there are risk factors that increase the chance for heart disease: smoking, consuming unhealthy diet, being overweight/ obese, high stress levels, high blood pressure and diabetes.
However, lucky for you, [almost] all of these factors can be mediated with CONSISTENT exercise.Exercise has been shown to help get to and maintain a healthy weight, lower blood pressure and stress levels (there’s nothing like Medball Slams after a long day at work!), regulate blood-glucose…. And SO.MUCH.MORE.
And it gets even better: the Public Health Agency of Canada states that you only have to be active 2.5 hours EACH WEEK to see the benefits of exercising.
They recommend focusing on vigorous aerobic activities, but, in the end, you just need to find something active that you ENJOY, and you’ll find it easy to keep it up. <3
Check out these sources for more heart-healthy tips from our government agencies:
Grab a workout buddy
Working out with someone is not only more enjoyable, but it can actually improve the workout quality and overall motivation-- which can be especially important for those days when you really don’t feel like exercising, but showed up at the gym anyway. Having to meet up with someone will keep you accountable and more committed to your workout plan (remember, consistency is key to achieving your goals!).
Plus, we can all agree, doing those love-hate exercises like burpees are so much more fun when there’s someone struggling-- errr-- working hard with you!
That’s why we’re having a “Love-you-Buddy” week at TriForce from February 14-19th, 2017. Grab your Valentine/ partner/ family member/ friend and bring them out all week for FREE.
Because those that move together, stay together… and, as we discussed above, those that move consistently, get results!
Pick one habit to work on
Did you make some nutrition resolutions this year? How are they going?