Do you have the heart of a Champion?
Enjoy a long, active life full of energy and vitality.
By Luigi Gratton, M.D., M.P.H. Vice President of Medical Affairs and Education, Herbalife
Maintaining a strong, healthy cardiovascular
system is essential to
your overall health and quality of
life. So why wait? Start making life
choices today that will give you the
heart of a champion - and the life of
Here are a few ideas to
get you started:
1. Step up your game
Get your body moving. Studies show
that moderate physical activity can
strengthen the heart. Regular exercise
- jogging, weightlifting, playing
sports - is key to a healthy heart and a
rich and fulfilling life. Not interested in
playing sports or joining a gym? Try
walking. Taking 6,000 to 10,000 steps
every day is terrific for your heart. A
pedometer, available at any sporting
goods store, can help you keep track
of your steps throughout the day. Try
different types of exercise, find the
ones you really enjoy, and make them
a regular part of your life.
2. Eat like a winner
Forget the fast food. Junk the junk
food. Create a heart healthy diet.
That means healthy protein, healthy
fatty acids like Omega-3s, lots of
water and plenty of fruits and
veggies. The way you eat is
important, too. So don’t skip meals.
Schedule regular times for meals and
snacks. And try not to eat anything
within a few hours of going to bed.
3. Rest, recharge and rejuvenate
And speaking of going to bed... it’s
time to get some shuteye. Sleep
deprivation has been linked to an
increased risk of heart problems.
We’re busy people, and it can be
tempting to shave off an hour or two of
sleep to “be more productive.” Resist
that temptation. For eight hours of
every day of your life, the most
productive activity you can engage in
for your health is sleeping. So have a
good night - and you’ll have a great life.
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