Happy Heart Healthy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and love is in the air!

To go along with last week's blog post about American Heart Month, make a date with your heart this Valentine's Day with 5 easy steps for you and your family to become healthier this Valentine's Day.

  1. Show your valentine how much you care by making a one-of-a-kind card from scratch and attaching a special sticker, pencil or poem instead of candy or chocolate.
  2. Treat yourself and your loved ones to a heart healthy, home cooked meal that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables and foods low in saturated fat and salt.
  3. Make your own healthy dessert by dipping fresh fruits like strawberries and bananas into melted dark chocolate.  Dark chocolate has a lot of antioxidants which help to protect the heart.
  4. Show love to those who need it the most by running a food or clothes drive through your school or work and donating the items to a local shelter. 
  5. Physical activity is great for you heart.  Try having an indoor dance party or bundle up and go sleeing or ice skating with your family.
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