Karen Ensle Ed.D., RDN, FAND, CFCS
Family & Community Health Sciences Educator
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County
Heart Healthy Month is an opportunity to take some small steps to create new habits that you can follow to improve your health and reduce your risk for heart attack, stroke or type 2 diabetes. Good eating habits, along with 60 minutes of physical activity a day, will help you feel and look better. Eating healthy is important every day, 365 days a year. Remember, every day is a new opportunity to improve your heart health.
Research tells us we all develop food preferences over time. Reduce the amount of salt you ingest by choosing processed foods with less sodium along with cutting back on your use in cooking and at the table and eventually you will like foods with less salt. This one small step could add years to your life.
Below are some heart healthy tips to try this month and throughout the year:
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