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Heart Health for Valentine’s Day!

Kevin Cleary

When we think of Valentine's Day images of playful hearts come to mind.  The traditional expression of love on this day is a big red heart with chocolate inside!

As we celebrate this heartfelt season, let's keep our heart health front of mind. Since our hearts are one of (if not the most) important organs in our body we must adopt and maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle. At Health Products For You we have heart-friendly products to assist you on your wellness quest.

Avoiding Heart Issues

Start by being proactive. By the time an issue becomes apparent, it may be serious. Heart health begins with exercise and avoiding foods that negatively affect your body and heart. Your diet should include:

  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Whole grains
  • Low-fat protein
  • Fiber-rich foods

In adjusting your diet, you should also control portion size to avoid overeating. Limiting salt and unhealthy fats, like trans fats, can help reduce cholesterol levels while managing blood pressure levels. In a nutshell (nuts are great!) eat less, eat healthier, and move more!

While candy and flowers are gift staples. This Valentine's Day let's think out of the box. Showing our loved ones that we care about their health is the greatest gift. Some great ideas for this Valentine’s Day include:

  • myLAB Box at Home Cholesterol and Lipid Test: This at-home test can test cholesterol and triglycerides for heart health. LDL and HDL levels are also reported from this five-minute mail-in test with results in 2-5 days.
  • Vive ECG Monitor: At-home cardiac monitoring is now easy with this handheld device that accurately detects 14 cardiac conditions including arrhythmia, bradycardia, and tachycardia. Use the Vive Precision app for either iOS or Android phones for safe, accurate tracking and data sharing.
 
  • Medline Heart Rate and Pedometer Watch: An easy way to monitor your heart rate while walking or exercising, this heart rate monitor counts your steps and calories burned. It is water-resistant and has pulse sensors for accurate, continuous heart rate monitoring.
  • myLAB Box At Home Heart Health Test: The key to heart health can be monitoring your cholesterol levels and this simple five-minute test can give accurate results in 2-5 days. High Sensitivity C-reactive proteins and HbA1c levels are just some of the indicators tested for.
Medline Heart Rate and Pedometer Watch
Medline Heart Rate and Pedometer Watch
 
  • Vive Heart Rate ITO Scales: Nobody likes to stand on the bathroom scale, but this scale is a staple for heart health. It accurately measures body weight and heart rate with a complete analysis of body fat, bone mass, and BMI and can be easily monitored on the Vive Precision app.
  • Creative Health BioSig Mini Insta-Pulse II Handheld Heart Rate Monitor: Checking your heart rate at any time is what this portable heart rate monitor is all about. Simply keep it in your pocket or purse when on the go and easily monitor your heart rate.
  • Omron 7 Series Wireless Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor: This wireless blood pressure monitor is lightweight and portable and can record an unlimited number of readings when using the OMRON Connect app. It can also detect irregular heartbeats and gives high-level warnings if diastolic or systolic levels are too high.
 

This Valentine’s Day shows your loved ones how much you care about them. Flowers fade and candy never lasts, but a gift of good health lasts forever!

Visit Health Products For You for all your heart health needs and have a Happy Valentine's Day!

 

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HPFY Kevin Cleary

Kevin Cleary

Hi there, my name is Kevin Cleary. I was born in Westchester County in 1966 on December 3. I lived there until 1973 when my family moved. I graduated from high school in 1984 and then attended college in New ...

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