Lower Your Risk Of Heart Disease

February is Heart Health Month. Now is a good time to evaluate your daily activities and find ways to be kind to your heart. You can make some easy changes to your lifestyle that will go a long way to improving your heart health.

  1. Don’t Smoke – I know, this one is a no-brainer, and for smokers out there, I understand that it is easier said than done. But remember, smoking is the leading cause of preventable death. Talk to your doctor if you need help quitting – there are ways to do it.
  2. Get Up And Move – As someone who also sits a lot at work, this one is also hard to do. Your risk of heart failure increases, even if you exercise, if you sit around a lot. I actually set a timer right on my computer to remind me to get up and move around every hour. Every little bit helps.
  3. Exercise – Exercise doesn’t have to be traditional, gym style exercise. Pick something you like and do that. Whether it’s simply walking the dogs, playing tennis, or even gardening. Get active and stay active. Whatever you do, if you pick something you enjoy doing, you will be more apt to stick with it.
  4. Healthy Eating – Limit saturated fats and salt in your diet. Instead, go for fruits and veggies, and lean protein. You will stay full longer with high-protein meals and a more colorful plate will give your body the essential vitamins and minerals it needs. Again, and I can’t stress this enough,…if you like it, you will stick with it. Don’t pick a meal plan that you can’t stand just because it is healthy. Eat healthy foods,…but make sure you like what you’re eating.
  5. Sleep – Studies have shown that long-term sleep problems increase your risk of heart failure. Do what you can to try and sleep well so you wake rested and refreshed. As someone with a small child, I understand that this is sometimes not feasible. But do what you can to try and get enough sleep.
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The Newest Fitness Innovations Everyone Wants

SPACEWALKER TREADMILL

The Spacewalker Treadmill is the answer to your New Years Resolution goals - stylish furniture for a small or multi-use space, yet robust enough to offer a great workout. No need to choose between how you utilize your room – making it a workout space or a family space. Just open up the treadmill to workout and close it up to be a sleek table or bench when you’re done. And it comes in multiple colors to go with any décor.

Spacewalker Treadmill Folds Into A Table

 

JONES MACHINE

You can workout your entire body safely, efficiently and correctly - and with the freedom to do any exercise you want as if you were using free weights – with just one machine. The Jones Machine performs just like a regular Smith Machine, allowing you to safely move weight in a vertical plane. But unlike the Smith Machine, it also allows you to move that weight forwards and backwards, as if you were strength training with free weights. So you have the safety and ease-of-use, like a Smith Machine, with the freedom and correct biomechanics of a Power Rack and Free Weights, all in one, compact machine.

The Journal of Fitness Research concluded that the Jones Machine beats standard Smith Machines in the ability to perform exercises correctly. “The Smith Machine does not match the free bar path of the major exercises, while the Jones Machine…allows exercise specific and individual bar path variations.”

The Jones Machine Moves Forwards and Backwards as well as Up and Down.

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