Heart Yourself

Heart Yourself

As February is all about heart awareness, the experts at Sierra Strength & Speed have some information to share with you to keep your heart healthy and happy! Heart Yourself

Just as you want to protect your heart from loving the wrong people, you should strive to protect your heart from eating the wrong foods.

Health and fitness go beyond an hour each day at the gym, or on your favorite trail. While exercising 30 to 60 minutes per day can reduce your risk for the No. 1 killer in America, heart disease, you must also be conscious of your choices throughout the remaining 23 hours per day.

Did you know that omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are recommended to be consumed in a 1-to-1 ratio?

Currently, American’s consume a 1-to-14 ratio! Omega-3 fatty acids are commonly known as “heart healthy” fats (associated with plant-based fats and fish fats), while omega-6 fatty acids should be consumed less (associated with animal fats).