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Wise Wellness: Heart Health – Change Magazine February 2012

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 | 0 comments

Wise Wellness: Heart Health – Change Magazine February 2012

In the darker winter months, cardiovascular health usually doesn’t bask in the same spotlight of attention as immune health. Most people view this chilly time of year as “cold and flu” season and ramp up their immune support while leaving heart health out in the cold. But since United States statistics report that a cardiovascular event (such as a heart attack) occurs every 25 seconds, taking measures to support your circulation and cardiovascular system is critical, especially during winter. The cooler weather and shorter days keep outdoor activities to a minimum, limiting many people to a more sedentary winter lifestyle. Combined with holiday indulgences and cold weather comfort foods, these seasonal realities can lead to weight gain and decreased circulation, resulting in inflammation and oxidative stress. In addition, reduced sunlight exposure makes vitamin D deficiency as well as depression—both proven risk factors for heart conditions—much more prevalent. So what can you do to make sure your heart stays strong and protected?

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