All year we look forward to the holidays--the warm festive feeling, vacation, time with family, fun with friends, a break from work. However, the good stuff generally comes with a lot of stress from planning, shopping, traveling, spending money and the flip side--too much time with family. This combined with the news that there are new guidelines lowering the threshold for high blood pressure from 140/90 to 130/80 in an effort to reduce the incidents of heart disease and stroke, make staying heart smart this holiday important.
Here are 3 things you can do:
1. The holidays are a time to indulge and enjoy elaborate meals, desserts and festive drinks but eat plenty of lightly cooked and fresh fruit and vegetables for a better dietary balance.
2. Wherever you are, plan active-ities with family and friends, such as hiking, skiing, snow-shoeing, flag football, golfing, tennis, snorkeling, biking. In addition to staying fit, you also have fun, reduce stress, and create memories.
3. Take HealthPhix Mineral Blend and Multivitamin everyday to balance the increase in acidic food consumption that generally happens over the holidays. Our Mineral Blend has Potassium Bicarbonate, an alkalizing and essential electrolyte that helps reduce the risk of high blood pressure and our MultiVitamin has a high quality and toxin-free heart-healthy fish oil. Both come in daily packets so you can easily take on holiday!