Build a Healthy Relationship with Your Heart

iStock_000028248618SmallSince February is the month of LOVE, not just in thanks to Valentine’s Day but also this month’s dedication to heart health awareness, we have a message for all people, single or taken. Regardless of your relationship status, there is one true companion that should be treated with lots of tender, love and care year-round, it’s your heart.

Dr. Tara Narula, board certified cardiologist, Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine for Hofstra University NSLIJ School of Medicine and Associate Director of the Cardiac Care Unit at Lenox Hill Hospital/NSLIJ in Manhattan, advises that everyone should treat their heart as they would a partner in a loving relationship.

During the month of February, give your heart the attention it deserves. Use these simple tips to guide you in building a strong relationship with your heart:

  • Communication is key. Know your family history and risks that may affect your heart. Spend time getting know the needs of your heart.
  • Treat your heart to some date nights. Indulge in fresh veggies, nuts, fruits, fish and even a glass of red wine. Make your heart feel special by simply eating right.
  • Be committed. Make heart health a priority by watching your weight, cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure.
  • Protect the ones love. By taking prescribed medications, avoiding tobacco and exercising daily, you can strengthen your heart and keep it safe from harmful carcinogens.
  • Build a stable relationship with others. Teach your mind and heart to communicate in a friendly manner forming a stress-free and long-lasting relationship.

 

Source: Narula, Dr. Tara. “Nine Steps to a Healthy Relationship With Your Heart.” The Blog: HuffPost Healthy Living. The Huffington Post. 2 Feb. 2015. Web. February 2015.

 

 


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