Women are busy: preparing meals, booking dentist appointments, making sure to drive everyone everywhere and in time, etc. With so much to do, some mothers forget about themselves and neglect their health. Are you like that?
February rhymes with Heart Month
According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, cardiac diseases and strokes are responsible for the premature death of one in three Canadians. It is also the main cause of death in women. That is why you should consult the foundation’s website and find out how to take care of yourself. Also, on this website, you can assess your risk of suffering from cardiovascular diseases.
February rhymes with Valentine’s Day and chocolate
Valentine’s Day is a moment when we cook all sorts of meals with cocoa and chocolate. You should know that cocoa and dark chocolate rich in cocoa could reduce the risks of cardiovascular diseases thanks to the Flavonoids they contain. Other studies should eventually be made to determine which amount of cocoa and dark chocolate should be eaten and how often. Still, cocoa and chocolate do not replace basic tips such as eating well and exercising to prevent heart diseases.
This February, think about your heart and exercise at least 30 minutes a day, eat enough vegetables, fruits, and fish, quit smoking and manage your stress. You can even treat yourself by eating a delicious square of dark chocolate rich in cocoa.
Keep your heart happy this February!