Contact Us

Mommy Blogger Dr. Leheska – Three Easy Steps to Love Your Heart

We are just shy of two months into the New Year and chances are that our best planned intentions to eat and live healthier are beginning to feel like impossible dreams. Luckily, February, the month of Love and Heart Awareness has come just in time to inspire us all over again! This is our chance to focus on our hearts, emotionally and physically, and repair any ‘cracks’ that have occurred due to poor maintenance over time.  

American Heart Association

Did you know heart disease is the number one killer of American women…-moms-, and more women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined? Unfortunately, no one is immune to this risk, but we can all reduce our risk of unnecessary heart disease through proper diet and adequate physical activity.

With the countless mixed messages about what we should or shouldn’t eat in the main stream media American’s are not sure what is right for their diets.  As a Registered Dietitian, and mom, my goal is to provide you with accurate information based in science that will empower you with confidence to make the right food choices for you and your family. To get started the following are three basic steps to follow in order to be good to your heart.

1. Understand what healthy body weight means.

a. Calculate your current Body Mass Index (BMI) by following this link. Based on your BMI do you need to lose weight, gain weight or maintain your current weight?

2.    Consume a nutrient rich diet

a. Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.

i. 2 cups fruits
ii. 2-3 cups veggies (preferably non-starchy)

b. Make at least half your grains whole

c. Go Lean With Protein

i. At least 6 ounces per day

d. Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) Milk

i. 3 cups dairy per day

3. Just Move!

a. Moms need at least 30 minutes of physical activity five days per week to improve  health.

Achieving a healthy body weight, consuming nutrient rich diet and staying physically active are three simple ways to not only protect your heart, but to gain optimal health.

May your hearts be happy and healthy now and always.

iStock

More From Mix 94.1

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://mix941kmxj.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Mix 94.1 KMXJ quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Mix 94.1 KMXJ quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!