Different Ways You Can Celebrate Heart Health Month

By on February 23, 2013

This month is a good opportunity to consider the best ways to keep your health in top shape to help you live longer and enjoy life more. Now that the holidays are over and spring is on the way, you can find new ways to improve your heart health throughout the rest of the year.

Take Up A New Exercise or Sport

A good way to celebrate heart health month is to start a new exercise activity to improve your cardiovascular function and improve overall health. You may already belong to a gym or engage in active sports. Adding a new sport will spur new interest in keeping your body fit. If you have been physically active for a while and feel confident of your skills, try signing up for some mud run events. These events can provide a fresh test of your strength and endurance. Remember to train with wet clothes and shoes to duplicate the condition of the event.

Different Ways You Can Celebrate Heart Health Month

Open Up Your Heart Chakra

According to Eastern spiritual philosophies, the body contains “chakras,” or hubs, through which energy flows. Keeping these energy channels open is the key to good physical and mental health. At the center of the body is the “heart chakra,” a kind of central hub that is critical to this process. You can keep this important energy channel open by doing yoga exercises and meditation to relieve the stress that blocks energy flow. Regular stress management can help to eliminate one of the factors that contribute to heart disease.