Get a Heart Healthy Quick Start With One Simple Slogan


Remember this simple slogan: Eat 5, Move 10, Sleep 8.

Eat 5

Eat 5 servings of vegetables and fruits a day. Vegetables and fruits between meals are great snacks. Here are some ideas:

8 am  Banana or berries with cereal
11 am  Celery/apples with almond butter
1 pm  Cucumbers and spinach on a sandwich
3 pm  Slice of watermelon
5 pm  Sliced bell peppers with hummus
8 pm  Cherry tomatoes with feta cheese

Move 10

Add just 10 minutes of movement everyday where you’re breathing faster and breaking a sweat. Some ideas:

Sleep 8

Want to know the benefits of getting a good night’s rest? Improve memory, curb inflammation, lengthen life, spur creativity, sharpen attention, maintain a healthy weight, and lower stress (to name a few), and it’s great for your heart. Adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night; find your own “sleep number,” reap the benefits, and your heart will thank you!

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