The SecondsCount Editorial Board wishes you and your loved ones a very happy and healthy holiday season. Here you’ll find some of our favorite tips and strategies for enjoying the season while still pursuing heart health.
5 Tips for a Heart-Healthy Holiday Season
The winter holiday season may be the most difficult time of the year to stick with your heart-healthy regimens. Let’s face it, we’re busier than ever and the clock’s ticking to get everything done. WATCH as SecondsCount Editor and nurse practitioner Rena L. Silver, MSN, APN, CNP, offers Five Tips for a Heart-Healthy Holiday Season.
For the family of a young heart patient, making the most of the “most wonderful time of year” can be daunting. Keeping traditions going during the holidays may seem like a stressor you just don’t have time for. Take heart, though, because those traditions can also bring a sense of normalcy for you, your child, and your whole family. We asked SecondsCount doctors and nurses for suggestions about how to enjoy the holidays if you’re in the hospital.
Click here for a few of their tips.
The holidays are typically a time of celebration with family and food. It can be difficult to resist tempting foods prepared with unhealthy fats, sodium and excess sugar. But you can still enjoy your favorite traditional foods by learning how to make them more heart-healthy and how to budget them into your holiday plans.
Try these small changes to help you maintain a heart-healthy eating plan even during the holidays.
The holiday wish lists are in, and everyone has asked for the year’s hot new electronic items. Now what? You don’t want to be a Scrooge, but you’d prefer to use your gift giving to promote good health.
Try these ideas to help you choose presents that’ll get your loved ones moving.
During the holidays, routines often go out the window. Diet? Blown with the influx of cookies and decadent party buffets. Sleep? Pass the coffee, please. Exercise? Who has time? These changes to your healthy habits can take a toll on your heart.
Try these five tips for squeezing in some exercise amidst the hustle-and-bustle.
Just because you’re trying to limit salt and sodium doesn’t mean you want to eat flavorless food. Try these herbs and spices to season your cooking so you’re not missing out on flavor.
This handy print-out is perfect to tuck in your favorite cookbook or recipe file.