4.2018

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Celebrate Your Heart Health in February

Love is in the air! Not just for Valentine’s Day, but more importantly, the self-love of taking care of your heart by making choices that support your good health and well-being. Being heart healthy does not happen by coincidence–it is a result of intentional commitment to living well. What you put into your mouth, whether you engage in routine physical activity, and how you quiet your mind all contribute to your heart health. Generally speaking, if your lifestyle supports a healthy heart, then your overall health will be optimized.

There is a lot of information available about the benefits of eating healthfully, staying physically active, and taking a few moments each day in reflection and relaxation; the “how to’s” in terms of incorporating those healthy behaviors into your life–now that’s another topic entirely! It is definitely possible to integrate small-step daily changes that will lead to optimal health. The research shows that a systematic approach to behavior change will bring successful goal attainment. It’s not just about willpower!

The American Heart Association celebrates February as  American Heart Month. The AHA website is filled with information about the incidence of heart disease, risk factors modification, and much more. It’s a fantastic resource.

How are you going to celebrate your heart health?

Robin Mallery

Robin Mallery

Robin Mallery is passionate about food! Starting from where and how it's grown, to how far that food travels to the dinner table, to how it is prepared and savored...Robin blends shopping, cooking, and eating tips with her unique Kitchen Zen and mindful meals approach to enjoying real food.

While you are waiting for her to finish the upcoming book, "Kitchen Zen: The Journey to Nourish Body and Soul in Our Changing World", you can find Robin's sporadic blog posts here or on FaceBook.
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"With you guiding me through the HeartMatters program, I was able to achieve a level of physical fitness that made regular and focused exercise feel more like a natural part of my day. I had slipped into a malaise that meant exercise could be ‘put aside’ for work or other important activities. Getting past this is a subtle but powerful accomplishment.

I really enjoyed playing and exercising with you outdoors (my preferred MO for our time together). The joy you bring to your work is wonderful. This flexibility put a kind of structure into my day that helped me ‘choose’ again – showed me how to take back some control of my schedule for important things like meditation and exercise.  It was also part of my journey of re-learning how to say NO to things. This represents additional forward movement for me.

Thanks Robin – I have really benefited from your work in more ways than just the obvious fitter, leaner, stronger me."

---J.E., Northern California,  Communication Consultant

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