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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"When my husband of 34 years died I lost my interest in cooking.  Instead I began relying on quick frozen organic entrees and dinners. After three years I decide to improve the quality of my diet, so I contacted Robin Mallery. Robin helped me create a more nourishing and healthful diet that took my busy teaching and consulting schedule into consideration.

It was a joy to work with Robin. She is knowledgeable, supportive, intuitive, and warm.  I highly recommend her as a Heart Healthy Coach.

Through lifestyle counseling, the sharing of her delicious and healthy family recipes, and an informative and fun "field trip" to a local whole food market, I have shifted to an eating plan that is healthy, delicious, and swiftly prepared. The key to swift and healthy meal preparation for me has been Robin's 90-minute Sunday afternoon food prep model, a strategy that assures quick and delicious high quality meals throughout the week. I consider my leisurely Sunday afternoon food preparation time as self-indulgent "me" time, and enjoy chopping, baking, and sauteing against the backdrop of classical music and a glass of wine.  I also love the fact that a nutritious and delicious dinner is ready when I walk through the door every night of my work week.  It's as if I finally have that personal chef I have always coveted, only it's me!"  ---Patricia J., Nevada City

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