In This Chapter
Eating right while eating well
Adopting simple nutrition principles for heart health and overall health
Understanding why physical activity is important to heart health
Planning your own physical activity program
What’s the secret to keeping your heart healthy for life? Even if you already have risks for and/or manifestations of heart disease? Given the facts on heart disease I present in the previous two chapters, you may expect a complex response to these questions. But the basics for achieving heart health are really simple: Eat a heart-healthy diet and stay physically active. These two lifestyle practices are the foundation for heart health and overall health. Achieving both is easier and more fun than you might think. This chapter outlines simple, but proven, strategies you can adapt to your needs and goals.
As far as your heart goes, you are what you eat. Sound nutrition is critically important in maintaining and fostering heart health. The word nutrition grows out of an ancient ...