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28 days to a healthy heart

28 days to a healthy heart

Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when we work on them with others. Heart disease is a leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Most middle-aged and young adults have one or more risk factors for heart disease, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or being a smoker or overweight. Having multiple risk factors increases your risk for heart disease.

Follow these heart-healthy lifestyle tips to protect your heart. It will be easier and more successful if you work on them with others, including by texting or phone calls if needed.

  • Be more physically active.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Eat a nutritious diet.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Reduce stress.
  • Get 7-8 hours of quality sleep.
  • Track your heart health stats.

You can also use the 28 Days Toward a Healthy Heart infographic to get you started. The information and recipe are provided by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. For more information, follow us on a variety of social media sites: Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube @persongranvillefcs

Baked Salmon Dijon – serves 6

1 cup fat-free sour cream

2 tsp dried dill

3 Tbsp green onions, rinsed and finely chopped

2 Tbsp Dijon mustard

2 Tbsp lemon juice

1 ½ lb salmon fillet, cut into 6 portions (4oz each)

½ tsp garlic powder

½ tsp ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Whisk sour cream, dill, scallions, mustard, and lemon juice in a small bowl to blend. Lightly coat baking sheet with cooking spray. Place salmon, skin side down, on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with garlic powder and pepper, then spread with sauce. Bake salmon fillets until the thickest part has a minimum internal temperature of 145, which is about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Information: 196 calories, 7g fat, 229mg sodium, 0g fiber, 27g protein