February is commonly known as Heart & Stroke Month or simply Heart Month. It seems only fitting as Valentine’s Day is smack dab in the middle. A day full of love and heart-shaped candies. But it’s a great reminder to take care of that organ pumping blood all through your body.
As a mom, stress can take a toll on you. This isn’t healthy for a number of reasons but one of them is that it isn’t exactly healthy for your poor little heart. A great way to help you deal with the little and big stresses in the life of a mom is to work out. I’ve written a number of articles on how to incorporate a trip to the gym into your busy schedule and they many reasons why it’s so important.
Beyond just working out, there are so many simple ways to take care of your heart this month and every month. GoodLife Fitness is launching the Healthy Heart Challenge this month in partnership with the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre. You can follow along on the official GoodLife Fitness Facebook page and join the official event page. Every day there will be a new challenge along with exercise tips, recipe ideas, ways for reducing stress and getting better sleep, and advice for preventing heart disease and stroke.
Be sure to follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #iheartexercise. And get your butt to the gym for some heart-pumping cardio! Be adventurous and try out a new class. Or stick with your tried and true piece of cardio equipment. No matter what you choose, keep your heart heathy this month and every month.