“February is American Heart Month. Sharing a few strategies for preventing heart disease is a positive and encouraging way to raise awareness about, and take steps to, prevent cardiovascular disease,” said Dan Friedman, vice president of The Hot Tub Store. “Establishing healthy habits will make the winter safer, easier and more enjoyable for everyone,” continued Friedman. Here are three ways to a healthy heart that can help.
Encourage Outside Activity - Healthy lifestyle habits develop as children. Encouraging outside play and activity that doesn’t involve video games and television is an easy way to build a generation of heart-healthy Americans. Taking a few minutes to walk after dinner in the evenings, playing ball on a Saturday afternoon, even gardening with children builds habits that will last a lifetime. Encouraging children to engage in physical activity prevents obesity, builds strong hearts and is an effective way to maintain a healthy body weight to minimize strain on the heart.
Healthy Cholesterol Levels - While it’s not possible to eliminate all risk factors for heart disease, one of the simplest ways to ensure the heart stays strong and efficient is to keep cholesterol levels within healthy limits. The American Heart Association recommends everyone over age 20 get cholesterol checks every 5 years to ensure levels are within a healthy range. Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is unhealthy, and in large amounts can line artery walls and create blockages leading to a heart attack. A healthy diet consisting of plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables is the best way to ensure cholesterol levels stay healthy.
Stress Management Made Easy With a Hot Tub - Stress is a contributing factor to cardiovascular disease and if left untreated can be devastating to the health of the heart. Work, family and social stress trigger physiological changes that place strain on an otherwise healthy heart. In many cases, heart attack and stroke can be prevented with the right stress management strategy. Using a hot tub for relaxation is a heart healthy activity that soothes the body, eases the mind and eliminates stress. It’s comforting, soothing and the perfect way to allow anxiety and angst to drift away. A short soak in the evenings after dinner and stress is eliminated, allowing the body to enjoy a deep, peaceful sleep.
“Building lifelong heart-healthy habits in children by encouraging exercise, maintaining healthy cholesterol levels and managing stress can make a difference in keeping more Americans healthy and heart strong for years to come,” commented Friedman.
“We think this is a great opportunity to actually show local residents the positive effects that soaking in a hot tub spa can have in terms of improving the overall quality of their lives. That’s why we will provide free hot tub test soaks in all five of our locations throughout the entire month,” said Friedman. “We want residents to check out all the benefits of a relaxing in HotSpring Spa and hot tub for themselves.”
Consumers wanting to find the Hot Tub Store location nearest them are encouraged to visit the company website for more information. The website address is http://www.HotTubStore.com
About the Hot Tub Store
Since 1973, the Hot Tub Store has been serving Santa Rosa, Roseville, Sacramento, Vacaville and Folsom. We carry the world's best-selling brand of Spas and Hot Tubs, Hot Spring Spas. Enjoy the ultimate in relaxation with our hydro-massage systems which are featured in all of our portable spas and hot tubs. To learn more, pick up a copy of our free report “What Every Spa Buyer Needs to Know Before Buying a Hot Tub” Just go to http://www.HotTubStore.com or call 800-660-7727