What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than making sure your heart is strong and healthy? February is Heart Month so it’s a great time to focus on all facets of your heart, whether it’s about love or health. And, fortunately, foods that are good for your heart tend to be good for your head, too. It’s all about keeping your heart pumping properly and making sure your arteries are clog-free. Here are five food types you should be consuming to keep your heart healthy.
Planning and scheduling time with those you love is obviously crucial to maintaining a healthy and happy relationship. We are all so busy these days that it’s always a good idea to schedule time to reconnect.
If you’re like most people, your dates/special times are based on “calories consumed,” whether that means eating at a new restaurant, getting snacks at a movie, meeting for a fancy coffee or a glass of wine after work. These things can be great ideas for spending time together but once in a while why not try looking at the opportunity to be with those you love a little differently?
Plan your time with loved ones based on “calories burned.” What I mean is to pick activities to do together that are focused on being active and expending calories.
“Live to 120 years old by eating as much as you want and drinking lots of red wine!”
That’s the intriguing finding of a recent study from Harvard researcher David Sinclair and his group.
I am no wine snob. Most of the time, I pick the bottle that has the best label and isn’t shipped from another continent (to reduce carbon miles).
Still, I was a little surprised when I went to a small dinner party a couple of weeks ago and watched my host fill my glass of red wine from a box.
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Like many people, I don’t necessarily know a lot about wine, but I do know what I like. I know that I prefer Pinot Noir over Merlot, and that my favorite Chardonnays are the buttery, oaky ones from California. When I’m shopping for wine or ordering at a restaurant, I tend to look for producers that I’ve had before and liked, or for wines that are from the handful of vineyards I’ve actually been to.