Days get longer and the nights are shorter, the outside temperature fluctuates from the 50s to 80s, and sunshine is abounding. Perfect conditions in a perfect place – the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Although research suggests heart attack and heart attack symptoms are less prevalent in the summer, those with underlying heart conditions need to maintain healthy heart habits during this time of year. Those without a heart condition can benefit by following a few simple tips to stay heart healthy.
The following is a list of tips to keep your heart healthy during the summer:
Use the grill to cook up some heart-healthy foods
Fish (salmon, tuna, herring) 2x per week
Low calorie Omega-3 fatty acids
Can cut the risk of fatal heart disease by 36%
Cut trans fats
Packaged snacks and baked goods, fried fast foods, and margarine