Heart Health: Vital to a Healthy Body
Understanding Cardiovascular Health
The cardiovascular system is an amazing network designed to provide all of your body’s living cells with nutrients. It also transports waste products away from cells for elimination. The cardiovascular system is powered by the heart, which typically pumps oxygen-rich blood to every part of the body, including itself, 100,000 times a day. Blood travels through thousands of miles of blood vessels so every cell can get what it needs. These days, many people are taking more proactive steps to maintain their cardiovascular health. While the cardiovascular system may be complex, there are many simple steps you can take to support your cardiovascular health every day.
Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle
Experts generally recommend supporting your heart with healthy lifestyle choices that include a heart-healthy diet, such as limiting sodium and eating more high-fiber, low-fat foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans. It’s also recommended to get regular physical activity, to maintain a healthy weight, and to get regular checkups including blood pressure and cholesterol screenings.
Whole-Food Nutrients to Support Heart Health
To support heart and cardiovascular health, the Wisdom of Nature provides beneficial nutrients and key compounds—from wild Salmon, from naturally occurring antioxidants, and from revered botanicals. Depending on how you wish to support your cardiovascular system, you can take steps that include:
Women’s Wellness: Three Key Areas
The truth is, the typical Western diet may not always provide the essential nutrients the body needs to support overall wellness and avoid nutrient deficiencies. This may be why many adults in the U.S. take at least one dietary supplement every day. If you supplement with a New Chapter women’s multi-‐vitamin, you’ll get over 20 of these important vitamins and minerals in a whole-‐food cultured form, as well as complementary herbal blends.
Bone Health & Calcium
Almost every woman recognizes the need for bone-‐nourishing calcium, especially after reaching age 30, when maintaining bone strength can be a challenge. Women may look to calcium supplementation to help, but calcium alone is not enough. It’s also important to remember that the body needs other critical nutrients to ensure the calcium gets absorbed into our bones.
People used to think of heart health support as mainly an area for men, but of course we know now that women also have distinct heart health needs. The Omega fatty acids in fish oil offer many health benefits, including nourishment of the heart, eye, and brain tissues.* Fish oil is an excellent source of Omega-‐3 fatty acids and, according to the American Heart Association, salmon has the highest concentration of Omega-‐3s out of the top 10 most popular fish.
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