by Blayne Soriano, Level 2 CrossFit Coach and CrossFit Kids Coach
Your heart health is something you should pay very close attention to. Heart disease is one of the top leading diseases in the United States.
Though heart disease is a widespread term and can be used to describe the range of conditions that can affect your heart, a common one among them is the buildup of fatty substances in the arteries.
There are many types of heart disease but the preventions are similar. Let me list a few:
- Managing stress
- Getting good sleep
- Cutting back on salt
- Avoiding saturated fats
- Eating more fish
- Opting for clean food; meaning whole foods
- Getting exercise three to four times a week
- Cutting back or quitting the consumption of alcohol and or smoking.
Your heart health should matter to you, so pay attention to your daily habits.
The CrossFit methodology stands for following a sustainable and balanced nutritional plan (stay away from carbs) alongside functional exercise movements that carry over into your real everyday life. For example, a mother power walking while holding her child on her hip would fit into this type of fitness.
CrossFit workouts are tailored to the individual and are different every day. But while individualized, the philosophy includes building a support network of training with friends and making new friends.
Be good to your heart!