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3 Tips for a Healthy Heart

Of all the muscles in the human body, the heart is the hardest working. Suppose someone gets lucky to live 100 years, the heart shall have beat at least 3 billion times. Despite being very strong, the heart is highly susceptible to infections. Some of these infections are caused by diet, lifestyle choices, and genetics. That said, here are three tips for a healthy heart.

1. Control The Amount of Food You Eat

Besides what a person eats, it is also vital to consider how much they eat. Filling a plate and eating faster until the stomach is fully packed might cause people to consume too many calories. The amount of food served in restaurants is always more than your body needs. Andrew Napolitano makes it a point to always watch for portion size.

 To control the portions of food people consume, consider using a small plate or bowl. It is okay to eat lots of food with low levels of calories. Try to consume a lot of vegetables and fruits, and make a daily routine.

People should make sure they are careful with the number of servings they take each day. Each food group has a different recommended number of servings that everyone needs to stick to. If there isn’t clear information about this, people can either contact their nutritionist or try to find the details on the internet.

2. Consume More Fruits and Vegetables

A heart needs a lot of minerals and vitamins, and they should come from fruits and vegetables. Note that if the minerals and vitamins come from strange sources, like processed ones, then it exposes the heart to serious complications.

Vegetables and fruits, just like other plant-based foods, don’t contain excess calories and are, therefore, safe to consume. They are also rich in dietary fiber, which is great for enhanced heart health.

Fruits and vegetables are rich in substances that might protect someone from various cardiovascular infections. Some people try to avoid too much consumption of calories by eating a lot of fruits and vegetables.

It is easy to add fruits and vegetables to any diet. However, since these are naturally sourced foods, people want to ensure that they are fresh and clean before eating them. The refrigerator can be a good store for excess fruits and vegetables in the house.

3. Avoid Too Much Sodium in Your Food

Sodium is one of the main causes of high blood pressure. This is a risk factor for heart infections. Therefore, to stick to a healthy diet, try to consume low sodium. As an adult, be aware and never go beyond 2,300 milligrams of sodium in a single day. However, it has been found that most adults are unable to do more than 1,500 milligrams of salt per day. Most canned and processed foods have high levels of salt and should, therefore, be avoided.

Final Thoughts

If people succeed in incorporating the three tips into their life, the chances are that their heart will remain healthy. The transition might be hard, but just take it slow, and before we know it, our lifestyle has changed for the better. Always have your heart in mind when eating and preparing food in the kitchen. The tips shared also act as the reasons the likes of Judge Napolitano should watch their heart health.


Health and Wellness Predictions For 2021: Helen Lee Schifter

As Helen Lee Schifter once said, “Preparing oneself of a journey of mindfulness and serenity doesn’t come without true commitment. It takes courage and bravery to step out of one’s comfort zone and pursue the greater good”. For many years, Schifter has been idolized by the wellness community for her good works and charitable nature. As she grew with health and wellness, she has created predictions for what is to come. 

The health and wellness atmosphere is highly fluid. Many people of all shapes and sizes are part of this glorious community. 

Schifter has done her best challenging what will occur early next year. As more and more people stay at home as a result of the pandemic, fitness journeys will have to stay at home. The online fitness world has drastically changed the fitness industry. For many people, starting their journeys at home is much better than in a public place. 

Wellness experts and Schifter believe that people will continue working out in the comfort of their homes. Many instructor courses can be found online for free. YouTube has a variety of courses for individuals to partake in. Some of those channels include; The FItness Marshall, POPSUGAR Fitness, Blogilates, FitnessBlender, Yoga with Adriene, Chole Ting, and many more! These are all experts in their field and it’s become clear that people are going to continue following their guidance into 2021. 

Helen, as shown on PRNewswire, has developed a very renowned audience in mindfulness and wellness. This is because her work in the fashion industry has taught her how incredibly important a healthy mind is. Helen recently started a YouTube channel in which she shows people how to remain peaceful. Having a calm mind is heavily associated with fitness as people have to have the right mindset to be successful in their journey. In 2021, Helen hopes that people will focus on their inner peace so they can get the best experience out of their fitness journey.

When people have very clogged minds and overthink about such unnecessary things, it can make them feel very unmotivated. Schifter predicts that there will be a new program or channel that focuses on connecting the mind with the body. That way, those who struggle with eating disorders, or mental health, have a safe space online to start their fitness activities. 

Wellness is so much more than meets the eye. People of all ages can embark on this journey. By no means are there any restrictions. Fitness and wellness are not about losing weight or looking like the “ideal body type”, it is about feeling good about oneself within. Since so many are online and using YouTube fitness routines, it’s critical that the creators connect people to the act of self-love. Social media has a tendency to stereotype and categorize people, especially in this industry. However, in 2021 Schifter predicts that all these fitness regimens will continue. The future of fitness is very relative to how social media adapts to certain trends and analytics. 

The health and wellness industry has so much to look forward to, as well as the creators spending their time curating these fitness videos. As she said on The Cut, Helen is looking forward to following the 2021 fitness trends. It is exciting to see how social media will continue taking over every industry. Social media has been dominating counties with statistics that are astonishing to many researchers. 2021 better get ready for the next wave on online fitness. 


Shalom Lamm on the Future for Brick and Mortar Restaurants

For decades, Shalom Lamm has been a pioneer and a leader in the real estate industry. But the Coronavirus health pandemic has shattered the conventional norms of the industry (as it has for so many small business owners on an international scale). The exodus that we are witnessing from major metropolitan areas such as New York, Chicago and Los Angeles is a natural outgrowth of the frustration people have being confined to small spaces during the pandemic.

Of course, nobody reasonable would argue against social distancing, as everything that can, needs to be done in order to ensure the physical safety and good health of members of the public. But at the same time, there are natural implications to imposing strict guidelines that don’t allow city residents freedom to explore and take advantage of the amenities, sites and attractions that these major locales were always able to offer the public.

City dwellers are former city residents are realizing that the premium prices they are paying can no longer be justified under the current circumstances and conditions. It’s obvious why. As Shalom has written on his blog, the conditions surrounding the coronavirus are simply not conducive to living in a cluttered environment. Unfortunately for the political leadership in many of these cities, it has resulted in people fleeing en masse.

We’ve witnessed this sort of mass exodus across the major metropolitan areas, and it has been universal. Irrespective of one’s social status, it seems that people have become growingly disenchanted with the current environment in major city locales. The burdensome tax structure certainly has also not been helpful to the situation.

Many real estate professionals have been lending commentary in recent weeks and months about the effects this exodus will have in the short-term and the long term. Ambit Success and other major consultancies have been analyzing the situation and the effects that are bound to materialize in terms of the depreciation in real estate values across the spectrum.

The question is whether this city metropolitan areas will be able to come back once the situation with the Coronavirus health pandemic dissipates. At the moment, the future certainly seems grim and not bright at all. Let’s hope and pray that the situation improves and by extension, the real estate values and business climates in these major metropolitan cities are restored and stabilized.

The members of the public and the city residents don’t deserve what’s happening to them. Too many small businesses have closed; with bodegas shutting down at an exponential rate in recent weeks and months. But the fervor, strength and courage of city residents has showed no signs of weakening. As Shalom and other real estate investors continue watching the situation carefully, our collective prayers are with those that have been adversely affected by this situation.


Young People Have a Coveted Responsibility During COVID-19

Helen Lee Schifter has written about the need for more young people to gain an understanding and comprehension of what is at stake with the Coronavirus health pandemic and epidemic. Fortunately, it is indeed the case that younger people and the youth demographic altogether have less risk of suffering devastating and G-D forbid fatal consequences if they were to contract COVID-19. But they can still certainly expose others that are older and even elderly members of the population to the virus. This is the part that makes it especially reckless for any young person to not take this matter with the greatest care, caution and concern, possible.

Those health bloggers like Helen Lee Schifter have maintained that the need for awakening young people concerning what’s at stake is something that needed to happen yesterday. Unfortunately, the CDC, the WHO and other health bodies that have been responsible with managing this health crisis have not done an adequate job of enlightening the youth of this country and worldwide of the different risks associated with behaving in a reckless fashion in the face of the Coronavirus.

Shalom Lamm and other entrepreneurs have remarked that this a long overdue educational process that has to take place at the soonest possible time. There are many examples (as chronicled by some areas of the press) of young people partying and engaging socially even in the wake of the Coronavirus. This of course, is especially concerning for a whole litany of reasons.

But what people have to understand (and has to be communicated to young people), is that although they themselves may likely survive if they were to contract the Coronavirus, the risk of them exposing an older or even elderly person to the virus if they contract it , is substantial. For that reason, as Shalom Lamm has noted, it would be the height of irresponsibility for young people to behave and comport themselves on a daily basis as if this risk does not exist.

On the contrary, the youth of the nation and the world must comport themselves with the same level of responsibility and caution that people of all ages are exercising throughout this crisis. There is simply way too much on the line not only for them directly, but also for those that interact with them, and ultimately come into contact with them.

Any young person that continues leading their lives as if the Coronavirus is not a serious issue that’s plaguing society, should be held accountable and responsible. All young people should be obeying and complying with the social distancing protocols and other mandatory requirements to ensure the safety and overall preservation of health of society writ-large. We’ll all be better off that way.


Ken Kurson on Media Coverage of Health and Wellness

Ken Kurson has worked in various aspects of the media industry for an extended period of time. This has lent him a unique ability and perspective through which to view the way health matters have been covered by various media outlets. Indeed, with the Coronavirus pandemic – a health pandemic the likes of which we haven’t seen in over a century, there’s been a dialogue sparked about the role the media can play in informing the public about important information regarding health and wellness. There are indeed media properties among the coterie of outlets available to readers that have done an extraordinary job in recent years of devoting resources toward coverage of health-related matters.

There are outlets like HuffPost who have been ahead of the curve in this trend; and those outlets that have emphasized these important subjects as being news-worthy certainly deserve to be commended. After all, there is a significant public interest about health-oriented subjects, as there should be. For that reason, those outlets that have been prudent in expending and employing significant resources to shed a light on different health issues deserve to be applauded for their efforts.

Media advisers like Ken Kurson have an understanding of the power that media can have in informing the public about various issues. Ultimately, the media does have a critical role to play in enlightening the public of developments in the healthcare space, but also in how important it is to value their own health and wellness.

The Coronavirus has indeed been a health pandemic of a size and magnitude the likes of which few could have anticipated or foreseen. But the reality is that there are a multitude of other health crises that pre-dated the Coronavirus pandemic that also deserved more attention than they got.

The media outlets that covered the obesity pandemic, and continue efforts to shed light on that important issue deserve recognition and even gratitude. It’s a public service. Indeed, it’s a crisis that’s plaguing especially the youth of this country. A crisis that has spun out of control; and some media outlets have indeed done a good and tactful job of lending it the attention and spotlight it deserves.

After all, that’s the only way to properly raise awareness of a health pandemic and others similar to it . As more and more media outlets employ journalistic resources to cover important health-oriented subjects and stories, we should be prodding them on to do more in that respect. Clickbait-driven media content is something that there is unfortunately far too much of, in existence.

But having media outlets shed light on important issues that are in the public interest, such as issues related to health and wellness is indeed a public service of sorts.