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February 2016

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SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT YOUR HEART

Matters of the heart

• The hardest-working muscle in your body is your heart
• Too much sitting or driving could be trouble
• If you want to stay heart healthy, it might make sense to
cut back on driving and watching the tube.

Your heart is your center

Notice when people say the Pledge of Allegiance, that they
place their hands slightly to the left on the chest? That’s
because most people think their hearts are on the left sides.
The truth is, your heart is dead center in the middle of your
chest, though it feels like it’s tilted to the left because the
largest part of your heart is on the left. Your left lung is
smaller than your right to make room for your heart.

Drinking coffee may reduce risks

Coffee drinkers are less likely to be hospitalized or worried
about heart rhythm disturbances, even though the caffeine
in coffee can make the heart beat faster, finds a surprising
new study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in
Oakland, California.

A sneeze stops the heart?

That, say heart experts, is simply a myth.

It’s fist-sized

The average heart weighs between 7 and 15 ounces (about
what an apple weighs) and is a little larger than the size of
your fist.

Your heart never stops

It begins beating about 22 days after conception, and ends,
well, when you do. By the end of a long life, a human heart
can beat up to 3.5 billion times.

Women’s heartsbeat faster

About 78 beats per minute, in fact. The male heart beats about 70 beats per minute. But before conception, male and female hearts beat at about the same rate.

Source: http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20572496,00.html

Hearts & Stroke Foundation

Today, heart disease and stroke take one life every 7 minutes and 90% of Canadians have at least one risk factor. Heart Month is the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s key opportunity to reach millions of Canadians in February and alert them to the risks of heart disease and stroke.

Please visit www.heartandstroke.on.ca for more information.

Fitness Tips to Make 2016 Your Year of Change

STRATEGIES FOR STARTING OFF RIGHT by: Bill Gelger

1) DEFINE YOUR CHALLENGE.

Write down your ultimate physique goal and how you’d like to look. Include weight, body fat, and any physique
improvements you’d like to see. Now divide it by 3. That’s roughly your 90-day goal—to get you a third of the way there.

2) DISCOVER WHAT YOU ENJOY.

Weights are one of the best ways to make significant physical changes to your body. Unfortunately, not everyone enjoys
lifting. The most important determinant of long-term success with fitness is how much you enjoy an activity. Choose
something that make fitness fun! Explore new exercise classes and activities to determine which you prefer. As a beginner,
almost anything you choose will be challenging, but gains will be made starting your very first week.

3) BE AROUND PEOPLE WHOSE GOALS ALIGN WITH YOURS.

Friends can help in other ways too. Surround yourself with five new friends at the office, school, or in your personal life who
are committed to health and fitness. People who choose healthy lifestyles will engage in behaviors that will rub off on you.
Similarly, if your friends are just the opposite, they’ll likely reinforce the wrong kinds of behaviors.

4) READ TO GET MOTIVATE D AND LEARN.

An easy way to get inspired and increase your knowledge of fitness, training, and nutrition is to commit to reading one
fitness article each day. You won’t know everything there is to know in a week, but knowing a little more every day helps
you better understand the what, why, and how of what you’re doing.

5) DON’T RUSH TO SELF-JUDGE.

Many individuals will drop out of their training program because they’re not seeing results fast enough. However,
physiological adaptations occur incrementally. You most likely won’t see much—if any—improvement from one week to the
next, but you surely will over 90 days. That’s why you should make an iron-clad commitment of at least three months when
starting any exercise program. Only then should you compare before-and-after pictures and measurements.

For more visit: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/61-fitness-tips-to-make-2016-your-year-of-change

 

Healthy Transformations

Turkey Stragonoff

Turkey Stragonoff

Ingredients:

• 1 tsp Parmesan cheese
• 2 oz turkey, lean ground
• ¾ cup pasta, uncooked
• ½ cup mushrooms
• 2 tsp soy sauce, lite
• 3 Tbls yogurt, nonfat-plain
• ¼ cup onion
• 1 tsp oil, high oleic safflower

Spices:

• ¼ tsp black pepper

PREPARATION:

Boil pasta until al dente. Drain water from pasta and set side. Sauté diced vegetables and turkey in oil until turkey is cooked through and vegetables are tender.

Remove from heat and blend in soy sauce, yogurt, and pepper. Serve over
pasta and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

Per serving: 360 calories, 26g protein, 12g total fat, 35g carbohydrates.
Source: Healthy Transformations Recipes

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