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Staying Healthy in the Summer

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Here Are Our Healthy Ideas

It’s summertime and the sun is out. Summer is a great time to focus on your health and your heart. Here are 4 fun ways you can stay healthy this summer now that you have your safer left atrial appendage occlusion:

1) Spend time outside

It sounds obvious, but there are many benefits to getting out of the house. Going outside gives you the chance to walk around and breathe in fresh air. Those who are outside more tend to be healthier than those who spend a lot of time indoors and on the couch. Make it a priority to get out of the house for some designated amount of time each day. It’s so easy to slip into the habit of staying indoors constantly—but you don’t want to miss out on the warm weather that comes with summer!

2) Eat foods that are in season

Summer means a wide variety of fruits and vegetables are in season and available. In season fruits and vegetables are less expensive than those out of season, and in season produce is typically carried by local markets. Supplement your diet with colorful foods that are unprocessed and fresh. This adds variety to your diet and makes for healthier living all-around.

3) Spend time with family

Health is a holistic idea, and having the companionship of close friends and family who have healthy lifestyles can contribute to you having a healthier lifestyle. Make the effort to interact with other people and enjoy the company of others. Encourage and help the people in your life be healthy, and ask that they do the same for you.

4) Be physically active

Consult your physician and exercise your heart as much as is recommended. For most people, it is ideal to exercise for about 30 minutes, 5 times per week. This exercise should incorporate both aerobic and anaerobic training. Even if you start out with only a few minutes of exercise per day, an active lifestyle maximizes your heart’s health and minimizes the negative effects of many heart conditions.

Summer is the perfect opportunity to invest time in your health. We at Coherex wish you a healthy heart and a happy summer! Remember to stay up-to-date on the safer left atrial appendage occlusion from Coherex Medical.

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