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Be Sweet to Your Heart

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart,” said Confucius. Helen Keller noted, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” We attribute, A good heart is better than all the heads in the world  to Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton.

You could say we put our heart into everything we do and everything we are – every action we take, every emotion we feel, and every expression we make. In fact, if it weren’t for our heart, where would we be?

There are people with very kind hearts, but unfortunately, along life’s journey we also encounter people with less-than-kind hearts. The Bible says the condition of your heart will determine how your life turns out.

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.                      Proverbs 4:23 

But, it shouldn’t be just during February, the month for love and all things heart shaped, when you think about your heart. Your heart needs to be in good shape to “go” all the time. So, this month, especially, why not show your heart a little love. All it takes is a few healthy habits to keep your ticker tocking.

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, your heart beats about 100,000 times a day and pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood throughout the body. In order to keep heart healthy, try and follow these healthy tips.

Get Plenty of Sleep: Some people stay up late at night reading while others binge watch Netflix shows or a movie. Hopefully, that’s not a regular habit. According to research, getting less than six hours of sleep nightly can contribute to heart disease.If Laughter is the Best Medicine, then some people will live forever. A study conducted by the University of Maryland Medical Center suggests that laughter may play a role in protecting the heart. The study found those people with heart disease were less likely to recognize humor or use it during uncomfortable situations. They generally laughed less – even in positive situations – and displayed more anger and hostility. Laughter can improve the function of blood vessels and increase blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other heart issues. The point? Giggles can be good for your heart.Rolling Right Along: Even a healthy heart needs

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