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February is heart health month

It's February and that means it is American Heart Month, a time when the nation focuses on heart disease. Heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, many people delayed or avoided professional care for heart attacks or strokes. This prompted the American Heart Association to create a campaign called "Don't Die of Doubt". This campaign reminded people to go to the hospital when you have symptoms.

Also, while being quarantined many individuals engaged in more unhealthy behaviors such as lack of exercise and unhealthy eating which contribute to heart disease.

In most cases, heart disease is preventable when people adopt a healthy lifestyle (maintaining a healthy weight, controlling blood sugar, regulating high blood pressure, and getting at least 30 minutes a day of physical exercise). One of the top reasons we began Miles & Macros, LLC was to contribute to the pursuit of teaching individuals healthier lifestyles. We are an end-to-end business providing private running coaching and private nutrition consulting/meal plans; also well as, corporate packages for corporations who care about their employees' well-beings. Our two approaches to a healthier lifestyle are two of the main characteristics of preventing heart disease.

Benefits of Running:

  • Exercise tolerance is increased

  • ​Reduction in excess body weight

  • Reduction in high blood pressure

  • Reduction in bad "LDL" cholesterol

  • Increase in insulin sensitivity

  • Improvements in muscular function and strength

  • Improvement in the body’s ability to take in and use oxygen

Individuals being first diagnosed with heart disease, whom begin to participate in running, are likely to return to work and show improvement in other measures of their quality of life, such as more self-esteem, lowered stress, and less anxiousness. Astoundingly, the death rate is reduced by 20% to 25%!

Benefits of Nutrition:

For years, research into correlations between diet and heart disease showed that people just eat food, (processed foods), NOT macronutrients:

  • Prevention comes from eating meals full of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, fish, poultry, and vegetable, and oils.

  • Restrictions should be place on red meats, refined carbohydrates, added sugar, high sodium, and foods high in trans fat.

People following healthy diets consistently had a 31% lower risk of heart disease!

Please take your health seriously and contact us for customized, one-on-one online coaching and counseling.

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