I’m excited to announce that I’ve been selected to be the Health Ambassador for Chicken Farmers of Canada! This is a BIG deal to me, as you all know I’m focused upon my health over the past few years, and I’m honoured to be partnering with such a quality brand to bring forward health facts, information and ideas.
Perhaps it has something to do with turning the 40 this month but I’ve founds myself paying more attention to my health in general. We are doing our best to eat clean, reducing the unnecessary sugars, fats and preservatives. Chicken of course is at the top of our list for proteins. Cooking with chicken allows me to offer a variety of tastes and creations while keeping the nutritional value high.
As the Health Ambassador, each month I’ll be bringing you information on health, nutrition and some delicious recipes.
Heart Disease Kills 1 in 3
I was shocked to read that heart disease is the #1 killer of Canadians! 1 in 3 women die from heart disease. There are millions of people dying of heart disease and we simply must make our heart health a priority.
By taking some steps we can begin to take back our body’s health. We don’t have to suddenly change our diet entirely or step outside to run our first marathon, by making simple changes we can improve our odds.
Steps to Reduce Risk of Heart Disease
- Be smoke-free.
- Be physically active – 150 minutes of physical activity a week.
- Know and control your blood pressure.
- Eat a healthy diet that is lower in fat, especially saturated and trans fat.
- Achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
- Manage your diabetes.
- Limit alcohol use.
- Reduce stress.
- Visit your doctor regularly and follow your doctor’s advice.
Changes for Heart Health
While I’m inclined to run to the kitchen, clear out all the cabinets and restock with organic foods I know this isn’t realistic today. Instead, I’ve made a menu where we’re eating nutritious foods as outlined on Canada’s Food Guide and our little family is getting moving!
We’ve added a few activities to our family schedule, between the kids gymnastics and theatre we will now be heading out for brisk family walks on our local trails.
All too often we adults forget ourselves, we don’t have time to spend hours at the gym so we simply overlook our fitness. We cannot afford to forget our health, our children need us!
By controlling our nutrition and dedicating just 150 minutes a week we are banking valuable time into our fitness future.
Here’s a little example of how I’m getting moving more:
WIN a Thermos from Chicken Farmers of Canada
I’m giving away 1 amazing stainless steel thermos from Chicken Farmers of Canada. It’s simple to enter, just follow the steps in the Rafflecopter form below. This is open to Canadians, contest ends March 18th and the winner will have 48 hours to respond. All entries will be verified.
Disclosure – I am participating in the Chicken Farmers of Canada Brand Ambassador program by ShesConnected. I received compensation in exchange for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.