Your customers would love to see you around for a very long time. To be honest, I want to be around for a bit longer myself! I know my customers would really like that. They have already warned me they would hunt me down if I decided to move…Wow! All they want is to keep their hair looking GREAT and who better to do that than their favorite stylist.
As we come to the end of American Heart Month, I wanted to share some interesting information that I just learned about heart health.
Did you know that the #1 killer of both men and women in the United States is heart disease? In fact, 1 in 4 women die from heart disease in the United States. That just breaks my heart (pun intended)! Stylists are the heart of the cosmetology industry and its important that you do all you can to keep your ticker pumping.
- Eat Healthy – Let’s be honest, it’s much easier to grab the candy than a pack of carrots. And when the stress is on, our willpower takes a beating. Having something healthy available so that it’s easier to make a better choice when the pressure is on is key to getting it right. Try to keep healthy snacks in your break room verses the junk food. Grab an apple, banana or a fiber bar. For more great grab-and-go ideas visit -http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/the-best-healthy-snacks-in-your-supermarket
- Cut down on the salt – Use spices to season your food. Mrs. Dash has a large variety with no salt added. Check it out athttp://www.mrsdash.com
- Get active and exercise – We spend a ton of time on our feet, but make a point to do something that gets your heart beating. Jog in place for a few minutes, do 20 jumping jacks and/or unload the product order at a more rapid pace! There, double duty! Always remember to take deep controlled breaths when needed. Your breathing directly correlates to your heart. You don’t want it to jump right over the deep end.
- Reduce the alcohol intake – It is true that drinking one alcohol beverage a day is ok. Keep in mind that adding more alcohol to that can increase your blood pressure and cause damage to the heart. Read this to understand morehttps://www.cardiosmart.org/healthwise/abj8/190/abj8190 to
- Keep stress to a minimum – Always remember there are situations you just cannot control. Just let it go! Make sure to make time in your day for yourself. Eat healthy, get some exercise, and always get plenty of rest. Also, make sure to say NO to requests that may add to the stress levels. For more tips to manage stress – http://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/tips-to-control-stress
- Get plenty of sleep– The proper 8 hours of sleep is still true. This snoozing time is crucial to keep your body in good health. Don’t believe me, read this – http://www.health.com/health/condition-article/0,,20573185,00.html
Visit the American Heart Association for additional resources on healthcare and heart research. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/