It is National Heart Month and as you know I am a heart warrior. Right now is a great time to get active and make a change in your daily routine. Did you make a resolution to get active in 2015? It is hard to believe but we already two months into this new year and before long it will be Christmas! Seriously time flies so fast it seems.
How do you plan to be active in 2015? Will you volunteer some time, travel to a distant place, take a photography class, eat more veggies or schedule your annual physical? Being active can mean many things, from small daily changes to taking big leaps, so we invite you to share your plan with us and get active. As you know this month I shared my heart story and took the heart health pledge.
Did you know that Calcium is important for heart health?
Calcium is important for maintaining normal blood pressure. It also is required for the regulation of heart-muscle function and nerve transmission. Studies have shown that as consumption of calcium increases, the risk of high blood pressure decreases, especially when coupled with adequate intakes of magnesium. As a heart patient I suggest talking to your Dr. about this.
We have partnered with Viactiv in their #BeActiv campaign. By joining the campaign it means getting involved, moving your body and getting healthier, including making sure you’re getting the recommended amount of daily calcium for bone health based on your age (70% of adult women are calcium deficient; that number jumps to around 85% for teen girls!). So not only does calcium help your bones it helps your heart too!
While calcium from food sources is important, Viactiv comes in delicious tasting soft chews (in milk chocolate, caramel and sugar-free milk chocolate varieties and it’s the #1 doctor-recommended calcium supplement chew), as well as new gummies (tropical fruit) to make it easy and appealing to make sure you (and your daughter, sister, mother) are getting enough daily calcium. I personally tried ALL of them and I couldn’t pick a favorite because they are all that good. Best of all if you are a chocoholic like me you will love the daily sweet treat or if you love gummies like my son then you will love the new gummies variety. Viactiv is gluten free and I love the variety of choice.
Disclosure: This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Viactiv . The opinions and text are all mine.