February is not only the month of love but also the perfect time to shower some extra affection on the most vital organ in our bodies—the heart. At Rossendale Leisure Trust, we’re on a mission to make this Heart Month unforgettable by empowering you with the knowledge and tools to prioritise your cardiovascular well-being. 

Let’s dive into some heart-healthy habits that will elevate your fitness journey and keep your heart beating strong!

1. Cardiovascular:

February is all about getting that heart rate up! Embrace cardio exercises like running, cycling, or dancing to strengthen your heart muscle. 

2. Strength in the Heart:

Don’t forget the powerhouse of your body—your muscles! Incorporate strength training into your routine at least two days a week. Building muscle not only boosts metabolism but also supports overall cardiovascular health.

3. Group Fitness, Group Love:

Joining group fitness classes adds a social element to your workouts, creating a supportive community that motivates each other. It’s not just about the exercise; it’s about the shared commitment to heart health. Take a look at our fitness timetable, click here.

4. Mindful Movement:

Yoga and meditation are fantastic for heart health. They help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and enhance overall well-being. This Heart Month, indulge in some mindful movement to show your heart the care it deserves.

5. Love Your Nutrition:

What you eat directly impacts your heart health. Load up on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Say goodbye to excessive salt and saturated fats, and embrace heart-healthy fats found in avocados and nuts.

6. Keep Hydrated, Keep Healthy:

Hydration is key to a healthy heart. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to support overall cardiovascular health.

7. Sleep

Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night. Sleep is when your heart gets a chance to rejuvenate, so prioritise those ZZZs!

8. Stay Active Every Day:

Physical activity doesn’t have to be a grand event. Find ways to move every day, whether it’s taking the stairs, going for a brisk walk, or stretching during breaks.

We’re here to support you every step of the way on your journey to a healthier, happier heart. Together, let’s make February the month we all fall in love with taking care of our hearts!