It’s that time of year again where everyone shows some love - whether it’s your spouse, significant other, parent, child, or anyone around you.
Not only is Valentine’s Day around the corner, but all of February is also American Heart Month! It’s the perfect time to gift a wholesome gift to the people around you.
Here are 5 great heart healthy gift ideas that keep hearts beating strong:
1. Dark Chocolate
Alright – we all know chocolate is one of everyone’s favorite treats to have especially around Valentine’s Day. So guess what? If you have cravings for chocolate you can choose dark chocolate! It’s full of antioxidants, which have cardio-protective properties. You can even make it a more fun filled experience by dipping fruits into melted dark chocolate. Fun, Easy, and Healthy!
2. Hugs and Kisses
No, we are not talking about the chocolate kind of “kiss.” These are creative gifts ideas to keep both kids and adults hearts emotionally happy! Do you ever have a hard day? Make your own “coupons” for hugs and kisses so that they can be used whenever someone is in need of a little pick-me-up hug or kiss.
3. Fruity Heart
Boxes shaped as hearts and filled with candy or chocolate are overrated! Why not choose fruits over candy? Take a platter, pick some fruits and shape a heart on it with those fruits. The fruits we recommend to use are blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and sliced strawberries because they are filled with heart-healthy vitamins and antioxidants!
4. Donate your Heart
We say “give the gift that keeps on giving.” How do you do this? By donating your time and blood to people in need. Go to a donation station near you and donate your blood to someone in need.
5. Feel the Beat to your Heart
Now, we don’t literally mean stand there and count the beats of your heart, unless that is what you like to do. What we are trying to tell you is that a great gift idea could be a heart-monitoring gadget! Nowadays, they are so popular to wear, that they’re even worn as a fashion statement. There are so many wearable fitness monitors in the market now that are fun and health-promoting. They track heart rate, steps you’ve walked, and calories you’ve burned during the day.
Regardless of how you show your love to those closest to you this Valentine’s Day, we hope that you keep heart health in mind.
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