Sr. Developer, Web Services
For some of us, a desk job is our day in and day out. It’s too easy to get dragged into the vortex that is an 8-hour shift inside a cubicle. Because I don’t get to move around so much, my health could spiral downward and increase my risk of developing cardiovascular disease or other health problems.
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That’s why I like to try to watch what I eat. The foods that I eat have an effect on the way my heart beats and the way it responds to stress. Planning on eating healthy helps me to actually eat healthy. I pack a lot of fruit and snacky vegetables, like broccoli, carrots, and radishes, to munch on throughout the day when I feel hungry.
I also like to go to the gym on my way home from the office to get in the recommended 150 minutes of exercise each week. When coupled with regular physical activity, a heart-healthy diet can go a long way toward protecting my heart’s health and lowering the chances of developing heart disease.