Three Things

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1. The US Surgeon General is calling for a national walking campaign and I love it. This is a great way to help combat chronic disease and obesity in this country. Walking or doing moderate exercise 150 minutes each week can decrease the risk of high blood pressure and obesity. Include strength training two or more days a week and you’ve got the start of an easy and effective workout schedule. {The Washington Post}


2. Wait. Chocolate is good for heart health? Oh yes! Two new studies show that cocoa flavanols improve cardiovascular function. Cocoa flavanols are a combinations of phytonutrients found in cocoa beans. Choose one ounce of dark chocolate to satisfy that sweet tooth in a heart healthy way. {Medical News Today}


3. The cooler weather this week in Philadelphia is getting me excited for fall! These autumn-friendly recipes are making me crave fall flavors. In season produce includes apples, pears, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, eggplant, leeks, pomegranate, pumpkin, winter squash, and sweet potatoes to name a few. Check out a local farmers market for some produce inspiration this weekend. {Whole Foods}

Raquel

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