#047 Heart Health

Heart health is super important, and if you're under 40, just about no one is talking about it! It's easy to be so focused on losing weight and looking a certain way that we forget what's really important: prepping our bodies to lead long, healthy, awesome lives. What is your heart's job in the body? What is blood pressure, other than the squeezy part of a doctor visit? How can we use our heart rate to improve our fitness? We cover it all. Plus, Daphnie tells us to suck it up in "Excuse of the Week".

Links in this episode: Heart Disease facts from the CDC, Our episode on mouth health and how it relates to heart health, Blood pressure levels chart, Help to quit smoking in NYC, Map of heart disease dealths from CDC, Red dress campaign from The Heart TruthSimple Polar heart rate monitor under $50, Karvonen heart rate calculator

#040 Salt

Salt warnings are going on to menus in NYC, but what’s the big deal? Do we have to resign ourselves to a lifetime of bland scrambled eggs? Daphnie explains the difference between sodium and salt, where all that extra sodium in our diets is coming from, why that can be a bad thing, and how we can avoid it. Plus, we investigate the “21 Day Fix” in “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links in this episode: NYC's sodium warning labeling law