February being the Love Month, most of us excitedly anticipate our Valentine’s activities, eager to spend time with our significant other, surprising or being surprised. But it should also be a good time for us to revisit our daily habits that contribute to our good (or not-so-good) health. For how else can we share quality time with our loved ones if we are not healthy? And having the healthiest of heart, the one that beats for our loved ones, the one that is actually a specialized muscle that pumps blood around our body, is the best gift we can give ourselves and the ones we truly care for.

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” (Proverbs 4:23)

Here then are 7 habits for a healthy heart:

1. Have A Colorful Plate Of Food


Eating right means consciously having a fair amount of greens (salads, avocados, beans), oranges (carrots and squash), healthy red (berries, beets, tomatoes and peppers), browns (nuts, and yes, chocolates!), yellows (mangoes, pineapples, bananas), even blue and purple (eggplants, figs, grapes, blueberries). Read a longer list here and the nutrition it gives you, and your heart!