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Are you taking time for your health?

1 minute tip: Snack on 6-8 walnuts. They're loaded with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

5 minute tip: Play with your pet. Toss your dog a ball, or just curl up with your cat for a few minutes. The unconditional love from pets is good for your heart.

15 minute tip: Do some strength training at least twice a week. Not only does it help relieve stress, it will also help decrease your body fat.

30 minute tip: Take a walk with a friend. Connecting with friends and maintaining social networks is almost as important as the exercise itself.

This article first appeared in the February 2014 edition of the HealthPerks newsletter.