How to Maintain a Healthy Heart

Are you caring of your heart?

Heart disease is a killer among Americans today. Although some risk
factors such as family history and age can’t be changed, there are many
ways to help prevent heart disease and stroke.

Control your blood pressure: exercise regularly, eat healthy, limiting
sodium and alcohol intake, and no smoking. Have your blood pressure
checked at least every 3-6 months.

Control your cholesterol: limit foods high in cholesterol. Foods high in
saturated fats and trans fats can also raise your cholesterol.

Don’t smoke: smoking more than doubles your risk for heart disease. Second hand smoke is also very harmful.

Eat healthy: include more heart-healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables,
whole grains in your diet and limit your sodium intake.

Get active: regular aerobic exercise strengthens your heart. Try to include
at least 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week.

Manage stress: stress increases your blood pressure and heart rate. Take time to relax. Exercises help reduce stress too.

Be consistent with chiropractic care: removing subluxations is good for the heart by way of normalizing nerve function to the heart.

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