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: by exercising regularly, eating healthy, limiting sodium, and alcohol intake and no smoking. Have your blood pressure checked as recommended.
- 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.
- Visit your chiropractor: spinal adjustments are good for the heart, they help normalize nerve function by removing spinal subluxations!