Are You Taking Care 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: 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!
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