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3 Tips to Lower the Risk Heart Disease

By Virginia Laird

Heart disease is no laughing matter. Millions across the nation struggle to prevent this serious health issue each year. As the aging process takes over life, it can be a battle to stay in prime health. However, health and wellness experts suggest maintaining your health can decrease your odds of having heart disease later in life. These same professionals offer advice to help prevent issues with heart disease, including:

  • Don't smoke, or stop right away
  • Keep an eye on your weight
  • Get rid of the stress in your life

Don’t Smoke, or Stop Smoking Right Away

Smoking is one habit which can highly affect the overall health and wellness of the participant. Are you aware that smoking increases the chances of developing heart disease by as much as 6 percent? Research suggests that the minute you stop the habit, the odds of having heart issues begin to decrease right away. If you need help kicking this habit, there are a plethora of organizations which offer stop-smoking workshops and support groups. Don’t hesitate to reach for help cutting this habit from your life.

Keep an Eye on Your Weight

Your weight can highly affect the health of your heart. Those who are overweight as little as five pounds may be more at risk for heart disease. It is recommended that someone looking to try to have a healthy heart should keep an eye on their overall weight. This can include eating healthy, as well as exercise. Weight loss can affect the odds of developing heart issues by 35 percent. Start finding a way to get healthy for the benefit of your heart today.

Get Rid of the Stress in Your Life

Stress is no one's friend. It can increase your blood pressure and can cause your sugar in your blood to skyrocket. Stress can also cause the heart to beat faster than necessary. When stress cannot be avoided, it is vital to find a way to decrease it in your life. Exercise is a great way to help. Consider stopping by the gym on your way home from work or going for a brisk walk in your neighborhood after dinner.

Taking control of your life and making some changes to your habits can help you maintain a healthy heart. It is never too late to take your health seriously.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Citrus Heights, Calif.

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