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3 Health-Related Time Bombs That Need Attention

By Genevieve Cunningham

There are a lot of things about our health that we take for granted. When we don't have any symptoms of problems, we assume all is well. And many times, we're probably right! But other times, our naivety could lead to serious problems. Sometimes, certain issues with our health are ticking time bombs, and if we're not proactive, we'll be in a world of hurt. If you're interested in staying healthy and being proactive about your health, take a look at these three health-related time bombs that need your attention right now.

Heart Health

The heart is not like any other part of the body. We can't live without it. It's so intricately connected to the way our body works. Unfortunately, trouble can be mounting in the heart long before we realize it. In order to keep the heart healthy, it's imperative that we eat a healthy diet and get plenty of exercise. Seeing the doctor on a regular basis can also help us pinpoint problems before they arrive. Don't take the health of your heart for granted. Be proactive about its health, and you'll be far more likely to live a long life.

Slow Weight Gain

A lot of times, weight gain happens slowly over time. We gain five pounds this month, and then in a few more months, we gain five more. But this slow weight gain can lead to a heightened risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other major problems. And because the weight gain is so slow, we don't notice until the problem is getting out of control. Do your best to stay on top of your weight through regular exercise and a healthy diet. Take action when the weight gain is small, and it'll be easier to keep your body in good condition.

Brain Health

The brain needs to be kept healthy every single day. When cognitive function begins to decline, it's really hard to turn it around. It's much easier to keep it healthy in the first place. So how do we do that? We stay engaged in learning and hobbies. We eat well and drink plenty of water. And we avoid toxic substances like drugs and alcohol. Keeping the brain healthy is extremely important, and being proactive about its health is the best choice for everyone. 

Don't wait until problems arrive to take action. Do something now. Be proactive about your health -- especially in these areas. With a plan of action and a head start, you can keep yourself healthier and stronger for years to come.

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

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