Chiropractic Tip: Move More to Help Your Heart

By Sandy Schroeder

In the midst of everything else that we do, most of us try to add fitness to our day. If you are in there pitching at 30, 40, 50, or more, and have heart disease in your family, you know it’s important to keep your heart healthy.

Seeing your doctor for regular checkups with a review of your family heart history is an important first step. Staying active and enlisting good support comes next.

That’s where The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you can help. The Joint’s doctors of chiropractic are well equipped to help with health and fitness.

How Your Chiropractor Helps

When you come in, you will learn how spinal health impacts overall health. The spine encases the central nervous system that controls everything that we do from morning to night. When the spine is healthy, we may be healthier, too.

A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may ease any aches and pains that you have, and create an overall sense of well-being. Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments can maintain wellness and help you pursue doctor-approved heart healthy fitness routines and goals, such as these from EasyHealthOptions.com.

Start with aerobics - Lower your risk of cardiovascular disease with swimming, walking or cycling.

Add yoga to your workout - In the cooldown part of a workout add a few yoga stretches and poses.

Subtract extra pounds - Extra weight puts a strain on the heart. Eating more fruits and veggies with lean protein, low-fat dairy, and healthy oils such as olive oil may help. Also, track your sugar. The American Heart Association recommends getting less than 100 calories daily (6 teaspoons of sugar) for women, less than 150 calories for men. Satisfy sweet cravings with juicy pears, peaches, grapes and berries. 

Keep blood vessels healthy - Along with exercise, add omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil, and fatty fish such as salmon or mackerel.

Reduce stress – Tension and worry are enemies of the heart. Daily fitness routines can help release tension and lift the spirit. Moving meditations such as tai chi can help you quiet your mind and soothe your body.

Get started now to help your health at The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Everything is easier. Affordable personal healthcare plans eliminate insurance hassle. Weekend and evening hours fit everyone’s schedule and walk-in visits are welcome. No appointments are needed.

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

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