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3 Tips to Start Maintaining a Healthy Heart

By Virginia Laird

Have you ever considered that it may be time to think about heart health? Research suggests that millions across the country suffer with heart issues each year. Many of these issues can be managed with a few healthy habits. Health and wellness experts advise there are a wide range of healthy choices you can make which have positive impacts on the healthiness of the heart. Some of these include:

  • Consider dropping a few pounds
  • Manage the stress in your life
  • Make smoking a thing of the past

Consider Dropping a Few Pounds

Were you aware that additional and unnecessary weight on the body can cause problems for your heart? There is a wide variety of health issues which accompany the issue of obesity. Research suggests that dropping as little as five pounds, if you are overweight, can decrease the workload of the heart and thereby improve its health. If you have a few extra pounds to lose, it may be time to consider making a plan to let a few of them go. When choosing how best to lose the weight, make sure your plan fits into your lifestyle and you may find more success.

Manage the Stress in Your Life

Life can be stressful for everyone. Stress can cause high blood pressure, which can be harmful to the heart. It is imperative to determine a way to manage the stress you have in yours. Although your stress may not be exactly the same as your friends or even your spouse’s, it is important to know you are not alone in the battle of stress. Stress relief can come in the variety of ways including journaling, getting outside, and exercising. No matter which technique works for you, make sure that you make time to prioritize some way to get stress relief.

Make Smoking a Thing of the Past

If you are serious about having a healthy heart, it is time to kick the smoking habit. There are a variety of ways which can help you stop smoking. If you are finally committed to kicking the habit, consider joining a support group. Many communities offer stop smoking workshops at little or no cost. There, you will be surrounded with others who are also fighting to stop the habit. Together, you may each find the support you need to finally give smoking the boot for good.

By making these tips part of your life, you are sure to be able to make positive changes to the health of your heart. Now get out there and tackle your health like a champ!

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

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