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3 Tips to Improve Your Heart's Health

By Virginia Laird

The number of people developing heart disease across the United States is growing by leaps and bounds. This is in part due to a lifestyle which many have grown accustomed to. It is no secret that society has evolved into a fast-food, slower-paced, more technologically driven one. Health and wellness experts suggest that simple changes in lifestyle can decrease the odds of developing heart disease significantly. Some of the recommendations they make for change of lifestyle include:

  • Make time to exercise
  • Eat healthy daily
  • Stop smoking immediately

Make Time to Exercise

You may already be aware that exercise can improve your overall health and wellness. More specifically, one of the benefits of exercise is that it can decrease the chances of developing heart disease later in life. Exercise can help manage blood pressure, cholesterol, and many other issues with your health. Fitness instructors recommend 20 to 30 minutes of brisk walking can help prevent heart disease. It is time to add exercise to your life immediately.

Eat Healthy Daily

What's on your dinner plate? If it is not balanced, it may be time to figure out a way to add plenty of vegetables in your life. Healthy eating plays a vital role in maintaining good overall health and a healthy heart. If you struggle to manage a healthy, well-balanced diet on your own, there are a plethora of meal planning assistance groups available online, many of which are free. These can help you take control of your eating habits right away. Teaching your family to eat a well-balanced diet can help each prevent heart disease as well.

Stop Smoking Immediately

Whether you smoke or not, you probably already know this particular habit is one which can increase your risk of heart disease significantly. If you smoke and can't seem to shake the habit, it may be time to reach out and get help from an outside source. There are multiple sources available both online and in person for free to help you break the habit. Check with your local community for classes, workshops and support groups to help you make this a thing of the past.

Now you are ready to start living a lifestyle which promotes a healthy heart for years to come. A healthy heart is the key to a long and prosperous life. Don’t procrastinate any longer and begin your journey to a healthier heart (and you) today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Happy Valley, Ore.

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