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Let's Talk About Your Heart

By Stephen R. Farris

Did you know some of the bad habits in our lifestyle can put us at risk for heart disease? Excessive alcohol consumption, tobacco use, unhealthy diets and inactivity put a great strain on our heart-health. Other factors, such as high blood pressure, obesity and high cholesterol levels can lead to heart disease too. But a few simple lifestyle changes can reverse that trend and start you on the road to a stronger, healthier heart and overall well-being.

Nix the Alcohol

It's still debated whether moderate to light alcohol consumption is good for you. What we do know is that more harm is done by consuming more than seven drinks per week, approximately 100 grams of alcohol, increase your risk for not only heart disease, but liver problems and possibly death.

Change Your Eating Habits

Since we know being obese puts us at risk for heart disease and other health problems, there's a growing trend towards dietary change to also help lower your blood pressure. A diet with fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and low-fat dairy products are a good start. Another place you can get information about your nutritional needs is through your local chiropractor. They can make suggestions and offer literature for you to learn more about healthier dieting.

Become More Active 

Inactivity can lead to greater risk of heart disease and additional health problems. Studies suggest that we should get at least 75 minutes of brisk aerobic type exercise per week and up to 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise per week. This can be accomplished through walking, running, swimming or cycling. Again, you can speak with your local chiropractor to see what advice they can give you about fitness.

Cold Turkey?

Like any habit, it's hard to simply go cold turkey with it. But when it comes to smoking, you should start somewhere to try and kick the habit. Heart disease risk is higher in smokers than in non-smokers, and your risk of death is two to three times higher than people who don't smoke. There are medications available, both prescribed and over-the-counter, that can help you quit. Talk with your local chiropractor to see what advice they can offer to help you quit tobacco use, and the effects it can have on your body.

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

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