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4 Chiropractic Tips to Boost Heart Health

By Brandi Goodman 

The heart needs proper care if it's going to continue working as intended. Too many people let their hearts become overworked and over-stressed, failing to keep it healthy and strong. Cardiovascular health is impacted by many things, from poor diet to high levels of stress, your ticker can conk out quickly if you're not careful. Consider these four chiropractic tips to boost your heart health and your well-being overall.

Improve Your Diet

The foods you eat play a major role in determining if your heart remains healthy or not. It will work more efficiently if you're fueling your body with fruits and vegetables compared to sugary foods and junk. Blueberries and apples are two fruit options that help the heart due to the antioxidants they contain. Foods full of fiber and whole grains are also beneficial. They will improve cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure. 

Exercise Often

To strengthen the heart, you need to exercise. Your body will be eliminating carbon monoxide and receiving oxygen that can be transported to the heart. This helps it to pump better and do its job sufficiently. The more you exercise, the stronger your heart will become. It will return to a resting rate faster after a workout, allowing you to recover quickly and perform another repetition immediately without needing as much rest in between.

Eliminate Stress

Get stressed or overwhelmed and your blood pressure will rise significantly. This can be extremely dangerous for the heart. It's important to try to keep blood pressure in normal range so the heart does not work too hard. Find ways to eliminate stress so you can keep your pressure low. Go for a walk. Get some exercise. Try a writing journal or diary. Many ways exist to help stress levels be minimized.

See the Chiropractor

A visit to the chiropractor may be in order if you're struggling with heart health. The cardiovascular system is yet another thing chiropractors can help with. A restriction or misalignment within the spine can cause miscommunication between the spinal nerves and the heart. The interference will throw off the heart's ability to function accurately. Removing this restriction through a chiropractic adjustment may help. 

The Joint Chiropractic offers walk-in hours so you may visit when necessary. Receive an adjustment and experience an improved body overall, including the way your heart functions. Your doctor of chiropractic may also have additional advice on how best to maintain heart health and improve your overall well-being. 

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

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