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Lower Your Chance of Heart Disease with These 3 Tips

By Virginia Laird

Heart disease is a problem which many fall victim to each year. Health and wellness experts suggest there are measures you can take to reduce your chances of struggling with heart health. These experts have put together a list of tips that include:

  • Add oatmeal to your diet
  • Make time to exercise
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Stop smoking

Add Oatmeal to Your Diet

Adding oatmeal to your diet can help rid the body of bad cholesterol. This can help prevent heart disease as well as a host of other issues. If you are one who does not love oatmeal, it may be wise to invest in the flavored oatmeal choices. These can help make the idea of eating oatmeal slightly more appealing.

Make Time to Exercise

Those who struggle to have a healthy heart should add some exercise routinely. Health and wellness experts suggest that exercise can help strengthen the heart muscle as well as improve blood flow. Although some may feel the need to go purchase a gym membership, there is no need to add this expense to your monthly bills. Rather, the exercise you add can be as simple as a brisk walk, light bike ride, or jog through your neighborhood.

Get Plenty of Sleep

Research suggests that getting enough sleep can help improve overall health and wellness. Those who struggle with heart health may not be getting enough sleep. The average adult should get at least six hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. However, some require much more than this. If you are unsure about how much sleep you should get, check this chart. Start today making sleep a priority in your life and you watch your heart health improve.

Stop Smoking

Smoking is a nasty habit that far too many have fallen victim to. Not only does it affect your lungs, it can also put a damper on your heart health (not to mention what it can do to your skin). Health and wellness experts advise that those who are serious about improving their heart health should stop smoking right away. If you are one who struggles with this, it may be wise to check into a variety of stop smoking aids, including workshops and over-the-counter remedies.

Making your health your top priority can be beneficial to you and your family. Make sure you begin to make the choices in your habits necessary to fight off heart disease. Good luck and may you find yourself healthier than ever!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Vancouver, Wash.

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