Keep Your Heart Healthy
Exercise together to keep your hearts healthy!
February is the perfect time to consider our heart health.
According to the World Health Organization, heart disease kills 17.3 million people annually. This alarming statistic makes awareness of what we can do to help our hearts more important than ever.
The Chiropractic-Heart Connection
Did you know that chiropractic care helps support your cardiovascular function? Proper heart regulation is dependent upon the integrity of the nervous system. Chiropractic care supports your optimum nervous system health, giving it an even more direct connection to your overall health.
Studies have been done to show the positive effects that chiropractic care may have on an increasingly popular objective measurement of health known as Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and one’s ability to adapt to the environment. In one study the authors reported, “The decreased heart rate and increased total power from the HRV analysis indicated a healthy autonomic nervous system balance after correction of subluxations.”
What Else Can I Do?
Here are just a few suggestions for you and your family to encourage one another other to keep your heart healthy.
- Exercise together
- Cook heart-healthy meals
- Quit smoking
Spend time together making dinners that are low in saturated and trans fat. Consider taking walks after dinner as a family. And by scheduling regular chiropractic checkups, you and your loved ones will be well on your way to a healthier heart and healthier spine.
Think about your heart health. We’d love to help you support it!
Study Reference: Zhang J, Dean D: “Effect of shortterm chiropractic care on pain and heart rate variability in a multisite clinical Study.” International Research and Philosophy Symposium: Abstracts. Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic. Spartanburg, SC. October 910, 2004.
Are You Proactive or Reactive?
When it comes to your health, ask yourself this question:
“Am I proactive or reactive?”
Being reactive means taking action only when you’re in pain.
Being proactive means doing what it takes to maintain good health.
Being reactive means getting up off the couch because your family member or friend told you so.
Being proactive means getting up off the couch and being active because you want to and you know it is good for you!
Being reactive means grabbing the quickest source of sugary sweets to combat a stressful moment.
Being proactive means eating healthy food (including healthy fats) when you’re hungry and when you need it most to properly maintain healthy stress levels.
Reactive = Symptoms
Being reactive can often be tied to symptoms. When you experience pain, this symptom tells you that something’s wrong and needs to be corrected. Correcting the cause of the symptom takes a level of commitment and sacrifice.
It takes being proactive.
No matter where you are on the reactive/proactive spectrum, we are committed to helping you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Is There Static in Your System?
It sometimes happens when we sit down to watch a movie at home. It’s that noisy burst of static that impairs our ability to enjoy a clear picture, uninterrupted by interference. Sometimes we experience similar static or interference in our bodies.
Clear Interference from Your Body
As a sophisticated and intricate system that regulates and coordinates the activities of our body, the nervous system helps our body to stay healthy. When we have interference, or subluxation, that’s like having static in our body. That interference can prevent our bodies from working as they should.
With a TV, we aim to clear the static to get a crisp picture and enhance our viewing enjoyment. If we rid our bodies of interference, we may enjoy better health and an enhanced overall quality of life.
So how do we do that?
With chiropractic, of course! We’re trained to safely and noninvasively reduce any subluxation or interference so your body can function at its peak, and your immune system can fight illness and disease.
According to the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), there is a growing body of scientific research to support the notion that spinal adjustments help boost the overall health of a person.
Stop in today and let us help you reduce the static in your system to enjoy clearer, more vibrant health.
Vertigo refers to a marked loss of balance and instability; usually, it occurs when you are staring down from a considerable height. The causes can be varied, and are commonly associated with the vestibular nerve in the inner part of your ear. The dizzy spells caused by vertigo can become unmanageable in more serious cases, necessitating a visit to a healthcare professional.
Chiropractor for Vertigo?
Chiropractor is quite viable for cases of vertigo related to the upper cervical region, as well as the fore-mentioned vestibular nerves. For the latter, disease can render this nerve either inoperable, or severely compromised. The brain sends signals to the vestibular nerve to help you balance yourself in many different environments. You can sustain damage to it through accidents such as falls, whiplash and other injuries.
Although the nerve governs your balance and posture, damage to it can also lead to cluster headaches and persistent migraines. Conventional medication addresses only the symptoms of vertigo; sometimes to deleterious effect. People who require tranquilizers to block the negative effects of vertigo sometimes develop addictions; all for drugs that merely mask the severity of your condition.
Your chiropractor, on the other hand, targets the root cause and attempts to restore your spinal column to the appropriate position. This then allows your central nervous system to stop diverting resources to the previous imbalance, creating an environment that is favorable to healing naturally. The nerves of the body are connected, so by relieving the pressure on the ones closest to your spine, the rest of your body will feel the positive effects of the restoration.