Keep Your Heart 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.