The month of February represents National Heart Month and as health advocates, AICA Snellville is focusing on the importance of supporting your cardiovascular system.
In the United States, 1 in 4 deaths are attributed to some type of heart disease, equating to approximately 610,000 people dying each year. This figure positions cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death for both men and women.
Because of how significant and wide spread heart disease is, the medical industry reports that the cost of treating cardiovascular conditions and stroke exceeds $400 billion annually.
Preventing Heart Disease
By changing a few unhealthy habits and adopting a number of positive behaviors like consuming a well-balanced diet on a regular basis, you are able to take better control over your health and prevent the onset of life altering conditions, such as:
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Heart attack.
Tips For Living A Longer, Healthier Life
As mentioned, there are a number of simple steps you can take toward creating a healthier, more active version of yourself.
By adhering to the following tips, you are able to remain proactive in your ability to prevent heart disease from taking control over your life.
Visit A Chiropractor On A Regular Basis
Seeking the support of an experienced Chiropractor at least twice a month provides a tremendous amount of support for your cardiovascular, nervous, and central systems.
Studies have proven a direct correlation between people who receive some type of Chiropractic adjustment and their ability to reduce high blood pressure, stabilize their heart rate, and lower their cholesterol levels.
There are a long list of additional health benefits associated with Chiropractic care and most health insurance policies cover the cost of regular treatment.
Live A Smoke Lifestyle
Although most Americans are aware of the dangers associated with smoking cigarettes, there are still one billion active cigarette smokers that exist throughout the world.
If you consume cigarettes on a regular basis, seek out medical help. A doctor can offer you a number of options that help reduce and control nicotine cravings, as well as offer recommendations on how to better handle stress and other triggers that lead to habitual smoking.
Consume More Vegetables and Fresh Fruits
Most doctors recommend consuming nine servings of fresh fruits and vegetables each day in order to maintain a healthy system.
A few easy ways that you can consume this volume of food each day is to:
- Pack a small bag of tomatoes and cucumbers for your daily commute
- Include a small salad with every meal
- Blend your favorite fruits and vegetables into juice.