February is National Heart Health Month, and because of that, the Chiropractors at AICA Tucker are helping our patients become more proactive in supporting the health and performance of their cardiovascular system.
One of the more simple ways you can go about strengthening your heart is by correcting your posture.
Studies show that not only is maintaining proper posture beneficial for your shoulders, neck, and spine, but it also helps improve the strength of your heart.
Research shows that the correlation between heart health and good posture is related to how poor posture in the spine and rib cage affects the heart and lungs.
It also appears to be related to the muscular strain that takes place when you hunch forward or strain your neck.
Practicing poor posture on an ongoing basis can negatively affect your rib cage and spin, which as mentioned previously, can hurt your lungs and heart.
If your spine does not remain in a healthy position that’s conducive for alignment, your rib cage starts to take on an excessive amount of stress, as well as your lungs and heart.
A study offered by the Journal of Neuroscience reviled that strain that exists within your neck muscles can contribute to high blood pressure.
Researchers noted a direct connection between the muscles located in your neck and brain cells connected to rising blood pressure.
Because of this, neck strain and injuries caused by poor posture can trigger responses in these particular brain cells to elevate your blood pressure.
Hunching over for extended periods of time on a consistent basis can lead to the development of spinal subluxations that ultimately prevent your body from functioning correctly.
Visiting an experienced Chiropractor allows you to receive appropriate adjustments that remove these subluxations and allow your nerve cells and blood to transfer throughout your body with ease.
The use of Chiropractic treatment has been proven to support the central, nervous and cardiovascular systems in ways that:
You can give us a call any time throughout the week to schedule a consultation and analysis.
Our team of experienced Chiropractors can provide you with a custom treatment plan that aligns with your body’s unique characteristics, your posture, and your current conditioning.
They can also offer tips on how to improve your diet, along with recommended exercises that compliment your therapy.
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