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How To Protect You and Your Loved Ones From Heart Disease
Feb 3, 2016

How To Protect You and Your Loved Ones From Heart Disease | AICA TuckerAccording to the American Heart Association, Heart Disease has served as this nation’s leading cause of death since the 1920’s, taking over 600,000 lives each year.

The medical costs of treatment exceed over $400 billion annually.

Prevent Heart Disease

Understanding the human and economic impact cardiovascular disease presents is why our Tucker Chiropractors wanted to offer you tips that you can follow through with immediately to prevent heart disease from developing.

Try To Relax

Rest help calm tension that builds up throughout your body, as well as in your mind.

Partaking in activities like yoga and reading can go a long way in relaxing your heart and blood vessels, helping to regulate high blood pressure.

If you can, try and find a place that you can go to without being interrupted for at least 15 minutes each day. Take deep, controlled breaths while imagining yourself in a protected environment.

Swap Beef for Fish

If you are the type of person who consumes more than three servings of red meat each week, try swapping two of these portions for risk.

Red meats tend to contain unhealthy amounts of saturated fat and cholesterol, while fish include lean protein and Omega-3 acids which help regulate your systems and lower cholesterol levels.

Quit Smoking Right Away

If you are an active smoker, quitting as soon as possible the best thing you can do when it comes to preventing heart disease.

The chemicals contained within cigarettes can increase your heart rate and blood pressure, as well as lead to the formation of blood clots.

Of course, there are hundreds of other adverse effects associated with active smoking so do yourself a favor and ask our doctors how to quit.

Get Plenty of Exercises Each Week

Most doctors recommend exercising for at least 30 minutes each day to maintain peak conditioning and performance.

There are dozens of options that exist when it comes to exercise, so take your time when it comes to trying out a variety of routines that attract your interest.

Finding the right type of activity will go a long way in keeping you motivated to continue your exercise routine.

Make Sure You Get Your Daily 7

For your body to properly function, most doctors recommend getting at least seven hours of sleep each night.

Your body’s ability to fend off disease and recover from wear and tear increases when you’re able to get plenty of rest.