Give Your Heart a Helping Hand with Chiropractic

heartHeart disease is the No. 1 killer in the United States, according to WebMD. That means that taking care of your heart is one of the most important things that you can do, but how can you do that? The good news is that chiropractic care can help keep your heart healthy and improve your overall health too!

Lifestyle Choices

Some of the lifestyle choices that are the biggest factors in heart disease are:

  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Diets high in saturated fat
  • Being overweight or obese

All of these factors are under your control, and chiropractic care can help you to change any unhealthy lifestyle choices while your body takes the steps it needs to take in order to heal itself.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

You’ve probably read that changes in diet and exercise can help reduce your chances of contracting heart disease, but did you know that chiropractic adjustments can too? Chiropractic adjustments have been found to lower blood pressure and also to stimulate nervous system reflexes that will cause a decrease in your heart rate over time as well. Regular chiropractic care has other positive effects that can help in the fight against heart disease, too.

When you see your chiropractor regularly, it gives you access to a trained healthcare professional. That means any questions or concerns you have can be addressed almost immediately. At The Joint Chiropractic you don’t even need an appointment to be seen – just walk on in. A chiropractor is always available to you.

Chiropractors are also able to give you guidance and support to help you make changes to your lifestyle and come up with a plan of positive health strategies. Remember, your chiropractor isn’t just concerned with the health of your back but the health of your whole body. The regular chiropractic care you receive also helps you to deal with stress, which is a major factor in the health of your heart.

Chiropractors can offer nutritional counseling to help steer you away from eating habits that may be unhealthy too, so it’s like a one-stop shop for your heart health.

If you know there are changes you can make in order to reduce your risk of heart disease you should talk to your chiropractor. They can give you knowledgeable and real advice on reducing your risk factors while also improving your overall health and quality of life. 

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Heart by Jan Gleisner is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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