With all the hoopla that just went down over Valentine’s Day, February is the perfect month to think about heart health. This is especially important since the World Health Organization says heart disease kills 17.3 million people every year.
That statistic alone lets you know that good heart health plays a major role in your overall health and well-being. But what you may not know is that chiropractic care has been shown to help you achieve good heart health.
Chiropractic for Heart Health?
Yes, we know. When you think of Sandstone Chiropractic, you’re likely to think of backs, necks and spines. But chiropractic care has also been linked to optimum cardiovascular functioning. That’s because proper heart regulation depends on the integrity of your nervous system, and chiropractic care is ideal for keeping your nervous system in tip-top shape.
A study shared at the 2004 International Research and Philosophy Symposium showed that chiropractic care provided a healthy autonomic nervous system balance. This healthy balance, in turn, had a positive effect on Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and a person’s ability to adapt to the environment.
HRV refers to the beat-to-beat variations in your heart rate. The study found a healthy nervous system balance decreased the overall heart rate while increasing the heart’s overall power.
Other Heart Healthy Tips
Setting up an appointment at our Montgomery or Magnolia chiropractic clinic isn’t the only way to help out your heart. Regular exercise can help, as can kicking the cigarette habit. Another great tip is cooking heart-healthy meals, or those low in saturated and trans fat.
A healthy heart can contribute to an overall healthier life, helping to ensure you and your loved ones will be around for more Valentine’s hoopla for years to come. Call Sandstone Chiropractic today for more info or an appointment.