In the month filled with love, candy, and heart-shaped gifts. As much fun as it is to get your special someone chocolates, flowers, and cards with hearts adorning them, it’s important to remember your actual heart health, as well.
Taking special care of your heart to ensure it remains strong and healthy should always be a priority. In the United States, heart disease is the number one cause of death in both men and women. Healthy eating, cardio workouts, and stress-reducing activities all play a large role in maintaining a healthy heart. A lesser-known contributor is chiropractic care!
It may come as a surprise to hear that chiropractic care can be beneficial for heart health, as it’s more commonly associated with preventing and curing physical aches and pains.
How Chiropractic Care is Connected to Heart Health:
A major part of the Chiropractic care is based on the Spine and the nervous system, which is the leading source for maintaining optimal health throughout the body. The nervous system has a direct influence on the heart rate and its out put. It also influences the vessels and arteries carrying the blood via sympathetic nervous system- in close proximity to our Spines. These nerves influence heart rate and blood pressure, both essential factors for heart health. When these connections are not working at an optimal level, it can disrupt internal systems and create silent issues that you may not see or feel on the surface. These disruptions impact the heart, often putting unneeded strain on it.
Another way Chiropractic influences heart health is by reducing stress. It is a proven fact that stress increases the chance of high blood pressure and heart disease. Chiropractors have helped their patients for years to feel better, improve posture, eat healthier, decrease insomnia, increase the quality of their sleep and life. All these factors have direct influence on the heart health and stress.
When the nervous system is functioning optimally, it can transmit information between the brain and body with ease. This ensures all aspects of the body are working correctly. Having your body in its’ natural state of healing and good working condition helps to ease any strain on the heart.
Some other notable heart benefits that come with chiropractic care are:
- Improved lung/heart connection
- Improved heart rate variability
- Decreased inflammation
- Lower blood pressure
A visit to your chiropractor will help in more ways than just relieving pain. For Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to take care of your own heart by scheduling an appointment with us!