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Dr. Clay's Health Blog

At Optimal Health & Wellness Center we take our patient's heart health very seriously. A big part of what we do is provide information regarding healthy diets and also the ways that chiropractic care can help improve your overall wellness on a day-to-day basis.

Below are a few ways that you can improve your health and reduce your chances of getting heart disease, which nobody wants to get, especially around this time of year.

1.) Reduce Your Weight

Getting yourself down to your playing weight, so to speak, is a great way to reduce the wear and tear that your heart goes through on a day-to-day basis. When we're around our target body weight our cardiovascular system doesn't have to work on overdrive.

2.) Exercise

Exercising regularly (3-4 times per week at 45 minutes a session) will help you reduce your chances of getting heart disease. It's also a great way to reduce overall stress and improve self-confidence.

3.) Eat More Fish

Eating fish twice a week can lower your risk of getting heart disease by 30%. Shoot for salmon, mackerel, sardines, or anchovies, if you're able. You want fish that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids without the mercury content.

4.) Get a Chiropractic Adjustment

Getting a chiropractic adjustment can help lower your blood pressure. Adjustments can also improve the nerve function of your heart and improve heart rate variability, not to mention decrease blood markers of inflammation.

If you'd like to learn more about how Chiropractic Care can help you lower your chances of getting heart disease, contact Optimal Health & Wellness Center today to schedule your consultation. We have a long history of keeping our patients healthy and active.

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