Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions.
It is easy to make healthy changes to your lifestyle to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk the National Health Information Center recommends:
Watch your weight.
Quite smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
Proper blood circulation is essential to maintaining a healthy body. Your circulatory system is responsible for delivering oxygen and nutrients to your cells and is used to filter out waste and carbon dioxide from your body. The circulatory system is also responsible for transporting hormones and supporting the Lymphatic System.
This system performs functions that are absolutely essential to keeping your body working well. A poor functioning circulatory system can lead to a wide range of health complications, which ultimately can be fatal over time.
Great cardiac health begins with a strong circulatory system. Fortunately, there are many lifestyle changes you can make to prevent and reverse poor blood circulation.
1. Stand more, sit less.
Sitting dramatically slows down blood circulation, so it is important to get up and move around regularly. Try to take standing or walking breaks every 30-45 minutes. Working at a standing desk is also a great alternative for individuals with sedentary jobs.
Exercise, especially aerobic exercise, is one of the best ways to increase blood circulation and improve cardiac health. Walking, jogging, and running are all great ways to get your blood moving.
3. Nutrition and diet.
Consume foods and supplements that support healthy circulation. Consider adding supplements like omega-3 fatty acids to your diet. Foods that support a healthy cardiovascular system include oranges, avocados, tomatoes, garlic, beetroot juice, blueberries, and nuts.
4. Stay rested.
During sleep, your heart rate slows and blood pressure drops as the cardiovascular system works to repair and regenerate. This process is an important part of supporting healthy circulation. Make sure you are getting a healthy 7-8 hours of sleep a night to support this process.
5. Bemer. In addition to making the previously listed lifestyle changes, Bemer Therapy treatments are a great treatment to enhance blood circulation. One 8-minute treatment can dramatically increase circulation. Bemer Therapy treatments are now available at MRT.
We strongly recommend you watch this short video to learn more about Bemer treatments. The results will blow you away, and you will quickly see why we are so excited about this new treatment.
We want to thank you all for sharing another amazing year with us at MRT!
2017 is going to be an exciting year, with amazing changes ahead of us. Each year we continue to grow as an organization, and 2017 will be no exception.
This will be our first year with two Muscle Restoration Therapists on staff. In late 2016 we were excited to welcome Josh on board as our first Muscle Restoration Therapist working alongside Mark. His addition has allowed us to grow as an organization, expanding our treatment hours to Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5 pm – 7 pm. With his addition, we are looking forward to being able to serve more clients in 2017.
As you most of you know by now, I am also always searching for cutting edge therapies and technologies that can help me better serve my clients. In addition to the Bemer Therapy Pad (which you can read about this below in the newsletter), I also have some very exciting new technologies I will be introducing throughout 2017.
Stay tuned for more news next month about the technologies we are introducing that will enhance the effects or MRT treatments and accelerate your healing time.
Thank you again for sharing such an amazing year with us and we look forward to the great year ahead of us all!