February is heart health month, and to get you off on the right foot, we’re here to tell you everything you can do to help maintain your health and lower your risk of heart attack. There are a lot of things you can do to promote your overall health and lower your risks. Following these steps are easy and will provide you with lasting benefits for years to come.
Are you overweight? Being overweight can increase your risk of heart disease by as much as 85 percent. Studies have found that belly fat is the biggest indicator of cardiovascular disease risk. You can greatly improve your overall health and lower your risk of heart failure by losing a few pounds. Even if you don’t get down to that high school weight, losing as little as 20 pounds can often reduce your risk.
The Importance of Nutrition
What you put into your body can also have a big effect on your heart health. Avoiding processed foods and fast food can really lower your risk. If you are unsure about what foods you should be eating, or how much, our nutritionists can offer consulting to get you off on the right foot.
Sometimes the nutrition from what you eat is not enough. You may have dietary restrictions, or simply dislike many of the foods that are healthy for you. There are a wide variety of supplements that are available for you that can help lower cholesterol, improve circulation, and provide other heart health benefits.
Getting nutrients through IV or oral supplements can be extremely beneficial. IV Chelation is a highly effective treatment against heart disease. Studies have found that this is an effective complementary treatment to prevent cardiac events.
Understanding Your Risk
Do you know what your risk of heart disease might be? We offer a wide variety of in-depth testing to help you understand your cholesterol levels and other factors that contribute to risk of cardiovascular disease. Knowing your risks can help you make healthier decisions about your lifestyle and treatments.
For more information about how we can help you promote heart health, contact us today.