Cardio for Heart Health

Simple Tips to Help Improve Your Heart Health Naturally

With February being Heart Health Month, we'd like to share some simple tips to help improve heart health naturally.  According to The Heart Foundation, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.  Knowing what foods, lifestyle choices, and supplements help to prevent it can keep you from being part of the statistic.  If there are natural ways to avoid heart problems, why not try?  These simple tips may help improve or maintain a healthy heart naturally. 

Run for your life!

Alright, so maybe you don't like to run.  That's okay, find another way to get cardio in.  Go swimming, cycling, biking, walking, rowing, or jump rope.  Whatever it is, try to get at least 30 minutes of it in a day to keep your heart happy!  Cardio improves your blood circulation by moving blood from areas that aren't using as much, to muscle areas that need it.  This increases the amount of blood flow to your heart which strengthens it.  But don't stop there, this level of activity requires significant nutritional support which can be obtained through both food and natural supplements.  A supplement like Cardio Support can complement a healthy lifestyle by helping to maintain the proper calcium levels, platelet aggregation, and nourish the heart muscles and layers.  If you enjoy an active lifestyle, this type of support may be a good fit for your heart's health!    

Omega-3's are Super

The most recent studies have found that Omega-3 fatty acids found in food or supplements like Super Omega-3 can lower your risk for heart disease by 16 percent!  EPA and DHA, both of which are in Super Omega-3, are specifically proven to reduce the factor for heart disease for patients who had high triglycerides and high low-density lipoproteing (LDL's).  These fatty acids can be tough to get in the daily recommended value, so don't be discouraged if you can't squeeze in a piece of fish everyday, there are other ways to get your Omega'-3's!

Ubiquinol to fuel your heart

Your heart is an organ that requires a lot of energy, so if your body isn't producing the amount of energy it needs, your health could suffer.  One option to get more natural energy is through Ubiquinol.  It's another form of CoQ10, but it is easier for your body to process.  Ubiquinol also contains properties that can help lower cholesterol, further preventing heart disease.  The best natural ways to get this is by eating broccoli, oranges, strawberries, nuts, and trout.  If supplements are easier for you, Chicago Health Foods has what you need!    

Control your blood pressure before it controls you 

When it comes to heart disease, having a blood pressure within normal limits is a must!  If it begins to creep up on you, your heart might suffer.  Fortunately, blood pressure often times can be lowered by eating the right food or supplements.  Besides Ubiquinol--which also aids in lowering blood pressure--there are many more sources that will help you keep those numbers down!  Here are a few of them:

  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Garlic
  • Grape Seeds
  • Fiber
  • Blond Psyllium

As you can see there are many sources to improve your blood pressure health. Nutritional support can be used on it's own, but best results may also come from making both diet and lifestyle changes. A natural Blood Pressure Support supplement may also help supply potent nutrients and herbs to help maintain normal, healthy blood pressure.

Can't have one without the other

Eating vitamins, whether through food or supplements, has a monumental impact on preventing heart disease, but you can't truly lower your risk factor for it until you pair it with exercise.  A healthy lifestyle must exist to prevent heart disease. Studies have shown that when you pair exercise and a healthy lifestyle with vitamins and supplements, you can lower your odds of developing heart disease by 80 percent. 

Come check us out to find what you need for your heart health.  Our knowledgeable staff will guide you to the right vitamins for your lifestyle if you have questions about which foods and supplements are best for you!

Sinisa Rasberger

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