This month focus on enhancing your heart health as we celebrate American Heart Month. Did you know your feet can offer important clues to heart health? You can prevent heart disease with a few important lifestyle changes. Here are some focus areas that can help you get started.
Smoking is terrible for your heart and feet. With each cigarette, you are increasing your risk for health complications. Smoking increases the risk of peripheral artery disease and heart disease by several folds.
Watch your weight
When plaque accumulates in your arteries, it is one of the major causes of coronary artery disease, which can result in a heart attack or stroke. Maintaining a healthy weight can lessen your chance of developing heart disease.
To avoid an unexpected heart attack or another potentially fatal cardiac episode, regular workouts are essential. According to research, exercise regulates your blood flow, flexes your muscles and keeps you healthy overall. It is also beneficial for the health of your feet.
A good diet plus exercise are the greatest ways to avoid heart disease. Make sure you eat healthy and nutritious foods that provide you with the necessary vitamins and minerals to stay active and fit. Avoid sugary and fatty foods as they expose you to the risk of heart disease.
Start doing yoga to help your body relax more and lower your blood pressure. While regular exercise is good, studies have shown that quiet time and meditation may significantly reduce blood pressure, tension, and anxiety; thereby reducing the likelihood of heart disease.
The percentage of cardiovascular risk that could be avoided with better sleep has been determined and repeatedly emphasized by many scientists. They discovered that instances of stroke and cardiovascular disease might be prevented if all patients had good sleep quality.
At Clark Podiatry Center, Dr. Brandon A. Macy, a board-certified podiatrist, treats various conditions such as heel pain, diabetic wounds, bunions, nerve pain, and more. The New Jersey Children’s Foot Health Institute is also part of Clark Podiatry Center. We provide exceptional service for patients in Union County. Contact our office at (732) 382-3470 or schedule an appointment online. Our office is at 1114 Raritan Road, Clark, NJ 07066.