Cardiovascular Exercise and How it Strengthens Your Heart

Use it or Lose it! It’s the old adage “Use it or Lose it” you guys have heard it before, get your mind out of the gutter, I’m not talking about anything bad here. I’m talking about exercise, we’ve talking about heart health and what I’m really talking about here is getting your heart working. Use it and strengthen it or it weakens and goes away. I’m Doctor Christopher Hood from Hood Chiropractic. We’ve heard that in terms of exercise and muscle growth but I don’t really people think about it in terms or heart health.  The reason you want to exercise, partially cardiovascular exercise, is to strengthen your heart. I’m not talking about running a marathon or triathlons, although if that’s your thing go for it. We’re talking about, getting out and walking, jogging, race walking, swimming, walking the dog. Anything you like to do that gets your heart rate up, strengthen your heart. The stronger your heart is, the more efficient it is, the easier it is to pump blood, the blood pressure goes down, stress goes down longevity goes up. When you’re talking about exercise and utilizing the heart and utilizing strength, what we’re talking about is when you exercise your heart, when you raise your heart level up, your hearts has to contract harder, the arteries have to work harder and then they rest over the 2-3 days after the exercise they get stronger, therefore more efficient. Increase efficiency, increase blood through, increasing health. So, simple thing we can do for Heart Health Month, get out there and start moving. I recommend you exercise early in the morning before the day gets going. Go for a walk, take the dogs out there, get you heartrate up, don’t just putts around. Go out there and get your heart rate going, go on a walk with your family, go on a bike ride with your kids, whatever you need to do.

I hope you guys enjoyed this, Heart Health, get it stronger get those mussels going.

I’ll talk to you guys soon, it’s all good in the hood. God bless

Using Omega 3 to lower your blood pressure and cholesterol naturally

Hey guys, so you want to lower your blood pressure and cholesterol naturally? Especially since Valentine’s day is coming up. If you’re not aware of it, February is heart health month!

But if you want to lower your blood pressure and cholesterol naturally I’m going to give you some great tips right now because what’s a better gift for the ones you love than being healthy and living a long strong and active life. I’m Doctor Christopher Hood from Hood Chiropractic, and one of the things that goes on when someone has blood pressure or cholesterol challenges, is they use medication because what they’re trying to do is keep their arteries clean. Now, the arteries in your body, you start with your heart and they run arteries that run blood from your heart through your entire body, the arteries aren’t just a blind tube, they actually have three layers to them. You have the outer layer, inner layer and the middle layer. The reason they have that is because when your heart pumps those arteries pump too, so they actually pump with your heart. They don’t just lay there; the heart doesn’t just do all the work. So, you’re heart pumps and your arteries pump at the same time. The internal layer is called the tunica intima, it’s a Latin word for “The middle area” that layer actually has a smooth muscle that contracts with your heart. So, you hear people that end up with blood challenges and they’re worried about having atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis, which is hardening and plaquing in the arteries. What they’re worried about is the arteries can’t flex anymore when the heart beats, and therefore the heart has to work harder and therefore your blood pressure goes up cause your heart is working harder and it is bad for your long term health

So, tips you can start using right now today is using omega fats. Fish oil, flaxseed oil, extra virgin olive oil. Coconut oil works as well even though it’s not technically an omega 3 fat.  But omega 3 fatty acids strengthens the tunica intima, the internal arteries, so when your hearts pumps and the arteries work better, and by having strength your heart doesn’t have to work as heart so it last longer.

My grandmother use to say “the candle the burns twice as bright lives half as long” If your heart is working overtime because your arteries don’t work right, you’re hearts not going to live all those years God intended and your just not going to have a healthy and vital life. Simple key, omega fats. 3000 units a day of omega fats, keep your arteries working properly, keep the tunica intima oiled up is you want to look at it like that. Keep the atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis, hardening and plaquing, down. And you get to live a long strong health life. Omega 3 fatty acids 3000 units a day.

We’re really happy to be bringing quality information that you and your family can utilize to increase their health. Healthy family, loving family, long life together. I’m Doctor Christopher Hood, it’s all good in the hood. We will talk to you soon, and God bless.