The circulatory system is responsible for delivering essential nutrients and oxygen to the cells of your body. All too often bad habits inhibit the job of this necessary process. High cholesterol, hypertension, and varicose veins are a few of the signs of results of having poor blood circulation. Check out these ways to better your health by improving your blood circulation:
Change Your Diet
Watch out for junk foods and foods high in saturated fat, which tend to increase levels of cholesterol. Increase your intake of foods high in soluble fiber, like oatmeal, that work to absorb some of the cholesterol that is trying to enter your blood stream. Foods high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, like nuts and fish, also tend to keep your arteries healthy.
Increase Your Fitness
Working out provides many benefits, including reduced weight loss and stress. Fitness is also proven to strengthen your heart, which results in an improvement in blood circulation. All of these results combined work to improve the effectiveness of your circulatory system.
Add Some Herbs
Cayenne, ginger, and ginseng are herbs that are considered to improve blood circulation through cardiovascular stimulation. Traditional Chinese medicine boasts that cinnamon and peony also improve blood circulation. These herbs are all easily accessible at most grocery outlets.
Physical therapy is another great way to increase your blood circulation and overall health. To contact Petett Chiropractic, give us a call at (425) 277-2225.
How To Increase Blood Flow & Circulation – LiveStrong.com by Catherine Smith
Ways To Improve Blood Circulation – HealthGuidance.com by Kevin Pederson