Improving Circulation in your body is part of the key to maintaining good health. I cannot think of anyone that does not want good health. Are you taking the steps to improve your health? It is something that is not difficult to maintain.
Exactly what is the circulatory system? According to livescience.com, the circulatory system not only is a highway for blood, but is also known as the cardiovascular system. In addition, they emphasize that that 2,000 gallons of blood travel daily in your body which is equal to about 60,000 miles. That is a lot of miles. I had never really given a lot of thought as to how much blood our body needs. That is something to think about. Below are a few facts and suggestions to help the circulatory system.
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About 600,000 Americans die from heart disease each year according to The Center for Disease and Health Prevention. In addition, they add that coronary heart disease kills more than 385,000 people annually. That is a lot of people.
Certain foods such as oranges, Cayenne peppers, and watermelon are good for the circulatory system according to revitive.com. They further talk about how oranges are rich in vitamin C and prevent plack build-up. Cayenne peppers strengthen arteries and blood vessels. Watermelon is rich in lycopene a natural antioxidant that improves circulation and also gives certain foods their reddish color. I love watermelon. It seems as though I cannot get enough of it too.
This does make sense to say that if you continue doing the same thing, you will get the same results. So if you have bad circulation, you need to start doing some things differently to correct that. According to Mayo Clinic smoking constricts and damages the arteries, so they suggest to stop smoking. Also, did you know that over-the-counter cold and sinus medications that contain pseudoephedrine can constrict your blood vessels? Mayo Clinic also mentioned that.
Is exercising a priority in your life? Did you know that increasing the blood flow nourishes the skin cells? According to Web MD, besides nourishing the skin it keeps the skin cells vital. In addition, they emphasize that exercise is important for healthy skin and increasing the blood flow helps flush cellular debris out of the system. I walk several days a week and find that it is quite beneficial to me. It is not too late to improve your circulatory system. Why not start today?
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