With the holidays upon us, it’s a good idea to remember these four easy steps to ‘Fireproof’ your arteries, complements of Dr. Amy Doneen and the Bale Doneen Method.
Step 1: Practice mindfulness – Chronic stress, which repeatedly activates the body’s fight-or-flight system, has long been linked to increased risk for heart attacks and strokes. Devote 10 minutes a day to mindful meditation and focus on your breathing and the present moment as you let stressful or upsetting thoughts float away.
Step 2: Step up physical activity – The number one cardiovascular benefit of regular exercise is reducing inflammation. Aim for at least 22 minutes of aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking, jogging, or biking, daily.
Step 3: Eat the rainbow – Consuming a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables has amazing cardiovascular benefits, including lower risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure and several forms of cancer.
Step 4: Get optimal dental care – A landmark BaleDoneen study is the first to show that oral bacteria from periodontal disease (PD) can actually cause cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading killer of Americans. Studies show that excellent oral health can add years to your life!
We at Inspired Hygiene have one mission, to help you save the lives of your patients through excellence in Dental Hygiene care.
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