by Guest Blogger,Certified Health Coach, Sara Quetta
February is national Heart Month. Have you been working hard to make sure your ticker will last the long haul? These days, cardiovascular diseases are on the rise. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US. In 2011, heart disease cost the United States $444 billion. This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity. Risk factors of heart disease are high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cigarette smoking, obesity, poor diet, physical inactivity and alcohol use.
One risk factor that has been making waves is high blood pressure. 76.4 million U.S. adults have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. When the force of blood flow in the artery is too high, it causes the surrounding tissue to stretch beyond its limit,causing more serious problems. For instance, vascular weakness, vascular scarring, increased risk for blood clots, increased plaque build-up, tissue and organ damage from narrowed and blocked arteries, and increased workload on the circulatory system. The overall result, if left untreated, is heart failure, heart attack, stroke and kidney failure.
This is only a snapshot of a very serious problem. But did you know that you can prevent heart disease? That’s right, with diet, exercise and stress management, you can be on your way to a healthier and happier life style. No one wants to spend their time in a doctor’s office, going through a battery of extensive tests.
A diet rich in whole grains, fruits, veggies and lean protein can help you achieve your goals for a healthy heart. Eliminate fatty meats, high sodium and processed foods. Not only will you be healthy on the inside, but you will feel your best, have more energy and live a long and happy life.
A certified health coach is trained to support you with these challenges, every step of the way. They offer diet and lifestyle suggestions, along with personal attention to your health goals. Good health is not only about the food you put in your mouth, it’s about your life as a whole…relationships, career, spirituality and exercise, just to name a few. If you are looking for more than a new diet fad, then I have a personalized program that is right for you. Health coaching offers a lifestyle change. It has been proven to help with many health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, acid reflux, and more.
Contact me today for a free 50 minute health consultation to see if this program is right for you.
Sara Quetta is a Certified Health Coach and Owner of Journey To A New You. She received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. When she’s not doing one on one coaching, she teaches wellness workshops at various locations around NH. She also received her bachelor’s degree in personal communications from Rhode Island College.
Healing Hands Chiropractic is a full-service family wellness center specializing in Webster certified prenatal & family chiropractic care, acupuncture, cognitive-behavioral therapy, reiki & aromatherapy, massage therapy, pregnancy & birth classes and breastfeeding support.