We’ve all seen the commercials, read the advertisement boards, heard it on the radio and pretty much everywhere else we turn: heart disease is among the top killers of men and women alike in the United States. Eating right, exercising regularly and living your life as healthy as possible are all ways in which you can do your part to keep healthy and to maintain your heart’s condition. These are all great examples, but ones we have all heard before. So, what else can you do to keep that ticker of yours in tip-top shape? How about just being nice?
It seems like there is constantly ongoing research into the root causes of what actually makes us feel good. Granted, it varies from person to person, but the feelings and end results are exactly the same. Now, according to intensive testing and data consumption, random acts of kindness are directly linked to an increased amount of oxytocin produced by the brain.
Oxytocin is the hormone often associated with endorphins and a feeling of euphoria throughout the body. The chemical also impacts the release of nitric oxide in the body. Now, because nitric oxide naturally causes blood vessels to dilate, it also helps to significantly lower blood pressure. So in essence, doing nice things can release heart healthy chemicals and hormones into the body and keep you healthier in the long run.
So, there you have it. A seemingly free and easy way to keep the heart up and running is to do nice things and influx the body with chemicals to promote heart health. Simple acts of kindness like opening doors for others or saying a nice word or two to a stranger can really go a long way. Not only do these acts of kindness help your heart, but they help you build relationships with others and help others to be happier, too.
So on top of your daily diet, your exercise routine and your regular adjustments and checkups with your chiropractor, you can squeeze in a few random acts of kindness to increase your health and heart condition. With nothing to lose and everything to gain, it’s a no-brainer that this is the way to go in order to stay healthy and reap all the benefits.
Consult your primary care physician or chiropractor for any medical related advice.
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