Did you know February is National Heart Month?
The circulatory system is made up of blood vessels that carry blood away from and towards the heart. Arteries carry blood away from the heart and veins carry blood back to the heart. The circulatory system carries oxygen, nutrients, and hormones to cells, and removes waste products, like carbon dioxide. The heart and circulatory system make up the cardiovascular system.
Here are some tips on how to prevent heart disease
Get Physical - The National Health Service advises at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity a week, such as cycling or brisk walking, to decrease your risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Check your blood pressure - To find the nearest place where you can have our blood pressure checked, please click here.
Improve your diet - Balanced, healthy meals are essential to maintaining a healthy heart. Excess dietary salt is one of the biggest risk factors for high blood pressure.
Lower cholesterol - Six out of ten adults in England have high cholesterol, with many completely unaware that they have it and it can be reduced by reducing the amount of saturated fat in your diet.
Stop smoking - Smoking is the single most significant factor in increasing a person's risk of cardiovascular disease. Quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do for your heart health.
De-stress - Drinking less alcohol and getting fresh air or book a relaxing massage.
Using essential oils for heart and circulatory support
Cypress – promotes circulation and blood flow through the body
Ylang Ylang – balances heart rate and reduces high blood pressure
Helichrysum – repairs damaged blood vessels, stops bleeding, revolves low blood pressure
Black Pepper – warms and tones blood vessel decongests circulatory/lymphatic
Geranium – supports heart, blood and blood vessel integrity
Purify – decongests circulatory/lymphatic congestion
Passion – promotes healthy blood flow
AromaTouch – stimulates circulation and blood flow, especially to extremities
For more information on how to beat heart disease, go to The British Heart Foundation’s webpage.
For more information on essential oils for health and wellbeing - contact Julie at Holistic Zone.