There is a system within our body that is critical to our health. None of us could live for even a second without it. And yet there is much that we don’t know about it. This system is our circulatory system. Because it is something happening inside of our body, we may at times take it for granted, especially when it is functioning without complaint. But when our circulation starts to have problems, it may be too late for us to fix the problem, at least without a lot of time and expense. For example, here are some of the problems that can come from poor circulation: diabetes, heart disease, cancer, hyper or hypo thyroid-ism, and hundreds of other ailments. Here are some of the causes of poor circulation: Smoking, bad nutrition, stress, exercise, and overeating.
If having a healthy circulatory system is so critical, how can you make sure that yours is functioning properly? Here are some good ways to start:
The heart is the manager of blood circulatory system. Although only the size of a fist, it powerfully pumps blood throughout the entire body, thousands of times each day.
Eat a healthy and low-glycemic diet. By consuming refined carbohydrates, our risk of diabetes, heart disease and other circulation problems increase. By lowering our glycemic intake, we can improve our body’s circulation.
Exercise for at least 30 minutes each day. Do something that will raise your heart rate levels. It can be as simple as a brisk walk around the block.
Stay hydrated by drinking clean water throughout the day. And reduce or eliminate alcohol and high-sugar beverages from your diet completely.
Add circulation supplements to your diet. Such things as vitamin B, vitamin C, omega 3 fish oil, and magnesium can all help the body’s circulatory system.
Sitting still for long periods of time can lead to increased build up of body fats and toxins in the body.