February is American Heart Month, where, among other things, we focus on how to keep our hearts healthy. The heart is one of the body’s critical organs, and one of its hardest workers. It pumps constantly to keep the body supplied with oxygen and nutrients as well as removing waste products. 

Because the heart is so vital and so stressed, heart problems are the leading cause of death, accounting for 24% of men’s deaths and 22% of women’s deaths in the US. That’s why it’s so important to take care of your heart, and to learn methods to help keep your heart healthy. 

Fortunately, NuCalm, although not specifically tested or approved to treat heart problems, can potentially help you maintain good heart health. Here’s how. 

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Quality Sleep

Getting good sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your heart. During sleep, your body performs vital maintenance tasks, including regulating the function of many of your body’s key systems, such as the heart. Getting good sleep could reduce your risk of developing heart disease. 

In one study, people who got seven hours of sleep a night had lower levels of calcium buildup in their arteries than those who slept for less time. Plus, people who reported that they got high-quality sleep were more likely to have lower calcium levels. Other studies link heart disease and stroke with shorter sleep duration.

NuCalm is a great way to improve your sleep quality. It can help you regulate your biological rhythms so that you can be healthier. 

Lower Stress

Stress is another potential contributor to poor heart health. We know that high chronic stress is linked to a higher risk of heart disease. 

What we don’t know is how the two are linked. Stress contributes to higher blood pressure, and it could be that this is the link. On the other hand, stress can modify behaviors that might contribute to heart disease. For example, people who are stressed might drink more alcohol, smoke more cigarettes, eat more unhealthy foods, and exercise less. Each of these factors has been linked independently to heart disease risk and could be responsible for the link between heart disease and stress. 

NuCalm can help you manage stress to help protect your heart. Whether the link is direct or mediated by risk-modifying behaviors, NuCalm can help you combat the stress that puts you at risk. 

Better Conditioning

Another important factor for heart health is keeping active. More activity improves your heart health, but it’s a lot easier to say we should be more active than it is to adopt an active lifestyle.

One problem people face in getting regular exercise is that they feel like they aren’t making any progress. And the truth is that, under normal circumstances, it can be hard to condition the body. While a trainer can motivate you and help you exercise in the proper sequence, they can’t alter the way your body responds to exercise. 

But that’s something NuCalm can do. NuCalm can help your body recover from exertion so that you get less pain and more gain from your workouts. It also shortens the recovery cycles so that you can work out more in a shorter period of time. Read this story about integrative physician Dr. David Walters to get a better idea of how NuCalm can improve your conditioning. 

NuCalm for Your Heart

There are many reasons to consider adding NuCalm to your daily routine, and hopefully you understand how heart health might be one of them. We encourage you to consider the benefits of NuCalm and how they might help you.