How Your Heart and Your Brain Work Together
Keeping your heart and your brain healthy is a good idea – they affect every aspect of your health and wellness. And when you get your brain and your heart to work together, that’s when you experience the best body function and the best quality of life.
When a doctor orders a stress test, and the patient walks on the treadmill, the test isn’t walking on the treadmill – the test is how quickly the heart returns to a normal rate after the exertion of walking on the treadmill. It measures how well the body reacts to and recovers from stress – in other words, how well the brain and the heart work together.
You may have heard the phrase “heart rate variability” since it has been getting a lot of attention in the media. It’s not as complex as it seems – your heart is supposed to vary its heartbeat, in response to the stresses of the day. When your heart and brain are working well together, your heart rate varies as it should, and you experience good health.
But when your heart and brain are out of sync, your heart rate doesn’t change as it should, and over time this leads to disease. And the opposite is also true – getting the heart and brain to work well together creates healing and vitality.
The Institute of HeartMath has studied this connection between heart and brain for over thirty years. When your heart and brain are in harmony, they call that coherence. You can develop more coherence through bio feedback, meditation, or just sitting quietly or walking in Nature.
Doctors of Chiropractic have also studied the healthy-brain-healthy-heart relationship, and chiropractic care is one of the best ways to keep your brain working together with your heart and all your body parts.
Safe, gentle chiropractic care – it’s the natural way to health for the whole family. If you want to make sure your heart and brain are working well together, then schedule an appointment today!