New Year, New Changes

We are 3 weeks into the New Year and its wonderful! Whenever there is a New Year, it is customary to make little New Year’s resolutions – things that we deem to keep us “on track” with various goals we’d like to keep or accomplish. While it is not only a good but fun way to get us to accomplish our goals, have you ever taken the time to ask yourself why you are so motivated at the start of the New Year then stop halfway through? Regardless of the reasons, what New Year’s resolutions did you make this year?

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions that circles our group of friends generally is to eat well and exercise more. While we all strive to “keep” our New Year’s resolutions each year, why don’t we share with you a few things to motivate you to stay healthy this year, and many years to come.

In an article titled “10 Surprising Heart Attack Triggers” by Anna Fleet on the Active Beat website. She points out that while “greasy, deep fried delights and a life full of financial, work and personal stresses” play a toll on our body, there are other things that may be the culprit of cardiovascular problems, or heart attacks. The top 10 leading conditions that can contribute to reduced overall health and higher risk of cardiovascular problems include:

  1. Gum (Periodontal) Disease
  2. Antibacterial Products
  3. Antibiotics
  4. Seafood
  5. Canned Foods
  6. Lingering Infections
  7. Climate Change
  8. Nonstick Chemicals
  9. Relationship Stress
  10. Commuting

If you are interested to find out more about how these things can affect your overall health, visit the Active Beat website by clicking the following link: 10 Surprising Heart Attack Triggers.

Are any of you surprised by the number one condition that can lead to cardiovascular disease? Gum Disease! While you are busy filling out your calendars for the New Year, remember to add a trip to your local dentist in there. Having good oral hygiene is just one way to start out having a healthy, New Year. To make an appointment, or if you have any questions call Dr. Hibret Hailu Benjamin at (415) 409-3368.

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