New Heart Rate Variability Machine
How old are you really? With our brand new machine at Leon Chiropractic you will be able to
What Is HRV?
HRV is simply a measure of the variation in time between each heartbeat. This variation is controlled by a primitive part of the nervous system called the autonomic nervous system (ANS). It works regardless of our desire and regulates, among other things, our heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and digestion. The ANS is subdivided into two large components, the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous system, also known as the fight-or-flight mechanism and the relaxation response.
Why check heart rate variability?
HRV is an interesting and noninvasive way to identify these ANS imbalances. If a person’s system is in more of a fight-or-flight mode, the variation between subsequent heartbeats is low. If one is in a more relaxed state, the variation between beats is high. In other words, the healthier the ANS the faster you are able to switch gears, showing more resilience and flexibility. Over the past few decades, research has shown a relationship between low HRV and worsening depression or anxiety. A low HRV is even associated with an increased risk of death and cardiovascular disease.
People who have a high HRV may have greater cardiovascular fitness and be more resilient to stress. HRV may also provide personal feedback about your lifestyle and help motivate those who are considering taking steps toward a healthier life. It is fascinating to see how HRV changes as you incorporate more mindfulness, meditation, sleep, and especially physical activity into your life. For those who love data and numbers, this can be a nice way to track how your nervous system is reacting not only to the environment, but also to your emotions, thoughts, and feelings.
“If my training plan or a new supplement isn’t working, HRV can alert me to a problem before it manifests as symptoms. It also allows me to track progress in my chronically overtrained clients.”
“Trying to keep up with multiple clients on a daily basis can be consuming. There is a lot to think about. Elite HRV automatically looks at previous data points for every individual and then produces an individualized readiness score. It makes my job so much easier.”
“If you want to be competitive, you have to train smarter than everyone else. This is a tool that will give you an edge.”
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As good as advertised. My brother swears by this doctor. So I flew up from Tampa to check it out and all I can say is I am virtually pain free. I am sleeping better and feeling great.
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Everyone in the team is so polite, friendly and also knowledgeable. I love Dr. Andrea, Theresa and Monica as well!”
Thank you 100 times for taking the radiating pain out of my knee & shin. I foolishly suffered for 2 weeks because I just couldn’t make the time to come in…one visit and I am a new person!