Tips to Keep Your Heart Healthy

This month is American Heart Month! What better way to take care of your heart than by following the tips below!

1. Exercise – Being active is a major contributor to keeping your ticker ticking. Getting enough exercise can significantly improve your cardiovascular health. At least 30 minutes of exercise a day is recommended.

2. No Smoking – There are numerous reasons to quit smoking, including improved heart health. So, if you are trying to keep your heart healthy, it is time to quit.

3. Healthy Diet – Diet plays a huge role in our health, including the health of our hearts. A heart-healthy diet should include lots of fresh fruits and veggies, healthy fats and proteins while limiting your intake of fatty proteins, saturated fats, and salt.

4. Relax – Stress is a major contributor to poor health. When people are highly stressed, they tend to make unhealthy choices. Those poor choices combined with the effects stress has on other heart disease risk factors can significantly alter the health of your heart. Discovering healthy ways to relax and reduce stress can help lower those risks.

5. Manage Weight – Extra pounds on the body can be very hard on the heart. The good news is if you incorporate all the previous tips you will already be on your way to a healthier weight. For further support learn how Freedom Home Care can help you with your senior health care needs.

6. Manage Your Numbers – It is essential to keep a close eye on your blood cholesterol and your blood pressure if you are at risk for heart disease. Too much cholesterol in your system can lead to a heart attack or stroke. To start managing your numbers today contact Freedom Home Care for more information on how they can help.

It is so important to maintain a healthy heart, and without a healthy lifestyle, you cannot have a healthy heart. Freedom Home Care can help you or your senior aged loved one to prevent, reduce, and manage heart disease risk factors. Check out all that we can do for you today. We look forward to helping you or someone you love to stay healthier.