Don’t believe everything you hear: growing older doesn’t mean you have to suffer with heart disease. Instead, our in-home care providers at Qualicare – Southwest Indiana are here to help you get the facts about heart disease during American Heart Month so that you can help keep your heart healthy even as you age.
Prevent Heart Disease
Currently, heart disease is the leading cause of death among Americans. Let’s dive into ways you and your loved one can help prevent heart disease.
For starters, you and your loved one need to aim to get at least 30 minutes of exercise at least three days per week. You don’t need to run a marathon or swim the English Channel; look at exercise options that fit both you and your loved one’s interests, such as gardening, taking a brisk walk around your favorite local park, or yoga.
Second, watch carefully what foods you put into your body. For example, you should limit foods that are full of salt and saturated fats, as they can promote clogged arteries. Instead, choose foods like fresh fruits and vegetables.
Finally, keep all of your health numbers in check. Do you know your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose levels? It’s important for both you and your loved one to have regular yearly wellness checks to ensure your numbers are in a heart-healthy range!
Allow Our In-Home Care Providers to Help with Any Caregiver Stress!
Stress can also encourage heart disease. One of the best ways to keep your stress level down is to delegate help when needed. There is no shame in asking for additional help when trying to fill the role of caregiver for your loved one. That is exactly what our in-home care professionals are here for – to help you provide quality care for your loved one so that you can take care of yourself and your health needs, too!
Could both you and your loved one benefit from additional help? Visit the Qualicare – Southwest Indiana website today to learn how our team of friendly and qualified in-home care providers can help your family with our 360-degree approach to care!