Helping Seniors Prevent Heart Disease


9Heart health is a very important component to the health of a senior. Without a proper lifestyle and healthy diet, seniors put themselves at great risk for this fatal disease. If you care for a beloved senior relative, you should discuss the importance of heart health with him or her.

Everyday Changes

In order to keep a healthy heart, caregivers should ensure that seniors are taking the appropriate steps to prevent heart disease by staying active and following a proper diet.

 

  • Exercise – Everyone should get at least 30 minutes of exercise per day. It does not have to be rigorous exercise; a gentle walk with a caregiver is enough to keep the heart healthy.
  • Proper Diet – Every meal should include as many colors of the rainbow as possible. This enables you to consume many different fruits and vegetables, the healthiest food for your heart.
  • Avoid Smoking or Alcohol – Smoking and alcohol can only exacerbate underlying heart conditions and should be avoided at all costs.
  • Avoid Stress – Perhaps the largest task that caregivers have when they care for patients with heart issues is keeping their stress to a minimum.

The role of caregivers is very important when it comes to preserving the health and wellness of seniors. Heart health is a very important component of keeping the elderly healthy, making it one of the most important tasks that any caregiver can do.

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