Feb 23, 2018 by Garrett Hafler
If your loved one has recently been informed that he or she is at risk for heart disease, you and they may be worried. Heart disease is scary, and you may find yourself at risk for developing it if you are overweight, have high blood pressure, or struggle to keep your cholesterol at a healthy level. Home care professionals recommend that all seniors, whether at risk or not, take steps to reduce their risks of developing heart disease. Below, we will provide you with some reduction tips that your loved one can implement into their routine.
Exercise is important and if your loved one skips it due to mobility issues, their home care team can assist them in completing the exercises. Seniors should exercise for at least 30 minutes per day to help get their blood flowing and expose them to fresh air outdoors.
Some of the best exercises that seniors can participate in include cycling, swimming, and also fast walking.
Home care professionals recommend that seniors who have an elevated or high blood pressure speak with their primary care provider to reduce it. High blood pressure is not good and can lead to significant health problems and the development of heart disease.
If your loved one has high blood pressure, they may complain of headaches, visual disturbances, or irritability.
Smoking increases your risk of heart disease, so if your loved one does smoke, now is the perfect time to help them take steps to quit.
Heart disease is a serious concern in anyone, especially seniors, and the Comfort Keepers home care team is ready to take care of your loved one and provide them with the help they need in their home while also making sure they take steps to reduce their risk for heart disease.