Maintaining your heart health
This February, we’re celebrating American Heart Month! According to the cdc.gov, Coronary Artery Disease or Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States.

Here are seven ways to keep your heart healthy:
  1. Stay active. According to health.gov, adults need 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity each week. These activities include fast walking, working out or biking.
  2. Eat healthy. According to heart.org, our diet should consist of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy products, skinless poultry and fish, nuts and legumes and non tropical vegetable oils. Try to limit saturated and trans fat, sodium, red meat, sweets and sugar-sweetened beverages. If you eat red meat, choose the leanest cuts available.
  3. Practice relaxation techniques. Relieve stress with daily prayer, meditation and breathing activities.
  4. Avoid smoking and second hand smoke exposure. Smoking and breathing in second hand smoke can make you more susceptible to having a heart attack or a stroke.
  5. Keep track of your weight. Overweight and obesity can put you at risk for heart disease, high blood pressure and Type 2 Diabetes.
  6. Regulate your cholesterol and blood pressure. The cdc.gov recommends checking your cholesterol levels every 4-6 years and your blood pressure every 2 years.
  7. Limit alcohol consumption. Women should limit their use to one alcoholic beverage a day and men should limit their use to two alcoholic beverages a day.
We have experience assisting patients with Coronary Artery Disease and Heart Disease. Our customized home care program includes:
  • Medication reminders, assistance, administration and reconciliation
  • Teaching individuals how to recognize early changes in how they feel, and to take appropriate action to decrease episodes of serious illness
  • Developing and/or preparing a heart healthy diet (including shopping and meal preparation, if necessary)
  • Assisting with physician follow up including transportation
  • Helping with the daily activities of living such as bathing and dressing
Call us for more information at 561-616-9903!