As we age, understanding how to prevent cardiovascular disease is a must. Do you know how to reduce your risk factors? Heart disease affects both men and women and is a result of your arteries narrowing which restricts the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients. Read More »
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It is already February and Heart Month is again upon us! Spending an entire month focused on matters of the heart is an efficient and beneficial way for us to raise funds and awareness of a health issue that will eventually touch all of us in some way. But, on a personal level, your heart should have your attention the other 11 months of the year as well, especially as we start hitting the boomer age, it becomes imperative to be more cautious of our lifestyle & overall well being. It is easy to fall into the trap of doing healthy things for our heart only when there is a national campaign to remind us or it’s part of our New Year resolution. Read More »
We all want to live a life that is free from heart disease and there are a lot of things that seniors can do each day to achieve that. The key is to make your heart a priority today so that you don’t have to worry about it tomorrow. Encourage the seniors that you are caring for to include these healthy habits into their day:
Get Moving– Seniors should try to get at least 20 minutes of exercise each day. If they have pain or limited mobility, walking or swimming are both great options. Regular exercise will make them feel better and has so many benefits for their health.
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Here is something to ponder as you spend your day with a poor diet, cigarettes and channel surfing.
Did you know that 6% of all deaths in Canada are due to strokeor that 50,000 Canadians die each year from strokes?
Someone has a stroke every 7 minutes…..those odds are frightening!
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