By now you are probably well aware that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. And while that statistic is startling, it’s becoming more and more understood that there are changes you can make right this minute to reduce your risk of heart disease and avoid becoming a statistic.
February is dedicated to raising awareness for heart disease and to help you make healthy changes that keep your heart strong as you age. Use our tips below for adjusting your daily routine in a way that will make a positive impact on your heart.
Getting an annual check-up is one of the best ways to monitor your heart and keep a close eye on any changes in your health. But in between appointments, there are other changes you can make to positively impact your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
As always, you should work alongside your doctor to come up with a health plan that is unique to your needs. By taking small steps to improve your health, over time it will make a big impact on your heart. Stay positive and know that every little step counts.
One of the many benefits of St. Joseph of the Pines is that residents have the independence and freedom to pursue a healthier lifestyle. With exercise programs, nutritious meals and a variety of events, seniors can stay active while reducing the stress associated with daily living. Learn more about how we can help to support your health goals. Schedule a tour of one of our North Carolina campuses. Contact us today.