Living a healthy lifestyle is something everyone aims to do, so the team at Home Instead Senior Care Telford, Newport and Bridgnorth have decided to share some tips on maintaining a healthy heart.
As we get older, the risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases increases, so making smart choices when it comes to your health and well-being is essential.
A healthy lifestyle and healthy eating is vital in maintaining good health because when we get older, our digestions becomes less efficient, so by eating the right types of food will help combat this. Eating food high in fibre can lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes and improve your overall health. Also making sure you have a well-balanced diet and not skipping meals, will all contribute to the health of your heart. The ability to exercise also declines over the years as your maximum heart rate declines, which means your body cant pump as much oxygen and blood to your muscles which results in the length of a workout and the level of the intensity of a workout being reduced. By exercising twice a week you will help maintain your muscular strength, a healthy weight and most importantly a healthy heart. A lack of sleep can also have an effect on your heart. Research has shown that less than 5 hours per night can increase the risk of coronary heart disease, and we all should ideally be having around 7-8 hours per night. Additionally emotional stress has a negative effect on your heart as stress causes it to beat faster, your blood pressure rises and a stress hormone is released, which all affects your heart. Even though it is nearly impossible to avoid all sources of stress, learning to manage it will help minimise your levels and take some pressure off your heart.
By taking care of yourself, you will be able to live a long healthy life! For More information please visit the Home Instead Senior Care Website.