Heart Health Awareness Month is here, and during these weeks a sharper focus is placed on what it means to be and to stay heart healthy. The powerhouse at the center of the circulatory system, the heart is vital for pumping blood through the body. As such, the state of its health plays a major role in the body’s everyday functioning. From a peaceful night’s rest to getting out of bed in the morning to settling back in in the evening and everything in between, this essential organ holds the key when it comes to sustaining and living life. This month in particular, healthcare professionals, schools, families and communities try to raise awareness for heart-related issues while promoting heart-healthy lifestyle choices.
Here at Aqua Home Care, we would like to take some time to join in spreading heart-health awareness and encourage mindfulness in making heart-healthy decisions. There is no overstating the importance of maintaining one’s health and the affect that it has on everyday life. Preventing heart conditions and maintaining your heart health requires daily choices that serve to boost your well-being. Practices can include:
- Daily exercise
- Taking medication as directed by your doctor
- Monitoring cholesterol
- Keeping regular doctor appointments
- Getting enough sleep each night
- Monitoring blood pressure
- Reducing stress
- Quitting smoking
- Avoiding packaged/processed foods, energy drinks and fast food
Implementing practices each day that promote the wellness of your heart can lead to better overall health and increased quality of life. Working every second to keep blood flow moving and to carry oxygen to each cell, the heart is a vital organ and plays a vital role. Making healthy choices and seeking medical advice can give your heart the advantage. For those in need of daily living assistance, we at Aqua Home Care are here to help. Along with meeting personal care needs, caregivers from our registry help their clients with healthy living routines. Get a head start on the health of your heart with mindful practices and, should the need for care at home arise, a helping hand from our Aqua Home Care team.