February is National Heart Month, and during these next few weeks communities and organizations shine a bright light on what it means to be and to stay heart healthy. According to the World Health Organization, more than 17 million people lose their lives to cardiovascular disease each year. With awareness, education and resources, the goal is to decrease cardiovascular issues. The heart is the powerhouse at the center of the circulatory system, and it is vital for pumping blood throughout the body. Its no wonder that heart health plays a major role in the body’s everyday functioning. From completing daily tasks to nightly routines, this essential organ holds the key when it comes to sustaining and living life. This month in particular, we aim to raise awareness for heart-related concerns while promoting heart-healthy lifestyle choices.
Our Aqua Home Care team 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 wellbeing. Practices include:
- Routine 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
Putting heart healthy practices into play each day promotes the wellness of your heart and 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 assistance with activities of daily living, we at Aqua Home Care are here to help. Along with meeting personal care needs, providers 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.