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Heart-Healthy Tips for Seniors

heart-healthy-tips-for-seniorsDid you know that heart disease kills more people in America than all the forms of cancer combined? This means that heart disease should not be taken lightly.

Seniors are more likely to acquire heart disease, have a stroke, or suffer from a heart attack than younger adults. As one of the leading providers of assisted living in Dracut, Massachusetts, we want to help raise awareness about heart disease. So, here are some tips to keep your senior’s heart healthy:

  • Eat a heart-healthy diet.
    Seniors should avoid foods high in calories, fat dairy, or meat and limit added sugars, trans fats, saturated fats, and alcoholic beverages. Eat more fruits, vegetables, nuts, and foods high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Lastly, do not skip breakfast.
  • Stay physically active.
    You are more likely to develop heart disease if you have a lot of body fat. Regular exercise helps you lose that excess fat, improves your metabolism, and keeps you at a healthy weight. Consult your doctor for exercise routines that are safe for you.
  • Improve lifestyle habits.
    Stress may trigger a heart attack. It can also increase your risk of high blood pressure and other factors that lead to heart disease. So, try to avoid unnecessary stress. You should also get plenty of quality sleep for your overall health and wellbeing.

Giving Tree Senior Living is one of the premier senior living residences in Massachusetts. We will make sure that each senior in our community is provided with top-quality customized care.

For your assisted living and dementia care needs, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We will make sure you are comfortable and safe with us.

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