One of the simplest and most beneficial forms of maintaining your heart health is walking. If you are living independently, walking around your neighborhood can be a great way to get fresh air. On the other side of that coin, if you live in senior living, whether it be assisted living or memory care, you should be able to walk around the building safely and securely. According to ShareCare, “Walking is an excellent aerobic activity that temporarily increases heart rate and blood pressure, leading to greater efficiency of the heart.” Make sure that your memory care facility has safety precautions in place to encourage walking around without putting yourself at risk.
Following a Healthy Diet
Your diet is one of the most important factors in how healthy your heart will be, especially once you get older. A diet rich in green vegetables, salmon, and even some of life’s delicacies such as red wine and chocolate is a good mixture for a healthy heart. If you are currently unable to cook for yourself, most senior living communities will offer health conscious options to ensure that your heart remains healthy. To learn more about our Signature Dining program, click here.