Each February, we celebrate American Heart Month. Why is this important? According to the CDC, Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death. Most middle-aged and young adults have one or more risk factors for heart disease, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or being a smoker or overweight. Having multiple risk factors increases your risk for heart disease. One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease and approximately 655,000 Americans die from heart disease each year—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Understanding your heart, how it functions and the best ways to keep it healthy will help you Live Happy, longer.
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) includes a number of conditions and diseases such as: angina, arrhythmia, congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, heart attack, and heart failure, just to name a few. You can help avoid these conditions by taking a few simple steps:
- Keep a healthy weight
- Have balanced meals
- Stop smoking
- Watch your cholesterol
- Avoid things that elevate your blood pressure
- Reduce your alcohol consumption
- Get a restful night sleep
- Keep moving
- Practice good dental hygiene
- Connect with others
They say, people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer. Feeling connected with others and having positive, close relationships benefit our overall health, including our reducing your blood pressure. Having people in our lives who motivate and care for us helps elevate feelings of companionship.
Make Spring Hills Part of Your Strong Support System!
At Spring Hills, our multidisciplinary care teams provide proactive clinical care, population health management and personalized support at every stage of your healthcare journey at home or in a community. We are here to make every critical transition safe and seamless, to clear your path to happiness and peace of mind. This is healthcare designed to support your health and wellbeing. This is the Spring Hills continuum of care.
Cardiovascular health, in particular, at every age is critical to living a full and happy life. We recognize this here at Spring Hills, and we make sure that our residents and patients have every opportunity to optimize their heart health with innovative, enjoyable, accessible activities across our continuum, especially through our Cardiac Program that provides end-to-end cardiac care to ensure an individual’s seamless and safe transition from hospital to home.
Alexander Markowits, Founder and President/CEO of Spring Hills, adds, “Our priority is always the optimal health of our residents. By providing these innovative heart health programs, activities, encouraging participation, and celebrating success, we enable our residents to live to their fullest potential.”
Spring Hills promotes cardiovascular health for all residents through a comprehensive program of physical activity, nutrition, and mindfulness. Our programs are the result of data-driven research and thoughtful analysis applied to the compassionate care that ensures we can all Live Happy.