Healthy Heart, Happy Heart

Believe it or not, your mood can affect your health.

Heart Health Myths

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans, yet there are still so many misconceptions about heart health. Knowing how to separate fact from fiction may just save your life.

Your Family History of Heart Disease and Stroke

Is heart disease hereditary? “Both the risk of heart disease and risk factors for heart disease are strongly linked to family history,” said William Kraus, M.D., a preventive cardiologist and research scientist at Duke University “If you have a stroke in your family, you are more likely to have one.”

The Greatest Generation of Love

“We were born in a time when if something was broken we would fix it, not throw it away.”

Discovering your Family’s Health History

Knowing the health history in your family tree provides a connection to your past, but is also key to reducing future health risks.

Heart Health Through the Years

In honor of Heart Health Month, Senior Helpers thought it would be fun to learn a little more about how heart health has changed throughout the years!

Winter Workouts for Everyone

Winter is here! But that doesn’t mean your fitness regimen needs to come to a halt if the weather turns ugly. Everyone has their own workout preferences, but you don’t need to fork over piles of cash to a gym or personal trainer to have fun and get in great shape.

Reflecting on Resolutions

January is quickly coming to an end, and unfortunately so have many of our New Year resolutions. Resolutions are great, but they are notoriously difficult to keep.

Breathing Exercises for Seniors

Did you know that how well you breathe can affect your strength, stamina, sleep, and even mood? According to the National Institutes of Health, controlled breathing can be beneficial for older adults. Just breathing in and out is something most of us do without thinking, so it can easily be taken for granted. But as people age, they are more likely to develop respiratory problems and experience difficulties.

Adding Veggies to Every Meal

As we age, we tend to develop more of a sweet tooth, which can turn us off from other important food groups such as vegetables. This could make it difficult to encourage your aging loved one to eat a healthy diet.

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