Posted on Feb 08, 2013
Caregivers at Risk for Heart Disease and the Benefits of Professional In Home Care
Caregivers at Risk for Heart Disease and the Benefits of Professional in Home Care by Senior Helpers of Chattanooga. Call 423-710-1500 today! Senior Helpers of Chattanooga proudly serves all areas of Chattanooga, Cleveland, Signal Mountain, Hixson, Red Bank, and Ooltewah, Tennessee.
Caring for a loved one is not an easy task. As a caregiver, you are not only responsible for your own well-being, but for the well-being of your loved ones. This huge responsibility easily leads to a stressful life, making caregivers more at risk for heart disease. But, don’t worry or stress. Heart disease is preventable. Altering your lifestyle and diet can greatly reduce the risk of heart disease. We’ve come up with a few tips that can make all the difference in your life, and the lives of those you care for! Senior Helpers of Chattanooga also provides respite care for your area when times call for a much needed break. There are many benefits of professional in home care and one is having time to recharge without feeling guilty because the high level of care provided for a love one is top notch and allows your loved one to remain in the comforts and familiarity of their own home. Besides giving yourself a break when you need it, here are more tips for reducing the risk for heart disease.
Know the risks. Knowing and understanding the risks of heart disease is the first step towards a healthy heart. Whenever possible, try to get in at least thirty minutes of exercise each day. When you combine daily exercise with other lifestyle measures, the payoff is much greater. Remember that activities such as housekeeping, gardening, or taking the stairs whenever possible will count toward your daily workout total. You don’t have to exercise strenuously to achieve benefits and reduce your risk of heart disease.
Change it up. Once you know the risks, it’s important to change your life to help your heart. Change isn’t easy, but sometimes it is necessary. Work a little breathing exercise into your daily routine, snack on an apple instead of chips. Small changes can do big things.
Keep a keen eye. It is easy to lose track of time and let your old habits slip in. Make a mental note to watch yourself throughout the day to make sure you keep on track. Improving your lifestyle can also rub off on your clients and loved ones.
Let loose! Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle may not be the most exciting thing in the world, so make sure you include some fun activities in your life. Are a sports fan? Head to the park and play catch. Love flowers? Take some time out of your busy schedule to plant a few seeds. Mixing healthy activities with your interests is a great way to have some fun while maintaining a healthy heart.
If you are a primary family caregiver needing some assistance, you can count on professional in home care from Senior Helpers of Chattanooga to give you the time you need to recharge. If you are a professional caregiver, it is important to take the proper precautions to reduce your risk of heart disease. As a caregiver it is not surprising that you may put your own needs last. It is important to remember in order to provide a high level of care; you need to be on top of your game. You need to be healthy and recharged. Take care of yourself and you can properly care for loved ones and your clients.
Senior Helpers of Chattanooga, 423-710-1500, provides respite care, dementia and Alzheimer’s care, companionship, veterans care, and a wide range of professional in home care to all areas of Chattanooga, Cleveland, Signal Mountain, Hixson, Red Bank, and Ooltewah, Tennessee.