(PRWEB) August 20, 2013
Heart disease remains one of the most common serious health conditions in the United States, with as many as one in four deaths attributed to it. However, health professionals with 1-800-HomeCare say there are ways to reduce the risk of heart disease.
“Heart attacks seem to come out of nowhere, but they don't really,” said John Borley a spokesperson for the website, which is a free in-home care resource. “There are relatively simple steps anyone can take to avoid heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.”
1-800-HomeCare offers tip to help decrease risk:
- Heart disease is not limited to older adults. It is the leading cause of death in the United States and can develop early in life. The earlier you start healthy habits to prevent heart disease, the more effective they will be.
- Even if heart disease runs in your family, there are still steps you can take to minimize the risk of developing it or how serious it may be. Conversely, individuals with no family history of heart disease can still develop it through unhealthy habits.
- High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease, leading to narrowed arteries and greater chance of heart attack and stroke. Reduce your bad cholesterol by eating foods rich in “good” cholesterol, including lots of vegetables, fiber, fruits, nuts, and fatty fish or olive oil in moderation.
- Exercise helps prevent heart disease. Regular, moderate or gentle exercise is a good way to stay in shape physically and also to keep your heart strong.
- Smoking is one of the leading risk factors for heart disease. Quitting smoking is often the single biggest step you can take to protect your heart.
- It's never too late to start a heart healthy lifestyle.
Borley said that in-home care professionals can help with heart care.
1-800-HomeCare is a free home care resource. Created by home care professionals for home care professionals, 1-800-HomeCare offers up-to-date information to help patients find appropriate in-home care and to provide advice, support and assistance to home care providers. They can be contacted at:
49 Marble Avenue
Pleasantville, NY 10570