If you or an older adult you love have been diagnosed with hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, you probably know how serious it can be. High blood pressure is linked to heart disease, stroke, and even some types of vision problems.
At Sunrise Senior Living communities, nutrition is an essential part of our commitment to helping older adults live their best life. Partnerships like the one we have with the USDA’s MyPlate program allow us to stay on top of the latest research on senior nutrition and share what we learn with the residents of our communities.
At Sunrise, we are proud to support the American Heart Association and its efforts to share critical information on how seniors can maintain heart health. Click here to access valuable resources, including:
Everyone's been told time and again the importance of eating well. For seniors, this is especially true. As adults age, they become prone to an increasing number of chronic health problems, not to mention the physical and cognitive aspects of the natural aging process. Both of these factors can, in many cases, be kept at bay with a healthy lifestyle, of which a well-rounded diet is an essential part.
Every February, people across the country, both old and young, place a special emphasis on hearts. But this month, you should be paying attention to more than those pink, red and made of candy. In addition to the month of love, it's also American Heart Month.
Adults living in senior care communities recognize the importance of heart health, but government officials have asked all Americans to place a special emphasis on cardiovascular health this February. During American Heart Month, it's important to take special care of your cardiovascular health by recognizing the risks and making active lifestyle changes to prevent heart disease in the future.
Looking after your heart is one of the most important things you can do, for both longevity and quality of life. But don't let the importance of cardiac care intimidate you - it can be as easy as making a few simple changes to your diet. Below are some foods that you can fit comfortably into any senior living lifestyle to help easily (and deliciously) stave off heart disease.