Heart Health

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Simple ways to improve heart health

We all know how important heart health is to healthy living. Your heart pumps oxygen-rich blood through out your whole body, so it?s best to keep it in tip-top shape. And while eating right and getting plenty of exercise are well-known ways of maintaining heart health, learn more easy and unexpected ideas for keeping your ticker working well below.

If you or someone you know is in need of special care, call Specialty Care Services today. Our experienced staff can offer the assistance needed to help you live well and thrive without leaving home

Eat and drink for heart health

Who says eating healthy has to be hard? Dark chocolate, nuts, spinach, and pumpkin seeds are delicious, magnesium-rich foods that help keep your arteries from hardening and can help protect you from stroke and coronary disease.? And to wash them down, reach for a cup of green tea. It?s believed to act as an anti-inflammatory for your blood vessels, as well as greatly reducing your risk of stroke.

And after a good heart-healthy snack, make sure to grab some dental floss and a toothbrush.? Keeping your gums healthy helps protect from plaque buildup in your arteries, which often leads to heart disease.

Relax and be happy

Enjoy yourself to help keep your heart healthy. Listening to 30 minutes of joyful music everyday can boost heart health by nearly 20 percent. Hearing your favorite tunes increases blood flow and can even be beneficial to patients who already have heart disease. Giving hugs is another feel-good way to stay healthy. Hugging lowers blood pressure and stress chemicals in the body that can lead to heart disease.

And lastly, always make time to meditate. Daily meditation can drastically reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, and death.

With these simple tips, you can help keep your heart healthy and strong. And for patients recovering from heart disease who need in-home care and rehabilitation services, call Specialty Care Services today.