Today is Valentine’s Day, and Right at Home, Australia's premium homecare provider, would like to send our love and warmest, wishes for all our carers, their clients and communities.
February is, suitably, Heart Research Month (Red Feb) and a time for the health care industry to raise awareness on the importance of life-saving heart research including preventing, diagnosing and treating heart disease. Keeping your heart healthy is vitally important.
Here are some helpful and simple ways to improve your heart health now and into the future.
Laugh out loud
Laugh out loud in your daily life. Whether you like watching funny movies or cracking jokes with your friends, laughter may be good for your heart. Research suggests laughing can lower stress hormones, decrease inflammation in your arteries, and raise your levels of high-density lipoprotein (HLD), also known as “good cholesterol”.
Reduce your salt intake
Salt is one of the leading contributors to heart disease. In particular, processed and fast food contain high levels of salt so think about preparing your own meal if you can, and consider a salt substitute if you have high blood pressure.
Including more nuts in your diet can help lower your risk of cardiovascular disease. Keep the portions small as they can be high in calories.
Give up Smoking
This will be the biggest thing you can do to protect your heart health and your general wellbeing.
A diet rich in in omega-3 fatty acids can help keep heart disease at bay.
For advice on keeping your heart healthy, visit the Heart Foundation website or talk to your doctor about any questions or concerns.
*not advised if allergic to nuts and fish
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Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, and assistance to seniors (elderly and aged care), and any adult who needs our care at home including adults living with a disability who want to continue to live independently or age in their home. Right at Home is your local expert for issues related to caring for your loved ones and is dedicated to keeping you informed about home care. With no admin or subscription fees Right at Home allows you to get more care from your package or budget.
Right at Home is a 'My Aged Care' government approved, home care provider for levels 1 – 4 and offers flexible in-home care services such as nursing care, after hospital care, post-operative care, respite care, dementia and Alzheimer's care. Right at Home also offers assistance with daily living and personal care such as grooming, hygiene, transport, shopping, meal prep, domestic services and social support, so your loved one can enjoy a more independent, vibrant life. Our nurses and caregivers are screened, highly trained, and insured prior to entering your home so you can trust us with the caregiving while you focus on your loved one.
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