Feb 6, 2021 by Danielle Andersen
The month of February is all about the heart. Of course, there’s Valentine’s Day that you can celebrate with all your loved ones. But, did you know February is also American Heart Month? This is the perfect time to educate yourself about the heart, spread awareness and take action to improve your own heart health.
As you age, your heart health becomes more important than ever. People aged 65 and older are more likely to suffer from heart attacks, strokes, heart failure and heart disease due to the weakening of the heart muscle and blood vessels. However, you can minimize your risk of experiencing these conditions by keeping your heart healthy.
Your heart works day in and day out, pumping blood throughout your body without you even thinking about it. The right side of your heart pumps blood to your lungs to pick up oxygen and the left side receives blood rich with oxygen from the lungs. Keeping both sides of your heart functioning as they should keeps you healthy and strong. So, what can you do to promote a healthy heart? Incorporate these five habits into your everyday routine:
Knute Nelson strives to offer residents ample opportunities to keep themselves healthy. Our Wellness Center includes classes for all fitness levels, personal trainers, a cardiovascular strength room and more to help you stay fit and active. You can also access our fitness classes virtually through our Wellness On-Demand option, to help you stay active from the comfort of your own home.
Contact us today to learn more about our wellness programming designed with resident and patient heart health in mind!