By Clare Wentz There’s no better time to be health conscious than when you’re a senior. It’s the time in your life when health matters the most and, if you’re retired, when you have more free time to devote to your health. Over the years, you may have let your health become less of a priority as you directed your attention to other obligations, but … Continue reading Putting “Heart” Back Into Healthy Living in Your Golden Years
According to the new guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association about what defines a normal blood pressure, about half of all adults in the US have high blood pressure! Knowing your blood pressure is an important part of controlling your risk of heart disease. If it’s normal, great! If not, knowing and treating it could reduce your risk of having … Continue reading How does your blood pressure measure up?
When it comes to heart health, things can get complicated. There are many more risk factors for heart disease than people may initially be aware of, but that doesn’t mean they don’t matter. More importantly, we don’t have control over all of our risk factors. The ones that we can change are called modifiable risk factors, such as blood pressure and diet. The ones we … Continue reading 5 Numbers to Keep Your Heart Healthy