Welcome back to our blog page for our Rocky River senior care facility: Rockport Senior Living! Whether you live in Cleveland or right outside of it, your aging parent or elderly loved one will find their home in our community. We pride ourselves on offering state-of-the-art independent living apartments, assisted living services, memory care, elder daycare options, and respite care! No matter what stage of care needs your elderly loved one is at, you can trust that Rockport Senior Living is the answer. Trust us with the care of your aging parent. Would you like to tour our Rocky River elderly care facility? Contact us today!

In previous blog posts, we’ve discussed the importance of keeping your brain healthy and we’ve talked about some valuable ways to do that. It can be a tough pill for some of us to swallow, but in many cases, the choices that we make on a regular basis can affect our brains’ function, durability, and longevity. Though brain health is important, it’s not the only organ that we need to be taking care of.

The heart is such a vital muscle and the moment its integrity is compromised or it starts to fail in some way, our bodies will react. Just like with the brain, there are so many smart ways that we can go about keeping our hearts healthier as we age. In this two-part blog series, we’re going to look at valuable heart health, why it’s important, and the best ways to keep our tickers going strong.

The Value of Heart Health

When it comes to our hearts, there’s really no wiggle room. When there’s a problem or even the potential for a problem, our healthcare providers take things extremely seriously — and we should too! The heart is a muscle consisting of four chambers and it pumps blood to and from the lungs and to other parts of the body. The heart is responsible for pumping oxygenated blood all over the body but without the proper respect for it and for all the hats that it wears, we could do irreparable damage to this MVP among our organs.

According to the heart foundation, heart disease is the number-one killer of Americans and each year, it claims more lives than every form of cancer combined. Heart disease, including all forms of strokes and cardiovascular diseases, kills hundreds of thousands of people every year. With so many deaths annually, it’s important to note the most common reasons our hearts give out on us.

Bad Heart Habits

When it comes to the health of our hearts, some habits are better than others. According to Harvard Medical School, there are five habits that can be extremely destructive to the heart. These negative attributes are as follows:

  • Smoking
  • Being Inactive
  • Being Overweight
  • Eating Poorly
  • Drinking Too Much

If any of these things apply to you, you could be doing your heart a huge disservice, but it’s never too late to make valuable changes to your health! Join us next time for some awesome ways to improve the overall health of your heart and start thinking about the future of this organ as you age. Stick around for part two of our blog series.

In the meantime, check out our elder care services and reach out to us if you’d like to learn more about assisted living, independent living, memory care, respite care, or elder daycare in Rocky River! Rockport Senior Living is here to make your life easier, your elderly loved one’s existence better, and your family’s quality of life the best it’s ever been. Contact us today to schedule a tour!