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Senior Heart Health Quiz

By Marius Butas, 11:51 pm on

Many older adults become set in their ways later in life, even if they know that some of these habits could cause some serious heart problems down the road. There are 5 habits that adults should quit now if they want to increase longevity, prevent heart disease and improve their quality of life. If the idea of changing your diet or exercise program is too much to take on alone, a trained in-home caregiver in Mesa is available to help on an hourly or 24/7 basis.

Take our Heart Health Quiz to determine your potential risk of Heart Disease or illness.

1. Do you smoke?

  • Yes
  • No

2. Do you exercise less than 3 days a week?

  • Yes
  • No

3. Do you eat high-fat foods on a regular basis?

  • Yes
  • No

4. Do you consume alcohol in excess on a weekly basis?

  • Yes
  • No

5. Are you overweight? (Click here to find out)

  • Yes
  • No

If you answered “yes” to even one of these you are increasing your risk of heart disease, and with each additional bad habit, your likelihood of cardiac-related illness increases. However, the good news is that, according to the msn.com article entitled “Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later,” older adults still have time to change their ways.

The article reports that if you get rid of just 3 or 4 of the above listed behaviors, your risk of heart disease decreases to just 32%. And those who added 3 or 4 healthy habits reduced their risk to just 5%.

So where should you start? The senior health experts at Home Care Assistance of Mesa believe that it all starts with a healthy diet. That is why we make sure that all of our senior caregivers have a complete understanding of nutrition, healthy eating and meal preparation.

If you or an aging loved one needs help with grocery shopping and personalized meal preparation to ensure proper nutrition and optimum health, contact Mesa Home Care Assistance today at (480) 699-4899. We are happy to schedule a free in-home consultation to discuss our specific senior care plans and how one of our 24/7 or hourly caregiver in Mesa could help you get on a path to heart health.