SILVERcare is a locally owned, licensed home care agency, providing quality home care in Kinston, NC. We were established in 1993 in Greenville, North Carolina. We provide in-home assistance and personal care services to the elderly, disabled and injured. We like to think of ourselves as mature America’s best friend.

As we age, keeping your heart healthy becomes increasingly important, since people over the age of 65 are at an increased risk of heart-related health issues such as heart attacks and strokes. Your heart is one of the hardest working and most essential organs you’ve got. So, it’s necessary to take steps to ensure it stays in tip-top shape. 

According to the National Institute on Aging, one of the most common changes that takes place in your heart as you age arteriosclerosis, or the hardening of the large arteries. One of the key risk factors of arteriosclerosis is high blood pressure, which is why it is essential to regularly check your blood pressure. Exercise, a heart healthy diet, and medication can all work to keep your blood pressure at a healthy level.

Making healthy lifestyle decisions can help decrease your risk of heart disease. Regular and moderate exercise combined with a heart healthy diet can keep your heart going strong. It’s also important to monitor your diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol.  In addition, if you smoke, it’s important to quit today, because smoking dramatically increases your risk of heart disease.

At SILVERcare, we care about helping you stay healthy and active, and maintaining a healthy heart is a great start!

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