Senior heart health is hugely important. It’s your heart that will help carry you through the golden years, right? If you have taken good care of your heart when you were younger, your heart is probably in good shape now. However, even if you were a little careless about your heart health in your youth, you certainly can, and should, start now. It’s never too late to start.

If you have heart-healthy habits, you will improve the quality of your life and live longer. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Most of these deaths are seniors over the age of 65. This may sound alarming; however, heart disease can mostly be prevented. Despite your years, you can get started in making this muscle a strong one! Here are some tips to help you get started.

Exercise Every Single Day

senior heart healthRegular exercise helps you to stay active, keeps you physically fit and makes your heart stronger. It is recommended that you exercise 30 minutes every day.

You don’t need to sign up for a gym membership as there are plenty of heart-healthy exercises you can do either in the comfort of your own home, or in your street. Taking a simple walk is one of the best exercises you can do for your heart health. Here are the benefits of taking a walk.

” Reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke
” Increases cardiovascular and pulmonary fitness
” Improves other medical conditions that might lead to a heart attack, such as hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, and diabetes.

You can also start a ‘physical activity hobby’ such as dancing. If you are having fun, you are also reducing your stress levels. Doing so will also help lower your resting heart rate and blood pressure levels.

GET OUT AND PLAY WITH YOUR GRANDKIDS! This is one of the most important reasons to get hearth healthy. And having fun with them can be a great form of exercise. Me and mine love Nerf Wars.

Having fun with grandkids is a great way to improve senior heart health! Click To Tweet

Eat a Heart-Healthy Diet

senior heart healthYour diet has a direct impact on your heart health. Eating the right foods can help prevent heart attack and other heart diseases.

Omega-3 fatty acids are excellent for heart health. They help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Omega 3-rich foods include fatty fish such as salmon and sardines. You can also get omega 3 from chia seeds, and some nuts, such as walnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, and hazelnuts.


You may have experienced feelings of depression, loneliness, stress, anxiety or hopelessness which are all risk factors for coronary heart disease and stroke. Therefore, it’s important to socialize and connect with people. You can socialize by joining community groups or charities, or simply spend more time with friends and family. Just don’t become isolated. Social connections alleviate negative feelings and reduce the risk of heart disease and hypertension. A happy you makes a healthy heart.

All the best,

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