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Heart Month

It is heart month, which is annually celebrated by the American Heart Association. A healthy heart relies on many factors, but diet and exercise play a vital role. These are two heart health things that you have control over, unlike genetics! The American Heart Association is calling it, “Healthy For Good: a revolutionary movement to inspire you to create a lasting change in your life one small step at a time. The approach is simple: eat smart, add color, move more, be well.”

Add color to your diet. Eat the colors of the rainbow in a salad, or on your dinner plate. Buying produce and fruit in bulk and freezing it can help you save money. Take time in the summer to pick blueberries, strawberries, and freeze them for smoothies all year round. Eating with the seasons is helpful when eating on a budget, as what is in season in your area will be much cheaper than imported goods. Read your labels for added sugar and salt, avoid purchasing these items and go for fresh fruits and vegetables. Your heart will be happy to cut out added sugar, especially the evil high fructose corn syrup!

Move more. The American Heart Association says to move at least 150 minutes a week. Warming up before exercise is vital in preventing injury. Get the right equipment too! Many people aren’t fond of the gym, so bring it to you. Purchase a couple weights, proper attire, and a yoga mat. Do what works for you. I find that if I write it on my schedule, I make the time for it and I don’t come up with excuses. Even if I don’t do tough cardio, I make the time to stretch. Our bodies feel so great after we take good care of it. Not only that, a healthy and happy heart after mediation or just sitting in silence goes a long way!

Learn more about how to live a healthier life from providers of the best home health care Albany and the surrounding area has to offer.

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Eugene, Or Client
The people I've worked with have been so straightforward and honest. They really care about how it's going. The caregiver is very understanding, knowledgeable. He can see ahead and makes some suggestions. I can leave if I need without the least bit of worry. He is really proactive, I know he cares and trust him impeccably.

Pamela V. April 9, 2020

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I like how nice the caregivers are. The office staff is prompt on getting somebody out here when it is needed and the caregivers make me feel better than what I am. They are willing to do anything I ask of them.

Barbara W. February 2, 2020

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Candice S. April 1, 2020

Salem, Or Client
They are very helpful and on time with things. They do what they say they are going to do. They will talk to me and help me when needed. I don't have to wait forever to pick up my calls and they are quick to get back to me. It has been positive.

Sharon R. April 01, 2020

Salem, Or Client
The caregivers will do anything that we ask of them. They have been very convenient. and are able to be here and do things for us that we cannot do.

O.H. February 14, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
The caregiver they sent me is awesome. People in the office staff are friendly and they know what they are talking about. The case manager, is a wonderful person and she knows her job. If I need something, all I have to do is call them.

Mary B. April 01, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
It has taken a great load off of our shoulders, especially mine. It has helped my health as well and gives my husband some social time. They are really good at scheduling around our schedule and are matched very well to his needs. We always recommend them to others who need care.

Denise B. March 02, 2020

Salem, Or Client
My caregiver is wonderful. I wish I could have more time. They do so much for me that I can't do for myself. They spend a few minutes to talk with me and be social. They are very open, caring, patient, outgoing, understanding, and kind people. If I need help with anything they will always help me. They are so helpful. I don't know what I'd do without their services.

Gail P. February 13, 2020

Florence Or,
The office staff found the right person for us. They check in regularly. What we need is someone who could do the cleaning and we have that. I like the fact that they have provided the kind of assistance that we needed. The caregiver we have is excellent.

Barbara N. February 12, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
They are courteous, respectful, and serve good food, and do everything we ask. They did all of their duties and everything was done in a timely manner. They were very helpful.
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