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Heart Disease Tips

Whether you or a loved one has been diagnosed with heart disease or suffered a heart attack, there are steps you can take at home to improve wellbeing for the individual's home care in Alexandria and Fairfax County. With approval from a health care provider, a change in one’s physical activity routine can provide many health care benefits; with the advice of a nutritional expert, dietary changes can lead to weight loss and impact cholesterol levels; managing stress by making time for simple pleasures can have a positive effect. 

4 Tips for Living with Heart Disease

1. Modify diet.
Experts recommend that people with heart disease limit saturated fats and salt while increasing high fiber foods such as vegetables and fruits.


2. Maintain a healthy weight.
Obesity increases the risk for heart disease. Eat a healthy diet and establish an exercise routine whether it is assisted or independent.


3. Chill Out.
Deep breathing, yoga, and meditation are just a few of the ways to reduce stress and control blood pressure.


4. Stop smoking.

“Smokers have a higher risk of developing many chronic disorders, including atherosclerosis — the buildup of fatty substances in the arteries — which can lead to coronary heart disease and stroke,” states the American Heart Association