With growing age, we tend to get weary of doing small things. Riding stairs or performing even little bit of exercise can prove to be tiresome for the elderly people. All these can be a clear indication of falling heart and also negligence of elderly care.
Here OSAN Ability Assist shares some proven tips that will keep your heart in good shape as well as enhancing your general well-being.
- Nutrition: Good nutrition not only strengthen your heart, but also keeps muscles, bones, organs, and other body parts strong for the long haul. Eating vitamin-rich food boosts immunity and fights illness. A proper diet can reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes.
- Memory: Key nutrients are essential for the brain as well. Aged people who eat a selection of fruit, leafy veggies, and fish and nuts can improve their memory & focus and decrease their risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Feel Better: Wholesome meals give you more energy and help you look better, resulting in a boost to your mood and self-esteem. It’s all connected – when your body feels good, you feel happier inside and out.
You can feel better now and stay healthy for the future by choosing wholesome, nutritious foods. A balanced diet and physical activity contribute to a higher quality of life and enhanced independence as you age.
Foods That A Healthy Heart Needs:
- Fruit – Focus on whole fruits rather than juices for more fibre and vitamins and aim for at least 2-3 servings each day. Break the apple and banana rut and go for berries or melons.
- Vegetables – Choose rich, dark, leafy greens (such as kale, spinach and broccoli), as well as orange and yellow vegetables (such as carrots, squash and yams). Try for 2-3 cups of veggies every day. Please note, leafy green vegetables may be contraindicated if you are on blood thinning drugs.
- Calcium – Maintaining bone health as you age depends on adequate calcium intake to prevent osteoporosis and bone fractures. You need 1,200mg of calcium a day through servings of milk, yoghurt or cheese.
- Grains – Choose whole grains over processed white flour for more nutrients and more fibre. If you’re not sure, look for pasta, breads and cereals that list “whole” in the ingredient list.
- Protein – Include more fish, beans, peas, eggs, nuts, seeds, milk and cheese in your diet.
Count on these and do a periodical health check-up. It will definitely make you live more livelier than ever before.
Regards: OSAN Ability Assist