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American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month and do not forget to wear red on the first Friday of the month to represent American Heart Month. Did you know, according to the US department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from 1960-2006 the percentage of obese adults ages 20 years and older more than doubled increasing from 13 to 35%!! This is an example of why heart disease is becoming such a grave concern in the United States. We encourage our residents and families to ensure you consistently remain hydrated throughout the day. Adequate hydration with H20, allows the body to function normally. A heart healthy diet with low saturated fats is essential to eating healthy. We would like to remind our families to not overindulge in fast food, high fat snacks, and other quick snacks that have high saturated fat content. In addition, to eating healthy, exercise seems to have less time on our schedules. It is vital that at minimum one hour of exercise at minimum three days per week to ensure he muscle we call the heart is working harder than the usual everyday pulse. “If you don’t use it, you lose it!” We value every loved one and resident within our facility and hope you have a lovely February. Please keep this in mind and it may have you feeling better!

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