Heart Disease Recovery and Prevention

If you or a loved one are recently recovering from a stroke or heart attack, you may need Home Care assistance until you are back on your feet again. There are so many chores that a caregiver can do to to lighten the load and to ensure a safe and speedy recovery. Having someone shop, run errands, prepare meals, do light housekeeping and laundry can allow for time for healing and recuperation.


Heart disease is the top killer of both women and men in the United States. The most common sign of a heart attack in both sexes is chest pain. Women often report additional symptoms such as shortness of breath and nausea. Here is the latest word from The American Heart Association on what to do to keep your heart in fighting form.

  • CHOLESTEROL Should be less than 200. One way to keep your number in check is fiber! Pick whole fruits over juice.

  • BLOOD PRESSURE Should be below 120/80. Reduce blood pressure by lowering your daily sodium intake.

  • SUGAR LEVEL Should be less than 100. Cut back on sweets and reduce alcohol intake.

  • SMOKING Don't start or quit! Go to www.heart.org for how-to help.

  • BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) Should be less than 25. Use this iPhone app. to calculate: BMI Calculator, FREE, APPS.USA.GOV

  • EXERCISE Pump it up! Get at least 2 1/2 hours a week of activity

  • HEALTHY DIET Eat at least one fruit or veggie at meals or with snacks and don't forget the whole grains.

Find out how Home Care can help you or a loved one on the road to recovery, call us today to discuss your specific needs,

770-442-8664, or visit us at: www.easylivingservices.com

Consult Atlanta's most trusted source for quality Home are assistance, Easy Living Services, Inc. We have supported families in their efforts to keep loved ones fulfilled at home since 1994!