Heart disease can become a major health threat as you age. Although the risks for heart disease are increased in seniors, there are many preventative measures that can be taken to lower these risks.
In addition to knowing the symptoms, such as irregular heartbeat and unusual pain in the back and shoulders, Everyday Health lists seven steps to heart disease prevention, including:
- Getting enough exercise
- Watching your blood pressure and cholesterol
- Reducing alcohol intake
- Watching your weight
Maintaining a healthy heart as you age does require work, and may even call for changing daily habits. However, making efforts towards living a healthy lifestyle will lower the risks for heart disease, and any other health risks that come with age.