February Being Heart Month
Toronto, Canada (PRWEB), February 27, 2015 - Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region (HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is responding to February being dedicated to the global awareness of heart health.
"Despite most of the causes being preventable, cardiovascular disease is still the number one cause of death globally. It's amazing how many people continue to suffer every year with some form of cardiovascular disease," says Lester Fix, vice president of Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region. "And because most of the causes are preventable, one can look at this two ways: it can be encouraging knowing that we have a chance to drastically reduce the numbers if we further educate the global population on the steps they can take, or it can be discouraging knowing that so many people are dying when they could already be doing things to prevent these risks."Fix explains that smoking, poor diet, physical inactivity, and obesity are leading causes of heart disease. In fact, just being physically inactive increases the chances of heart disease by 50%. High blood pressure and diabetes are also big risk factors, making regular checkups and 30 minutes of physical activity each day essential.
"We at Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region are doing our part to promote cardiac senior homecare by encouraging the seniors we work with to eat a healthy diet and live a healthier lifestyle, including daily physical activity," Fix concludes. "The goal is to give the seniors in our care the best resources for them to understand themselves and what is best for their heart."