Healthy, Happy Hearts for Seniors at Starling at San Jose
Heart health is a top priority at Starling at San Jose. We go the distance to make sure our residents stay happy and healthy with access to 24-7 licensed nurses, professionally trained caregivers, on-site therapy, a packed calendar of activities, and healthy, delicious meals to help keep them physically and mentally well.
Heart disease affects 37 percent of men and 26 percent of women 65 or older, according to the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. The risk of heart disease increases with age, so it’s important to take an active role in the health of your heart throughout your entire life. Fortunately, there are many ways to increase your cardiovascular health with a few easy-to-follow lifestyle habits (especially for our residents).
Monitor blood pressure and cholesterol levels and have regular check-ups with your physician.
Exercise. Just 30 minutes of activity per day, like an afternoon walk or playing with the grandkids, can make your heart happy. Find simple ways to get your body moving (and your heart pumping) that you enjoy and can stick to. Starling at San Jose features a fitness room with equipment and regularly scheduled healthcare programming, so it’s easy to get active!
Eat a heart-healthy diet. Colorful meals (packed with fresh fruits and vegetables) are an easy way to enjoy a better diet. It’s also important to limit saturated fats, salt, and foods containing cholesterol, like fatty meats. Our on-site Gourmet Chef meticulously prepares creative, delicious, and healthy meals for our residents to enjoy.
In addition to adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle, it’s important to be aware of and involved in your health.
Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for symptoms of heart disease go unnoticed until a heart attack occurs, so pay attention to your body! Warning signs of heart disease that should NOT be ignored include:
- Feeling faint
- Weakness or lightheadedness
- Trouble breathing
- Feeling nauseous or vomiting
- Chest pain
- Feeling very full
- Shoulder, back, or neck pain
- Irregular heartbeat
It’s very important to consult with your doctor if you recognize any of the above symptoms.
Starling at San Jose offers a plethora of holistic health and wellness opportunities for residents to participate in, making it easy to stay active, eat well, and get heart healthy!
Starling at San Jose encourages residents to live well in an unparalleled environment with resort-style amenities, superior services, and comfortable residences that feel like home. If you would like to learn more about the personalized lifestyles and dynamic experiences offered at the new Starling at San Jose, please give us a call at 904.510.5482.