February is not just known as the month of hearts because of Valentine’s Day. February is also Heart Health Awareness Month, an important reminder not to take our hardest-working organ that is constantly pumping blood and life into our bodies for granted.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death globally, taking about 17.9 million lives each year. Furthermore, it is also the leading cause of death in the United States, with about 659,000 people dying from heart disease each year and accounting for 1 in every 4 deaths. This means that in the United States, one person dies every 36 seconds from cardiovascular disease, and someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds. With statistics so alarming, it's no surprise that we have a whole month dedicated solely to heart health awareness.
No matter what the status of your heart health is, it is essential that everyone knows how to properly take care of their hearts in order to live a long and healthy life. Whether that means volunteering for heart health awareness events, scheduling a heart appointment for yourself or a loved one, giving to the American Heart Association, getting your blood pressure measured, or sharing information on heart and stroke awareness, you can help contribute to the cause and save lives in the process.
Stop Straining Your Heart with a Stairlift for Seniors
If you have already suffered a heart attack and are in the process of recovering, the last thing you want to do is put additional stress on your heart that could provoke another one. Yet, about one in five people who have had a heart attack will be readmitted to the hospital for a second one within five years, according to the American Heart Association.
Even if you haven’t had a heart attack, putting too much stress on your heart can be the cause of an unexpected heart attack. Some of the top ways in which we tend to overtax our hearts include smoking, high blood pressure, excessive belly fat, overexertion while exercising, excessive stress, and not sleeping enough. However, there is a simple way to prevent overexertion, unnecessary stress, heightened blood pressure from worrying, or losing sleep over mobility concerns, all while getting you more mobile in your home—a stairlift.
Whether you are recovering from a heart attack and do not want to strain your heart on the stairs or scaling a staircase has become too strenuous and is causing unnecessary stress, an Acorn stairlift is there to support you every step of the way through all of the ups and downs of life. Allowing you to access all parts of the home you love, both indoors and outdoors, an Acorn stairlift elevator lifts your life while lifting the stress from your heart.
Going up and down the stairs has never been easier and more stress-free, as an Acorn stairlift for your home will smoothly and safely deliver you to your destination. Acorn stairlifts fit 99 percent of all staircases because they come in a variety of models customized to fit your particular stairs and needs. A stairlift for the elderly, disabled, or anyone suffering from impaired mobility/ any health issue is a simple solution that gets you moving around your home again.
Don’t wait until it is too late for your heart. Start taking proactive measures now to protect your heart health and live your life to the fullest. Contact Acorn today for a free, no-obligation stairlift quote and home survey. Your heart will thank you for it later.