Did you know? "Elderly" hearts work harder in winter.

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19 Sep 2023

Did you know? "Elderly" hearts work harder in winter.

      As winter approaches, elderly should be prepared to take good care of their health, as the cold weather can increase blood pressure due to thicker blood, causing the heart to work harder. A 1-degree Celsius drop in temperature can increase the risk of sudden heart attacks by up to 2 percent. Therefore, individuals with heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes should take special precautions to stay warm during this season. Here are some health tips for seniors during the winter:

  •  Keep Warm: Wear hats, warm clothing, gloves, and comfortable shoes. Avoid synthetic or animal fur clothing as they may irritate the skin. Use moisturizing lotions to prevent dry and itchy skin.


  • Maintain a Balanced Diet: Ensure you have a balanced diet with an emphasis on foods that are not too salty or fatty. Avoid excessive consumption of candy, sweets, and high-fat foods. Choose foods like soups, grains, vegetables, and low-sugar fruits.
  • Avoid Alcohol: Drinking alcohol to keep warm is not effective and can lead to severe dehydration, which can be life-threatening.


  • Regular Exercise: Engage in regular exercise, even if it's just 30 minutes a day, five days a week. Indoor activities like yoga, aerobic dancing, or walking in a sheltered area can help.
  • Regular Check-ups: Monitor blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and maintain a healthy body weight. Take prescribed medications as directed by your doctor.


      All seniors, especially those with underlying health conditions, should take proactive steps to ensure their well-being during this season. Family members also play a crucial role in caring for their elderly loved ones and ensuring their health and happiness.

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