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Bellaire at Stone Port in Harrisonburg, Virginia

February: Heart Health Month

Schedule a Visit Today! Heart Health Month

At Bellaire at Stone Port, located in the heart of Harrisonburg, Virginia, we are dedicated to enhancing the lives of our residents through engaging experiences and fostering a sense of community. We believe in the power of embracing each moment together, which is why we prioritize the health and well-being of our residents, starting with a focus on heart health.

February marks American Heart Month, a crucial time to take steps toward protecting your heart from disease. Simple actions, such as increasing daily movement and opting for heart-healthy foods, can significantly impact your heart’s health and overall well-being.


Why Heart Health Matters

Heart health is vital for a fulfilling life. A healthy heart not only extends your lifespan but also improves the quality of life by combating various risk factors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death across most demographics in the United States.
  • Every 33 seconds, someone in the U.S. dies from cardiovascular disease, totaling about 695,000 deaths in 2021 alone.
  • The economic impact of heart disease in the U.S. was approximately $239.9 billion between 2018 and 2019, covering health care services, medications, and lost productivity.
  • Heart disease remains a significant cause of death across various racial and ethnic groups in the U.S., with heart attacks occurring every 40 seconds.

Recognizing the importance of heart health, especially during American Heart Month, we at Bellaire at Stone Port are committed to promoting ways to enhance cardiovascular health among our residents.


Exercise for a Healthy Heart

Exercise plays a critical role in maintaining heart health. It boosts physical and mental wellness, contributing significantly to cardiovascular strength. Engaging in moderate cardio activities for three to five hours weekly can make a considerable difference. Simple activities like a 30-minute daily walk, yoga, Pilates, strength training, or jogging can help meet these exercise recommendations, proving particularly beneficial for our senior residents.


Diet and Heart Health

At Bellaire at Stone Port, we take pride in serving healthy and delicious meals prepared by our expert culinary team. Our focus on diets that reduce inflammation, such as the Mediterranean Diet, supports heart health by avoiding foods that contribute to chronic illnesses. Our residents enjoy a variety of heart-healthy foods, including vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, and fish, all integral to the Mediterranean Diet, known for its benefits in reducing heart disease risk.

We encourage our community to stay informed about heart disease symptoms and risk factors and to consult healthcare providers for personalized advice. American Heart Month serves as a reminder to honor those affected by heart conditions and to take proactive steps toward a healthier heart.

At Bellaire at Stone Port, we are proud to offer a vibrant community where seniors can lead active, fulfilling lives. Our commitment to their well-being is at the forefront of everything we do, ensuring that our residents have the opportunity to enjoy their best possible life.

To discover more about our community and how we support our residents’ heart health, we invite you to visit Bellaire at Stone Port in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Join us in celebrating life and health every day!