Make a Healthy Team
If you’re helping someone manage their high blood pressure, try making changes together. They’ll get support and you’ll get both healthier. It’s a win-win!
Helping Others Helps You
We know how tough it can be to find time for your own health when you’re focused on caring for others. It’s so much easier to look after loved ones when you’re flourishing, though. When you make positive changes together, you get all the benefits of increased energy, lower numbers and reduced stress while supporting your loved ones. And it’s so much easier to support each others’ healthy changes when you do it together.
Start a Healthy Habit
Think of your new healthy routines as a fun way to fit in some quality time. Start by deciding which habits you’ll adopt together, and how you’ll support each other along the way. For instance, you could take a walk together every day or make a point to enjoy a healthy breakfast with one another. Making your health changes a daily habit that you do together will help you both succeed and get healthier!
Communication is Key
Talking about health issues with your loved one can be stressful for both of you. You may feel frustrated, they may feel like you’re nagging. Maybe they’re struggling with something like prescription side effects and need to tell the doctor so they can modify the treatment plan. Help them make an appointment. Your encouragement and support could help them lower their numbers and their risk of stroke and heart attack.
Know the Warning Signs
One of the most important things you can do for a person at risk of stroke or heart attack is to know the warning signs. Every second matters when it comes to saving a life. If you think your loved one is having a heart attack or stroke, call 911 immediately.