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SENIOR Health Fair - September 26, 2018 - 17 We are a Family Owned and Operated Award Winning Assisted Living Community located in Bentonville 2300 SE 28th Street | Bentonville 479.273.9969 www.themeadowsinbentonville.com Closely located to Northwest Medical Center, Mercy Hospital and various specialized and general medical clinics. Amenities Include: ✧ Free Wi-Fi ✧ Security cameras at all entrances and hallways ✧ Inviting common areas with fi replaces on 2 fl oors Additional luxuries: ✧ Library ✧ Beauty salon ✧ Snack Room ✧ Billiard room ✧ Therapeutic whirlpool baths ✧ Pleasant home-style laundry rooms ✧ Activity/craft room with kitchen for family use ✧ Spacious chapel with adjacent multipurpose center for group activities ms 5% Discount for Veterans Assisted Living Community Let us help you get all the Medicare benefi ts available to you. MEDICARE PLAN REVIEW AVAILABLE FOR THOSE CURRENTLY ON MEDICARE, OR IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE AREA, A VETERAN, COMING OFF A GROUP PLAN OR ON SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY. Bill Tito - Lic#1654577 • Trey Taylor - Lic#100110229 Taylor & Associates Insurance T Call today to schedule a complimentary Medicare Review. 479-751-4734 MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT OCT. 15 -DEC. 7, 2018 Not affi liated with or endorsed by government agencies or Medicare. Keep your heart running strong into your golden years By Karen Rice with Metro Creative Heart health should be a concern for people of all ages, but especially so for men and women over 50. That's because, according to the American Heart Associ- ation, even men and women who are free of cardiovascular disease at age 50 are at a significant lifetime risk of developing the disease. But heart disease does not have to be an accepted by-product of aging. For example, a 2014 study published in the AHA journal Circulation found that maintaining or increasing physical activ- ity after age 65 can improve the heart's well-being and lower risk of heart attack. In addition to increasing physical activity as they age, older men and women who understand heart disease and learn to recognize its symptoms have a greater chance of minimizing its affects and lowering their risk of having a heart attack. What are the symptoms of heart disease? Heart disease is a blanket term used to describe a host of conditions, so symp- toms vary depending on each individual condition. The following are some of the more widely known conditions and their symptoms: Hypertension: Also known as high blood pressure, hypertension is a largely symptomless form of heart disease. The AHA notes that the idea that hypertension produces symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, facial flushing, nervousness, and sweating is a miscon- ception. Symptoms typically do not alert men and women to the presence of hypertension, highlighting the emphasis men and women should place on routine visits to the doctor's office, where their blood pressure can be taken. Heart attack: The symptoms of a heart attack are different than the symp- toms of heart disease that may lead to heart attack. The former can be found by visiting www.heart.org. Signs that you may be heading toward a heart attack include undue fatigue, palpitations (the sensation that your heart is skipping a beat or beating too rapidly), dyspnea (difficulty or labored breathing), chest pain or discomfort from increased activ- ity. Arrhythmia: Arrhythmia means your heartbeat is irregular, and men and women often mistakenly believe arrhyth- mia only afflicts those who already have been diagnosed with heart disease or have had a heart attack. But arrhythmia can affect even those men and women who have healthy hearts and no history of cardiovascular disease. Symptoms of arrhythmia can vary greatly, from a single premature beat to a series of premature beats that occur in rapid succession. Arrhythmia that lasts long enough to affect heart function may include symp- toms such as rapid heartbeat, fatigue, dizziness, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, and chest pain. How can I protect my heart? Heart healthy habits take some effort, but men and women can protect their hearts regardless of their ages. Get sufficient exercise. At least 30 minutes of exercise per day can protect against disease. Quit smoking. Smoking increases your risk for a host of ailments, including heart disease. Quitting is a great way to start getting your heart and other parts of your body back on track. Include heart-healthy foods in your diet. A diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables and low in cholesterol, salt and saturated fat promotes heart health. Don't drink alcohol to excess. Like smoking, drinking alcohol to excess can lead to a host of problems, such as high blood pressure, arrhythmia and high cholesterol, each of which increases your risk of heart disease. Lose weight. Being overweight or obese is a major risk factor for heart disease. If you have already started to exercise daily and eat a more heart- healthy diet, then you're on your way to losing weight. Consult your physician if diet and exercise don't seem to be help- ing you to s hed pounds. Heart disease kills millions of people across the globe each year, many of whom are over 50. But men and women who learn about heart disease and how to reduce their risk stand a far greater chance of fighting the disease.

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