We took mom to the doctor and found that her blood pressure was elevated. Her other vitals were fine but the blood pressure, taken twice during the visit remained high. Our wonderful doctor is concerned and wanted to raise her levels of Altenolol. My mom is resistant. She doesn't want more medication.
The doctor wants her to reduce the salt in her cooking by using low salt soy sauce. Mom is resistant. She says her dishes just won't taste very good. She really doesn't eat a whole lot of salty stuff. Art tends to really watch the amount of salt we consume. We did get some low salt soy sauce on the way home though. The question is whether or not she'll use it.
That leaves exercise. Since mom injured her knee, she hasn't been able to do her daily exercise of climbing the stairs. We took her walking last night but that won't always do it because the weather doesn't always cooperate.
So now we're thinking of getting a treadmill. I wanted to get an elliptical but when I've tried them in stores my knees started to hurt a little. We really can't have that with mom. HOWEVER, choosing a treadmill is AWFUL! There are so many different kinds. Do you have a treadmill? Can you recommend something?