It is quite astounding that someone is admitted to hospital every 5 minutes with a heart related concern.
Here at Eduhealth we think it is important that we do all we can to help ourselves and those we love to protect our hearts.
Your heart health is often affected by your lifestyle – things like exercise, food, sleep and levels of stress can be causing us harm. Many people don’t even realise they have a problem until they have been taken into hospital.
Are you at risk? You can lessen risks
Take a look at the risk factors identified by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The good news is you can reduce, modify or control these risks if you recognise that some of your lifestyle choices may potentially be affecting your long term health. Take steps today to reduce your risk and avoid being one of the statistics.
Here are 5 of the 10 top tips for healthy hearts (via the NHS)
- Give up smoking (support is available here)
- Get active
- Manage your weight
- Eat more fibre
- Cut down on saturated fat
To read more detail on all these tips browse here.
The chef Tom Kerridge talks openly about his weight and the changes he made to protect his long term health in this interview As the owner of pubs and restaurants it was so easy to slip into bad habits. He realised that his lifestyle needed to change, which meant looking at his eating habits and his drinking.
Want to know more?
The British Heart Foundation have a free magazine ‘Heart Matters’ that you can sign up for here https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/heart-matters-subscribe
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