How to look after your heart

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Looking after your heart is easy and is definitely worth it.  It's all about building in some heart-healthy lifestyle habits to reduce your risk of heart disease.  

Tackling the smoking, keeping that blood pressure healthy, taking more exercise to get fitter and eating your 5-a-day everyday will significantly reduce your risk of having a heart attack.

Remember too that small changes to your lifestyle can make a big difference. Simple steps like swapping the type of fats you use when preparing food, adding frozen veg to dishes, walking round the block for 15 minutes everyday and always taking the stairs rather than the lift or escalator will keep you more firmly on the road to heart health.

Think about what areas of your lifestyle need attention and look into what changes you could make.

Eating for a healthy heart

Click here to download our Food Lifestyle Leaflet

Move more for a healthy heart

Click here to download our Exercise Lifestyle Leaflet

A smoke-free heart

Click here to download our Smoking Lifestyle Leaflet

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