Heart Awareness Month September 2021 – Wellness Newsletter

Heart Awareness Month September 2021 – Wellness Newsletter

Heart Awareness Month September 2021: September is dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease and its risk factors in South Africa, and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle to prevent heart disease. The month culminates in World Heart Day on the 29th of September 2021.

Most cases of cardiovascular disease are preventable which means that no matter what your age, you need to start taking care of your heart health.

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Heart Awareness Month September 2021 – Assess Your Diet

80% of heart disease can be prevented by healthy living and making practical changes in what we eat.

  • Eat your 5 portions of fruit and veg a day,
  • Reduce your salt intake,
  • Reduce your fat intake,
  • Eat lean meat,
  • Increase your fish intake,
  • Keep your weight healthy.


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Heart Awareness Month – Quit Smoking

Smoking tobacco is one of the biggest causes of cardiovascular disease.

  • Smoking damages your arteries,
  • It reduces your blood oxygen levels,
  • Smoking raises your blood pressure.


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Stay active

Heart Awareness Month September 2021 is a good time to start getting regular exercise to help strengthen your heart muscle and reduce blood pressure.

  • Exercise daily,
  • Aim to exercise 30 mins a day,
  • Exercise moderately.


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Reduce Your Alcohol Intake

Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy is a form of heart disease caused by long-term alcohol abuse. Consequently, this disease weakens the heart muscle, affecting its ability to pump blood properly. For example:

  • Too much alcohol increases blood pressure,
  • Your heart beats can become abnormal,
  • Alcohol can cause heart muscle damage.

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