World Heart Month September 2019

Heart Month September 2019

World Heart Month September 2019

Cardio vascular disease is the world’s number one killer today. It doesn’t need to be this way. By making a few changes in our lives, we can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, as well as improving our quality of life and setting a good example for the next generation.

FOUR SIMPLE HEART RULES FOR A HEALTHY HEART

EAT WELL AND DRINK WISELY

  • Cut down on sugary beverages and fruit juices. Choose water or unsweetened juices.
  • Swap sugary treats for healthy fruit snacks
  • Eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day
  • Reduce your alcohol intake
  • Limit processed foods, they are rich in salt, sugar and fat

GET MORE ACTIVE

  • Aim to exercise for 30 mins per day at least 5 times a week
  • All forms of exercise count – walking, running, dancing, doing housework or gardening
  • Be more active everyday – take the stairs, walk or cycle instead of driving
  • Make exercise part of your family routine

SAY NO TO SMOKING

  • It is the single best thing you can do to improve your heart health
  • By quitting you improve the heart health of you & your loved ones
  • Within 2 years of quitting the risk of coronary disease is reduced
  • If you are struggling to quit, ask for professional help

CHECK THOSE VITAL SIGNS

  • Check your blood sugar levels. Diabetes puts you at risk of heart disease and strokes How high is your blood pressure? This is called the “silent killer” as there are no warning signs
  • Check your cholesterol levels
  • Know your BMI and weight

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World Heart Month September 2019

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