Preventing heart disease

Keeping your heart healthy, whatever your age, is the most important thing you can do to help prevent and manage heart disease.

A healthy heart keeps you strong

Taking exercise, eating a healthy diet, encouraging children to be heart healthy and being aware of dangers such as smoking, drinking, high blood pressure, and stress are all important for your long term heart health, whether you currently have heart disease or not.

1. Eating healthily

healthy diet helps to reduce your risk of developing heart disease, or if you've already got heart problems it will help to protect your heart.

2. Being active

People of all ages who are physically active are less likely to get cardiovascular disease as those that are inactive.

3. Getting the right support

Having friends around you who are supportive of your goals is very important. Our online community and heart matters online magazine will help you get the support, motivation and information you need to keep your heart healthy.

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