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What Is Heart Month

Updated: Apr 18, 2023

Heart month is all about keeping your heart healthy.


Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the UK and heart month is all about changing that. It is all about promoting a healthy lifestyle and awareness about the causes of heart disease.

What is heart disease?

Heart disease, or cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an umbrella term that refers to a group of conditions that effect the heart or circulation, such as:

  • Angina

  • Heart attack

  • Heart failure

  • Abnormal heart rhythms (Arrhythmia)

  • Coronary heart disease

  • Atrial fibrillation

  • Congenital heart disease


Of all of these coronary heart disease (CHD), sometimes called ischaemic heart disease or coronary artery disease, is a leading cause of death in the UK.


How do I keep my heart healthy?

According to the NHS there is 'no single cause for any one heart comdition'. But htere are risk factors that when reduced also significantly reduce your chances of developing a heart condition.


Keeping your heart healthy isn't difficult. If you follow the rules of a healthy lifestyle then you are already doing everything you can do kepp your heart healthy and reduce your risk factors:

  • Eat less fatty foods

  • Eat more fruit & veg

  • Eat less salt & added sugar

  • Drink less alcohol

  • Get active

  • Stop smoking


So what are you doing to look after your heart today?


Victoria xx

P.S.

Heart month isn't just about your heart. The British heart Foundation is also offering a FREE online CRP course so you can help save other lives as well! Check out this bog post for more info.


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