Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Heart disease warning factors 'missed by many adults' a BBC Report

While a third of people are worried about getting dementia or cancer, only 2% are afraid of coronary heart disease, a survey by the British Heart Foundation has found.

And one in ten adults confessed to not knowing how to look after their hearts.
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is responsible for about 74,000 deaths in the UK each year.

The British Heart Foundation has issued 10 tips to prevent heart disease:

  • Give up smoking *
  • If you're over 40, take up your free NHS health check
  • Maintain a healthy weight *
  • Lead an active lifestyle*
  • Ditch the salt *
  • Eat your "five a day" of fruit and vegetables *
  • Cut down on saturated fat *
  • Read food labels to find out if something is healthy for you
  • Don't drink too much alcohol
  • Watch food portion sizes.

More on this story here.

Sound advice from a reliable source. I've highlighted with a star what I thing are the most important points.


Paul Jones Phd

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