What's the issue?
When your heart beats it pushes blood through the arteries to your body. If this force puts too pressure on the arteries, it can raise the risk of heart attack, stroke or kidney disease.
Do you know your blood pressure numbers?
Get your blood pressure checked annually. Use the self-health corner at SAMC to check it yourself.
Help yourself to a healthy heart
- Eat healthy
- Get active
- Stop smoking
- Reduce alcohol intake
- Take fewer caffeinated drinks
Following a heart-healthy diet doesn't mean you have to give up on all your favourite meals. See what small changes you can make to British favourites, to make them healthier in these 12 food swaps from the Britisih hear Foundation
If you like (or love) any of the following: Burger & chips - Fish & Chips - Sandwich - Pizza - Roast dinner - Cooked breakfast - Lasagne Pie & mash - Jacket potato - Chicken Korma - Salad with dressing -Cottage pie, take a look at advice from the British Heart Foundation.
You don't need fancy gym gear or a lot of space - just a few minutes and a positive attitude. Try this 10-minute British Hear Foundation living-room workout, and other videos on their website.
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