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World Heart Day! (29 Sept)


World Heart Day is celebrated on the 29th September each year and is a campaign where people around the work participate in activities to take charge of their heart health and that of others!

Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death and disability in the world today. You can find out more about how World Heart Day here, and how it came about

Here are some healthy heart tips to get you thinking:

Get Active: Getting – and staying – active can reduce your risk of developing heart disease. It can also be a great mood booster and stress buster.

Get your 5 a day: Eat at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables a day. They’re a good source of fibre, vitamins and minerals.

Fish: Eat fish at least twice a week, including a portion of oily fish. Fish such as mackerel, sardines, fresh tuna and salmon are a source of omega-3 fats, which can help protect against heart disease.

Cut down on salt and saturated fat: Eating too many foods that are high in saturated fat can raise the level of cholesterol in your blood. This increases your risk of heart disease. To maintain healthy blood pressure, avoid using salt at the table and try adding less to your cooking.

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