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What is the best way to keep my heart healthy?

The best way to avoid heart problems in the future is to improve your lifestyle now. Risk factors for coronary heart disease include:

  • Lack of physical activity
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Unhealthy eating & obesity
  • High cholesterol
  • Stress
  • Diabetes
  • Family history
  • High blood pressure

The Health Improvement Team have a wide range of programmes to help improve your physical health, including weight management programmes, quit smoking programmes and information/classes around healthy eating.

Please also refer to some of the related frequently asked questions below.