Looking after your heart is down to you, not the special someone in your life, because sadly around 1 in 6 men and 1 in 10 women die from coronary heart disease each year in the UK and many of these deaths are preventable.
So this Valentine’s Day remember chocolates and flowers are lovely on special occasions but there are things we need to do every day if we really want to look after our hearts.
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the UK’s biggest killer, causing around 73,000 deaths every year.
Coronary heart disease (CHD) happens when the blood supply to the heart muscle is reduced because the arteries taking blood to the heart become narrow or blocked. This is caused by a gradual build-up of fatty deposits inside the arteries.
Your risk of coronary heart disease is increased if you
Whilst these factors increase your risk of developing CHD, there’s plenty you can do to reduce this risk such as
Most of us know this and yet many fail to address these simple lifestyle changes that could literally save us from a broken heart.
So if you really want to share the love this Valentine’s Day then help spread this simple message:
Valentine’s Day Recipe for a Healthy Heart
Take one heart and a mind that is willing
Kiss goodbye to smoking
Embrace healthy eating
Love moving more
It’s the best way to treat your heart this Valentine’s Day and all the other days of the year as well.
This is my heartfelt Valentine’s Day wish for you x