Love your heart - learn how to keep it healthy.
There are several ways that you can help to reduce your risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD), these include reducing your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. There are a number of ways you can do this, including following a healthy diet and taking regular exercise.The heart is a muscle and like any other muscle it benefits from exercise. A strong heart can pump more blood around your body with less effort. Any aerobic exercise, e.g. walking, swimming, even dancing, makes your heart work harder and keeps it healthy.
If you want to improve your health but you're not sure how to go about it, a Guernsey Health Trainer will help you set your goals and then support you to achieve them.
Find more information on how to keep your heart healthy here.
The British Heart Foundation offers information on prevention of heart disease, through to symptoms, treatments and recovery.
The National Heart Forum (NHF) is a leading charitable alliance of 65 national organisations working to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and related conditions such as stroke, diabetes and cancer.
Guernsey Chest and Heart LBG Guernsey Chest & Heart LBG is a Company 'Limited by Guarantee' which was formed from the Guernsey Chest & Heart Association at the end of 2005. Guernsey Chest & Heart LBG is a charitable body, primarily concerned with the provision of a free health screening service to the residents of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Find out more here about their free screening and blood pressure checks.
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Relevant links & informationBritish Heart Foundation - Get Active British Heart Foundation - Get Active - Tips for Parents Guernsey Cardiac Action Group Aims to raise awareness of heart disease prevention and treatment and promote cardiac patient care in Guernsey Guernsey Heart Support Group
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