It’s never too late to look after heart by making the right lifestyle choices.
The British Heart Foundation estimates that in the UK more than half of us will get a heart or circulatory condition in our lifetime. Heart and circulatory disease, also called cardiovascular disease (CVD), includes conditions like coronary heart disease, angina, heart attack, congenital heart disease, hypertension, stroke and vascular dementia.
Every 3 minutes someone dies from a heart or circulatory diseases. 7.6 million people are living with heart and circulatory diseases.
- British Heart Foundation
There are several risk factors for heart and circulatory disease, including: smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, high blood pressure, unhealthy diet, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, as well as lack of physical activity. What's important is that it’s never too late to look after heart by making the right lifestyle choices. There are few things that you could do to live a heart healthy life - have a look at our Living a heart healthy life guide to find out how it's possible to reduce the risk of developing CVD.
WOULD YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IF YOU WITNESSED SOMEONE HAVING A CARDIAC ARREST?
A cardiac arrest is a serious emergency. Starting immediate CPR is vital as it keeps blood and oxygen moving to the brain and around the body. If you don't know how to do CPR and use a defibrillator, you can learn it in just 15 minutes on your mobile phone or tablet with British Heart Foundation's RevivR™ CPR Training. Don't delay in learning this life saving skill, you never know when you'll need it.
Would you like to provide your employees with extra information, support and encouragement they need to make positive lifestyle changes? Then why not book one of our services:
EMPLOYEE HEALTH CHECKS
Onsite health checks designed to give employees a better understanding of their health, wellbeing and risks. They can help your employees make lasting and positive lifestyle changes.
HEALTHY HEART WEBINAR
This webinar is designed to introduce the principle areas related to improving heart health and give practical ways to incorporate them into everyday life.
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