Healthy eating
A healthy diet can help reduce your risk of developing coronary heart disease and stop you gaining weight, reducing your risk of diabetes and high blood pressure.

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Staying active
Staying active is great for keeping your heart healthy and - along with eating a healthy diet - can help you manage your weight.


Managing your weight
Research shows that reaching and keeping to a healthy weight cuts your risk of heart disease because it helps prevent and manage conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes that put you at greater risk of coronary heart disease.

Even if you don't have any of these conditions, it's important to keep to a healthy weight so you don't develop them in future.
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Smoking
Quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do for your heart health.

If you're a smoker, stopping smoking is the single most important step you can take to protect the health of your heart.

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Alcohol
Drinking more than the recommended amount of alcohol can have a harmful effect on your heart and general health.

It can cause abnormal heart rhythms, high blood pressure, damage to your heart muscle and other diseases such as stroke, liver problems and some cancers

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Your ethnicity and heart disease
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an umbrella term for all diseases of the heart and circulation, including heart disease, stroke, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and atrial fibrillation.

For Bangladeshis, Indians and Pakistanis, and people with an African Caribbean background, cardiovascular risk can be higher than for the rest of the UK population. your heart.
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Living with a heart condition

When you’ve been diagnosed with a heart condition it’s natural to need time to come to terms with what has happened to you and how your everyday life may be affected.

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Risk factors

The more risk factors for coronary heart disease you have, the greater your chance of developing it. The good news is that for most risk factors, you can do something about them.

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Keeping your heart healthy, whatever your age, is the most important thing you can do to help prevent and manage heart disease.

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