Look after your heart

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Health professionals in Lancashire are reminding people that the key to a healthy happy heart is a healthy lifestyle.

The heart is the most powerful organ in your entire body which is why it’s so important to

take care of it.

Eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise are just a few of the things you can do to keep your heart healthy.

Being aware of dangers such as smoking, drinking, high blood pressure, and stress are also key factors in maintaining your long term heart health.

James Fazackerley, Healthy Lifestyles Advisor at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:

“The heart is the most vital organ in our bodies and it needs looking after in order

to survive longer.

“People of all ages who are physically active are less likely to get cardiovascular disease as those that are inactive and it doesn’t have to be as strenuous as running a marathon. Building regular physical activity into your routine such as walking instead of other forms of transport, swimming or activities at your local sports centre can make a huge difference to the way you feel.

“It’s so important to recognise just how vital our heart is and the things we can do to look

after it.

“A healthy diet can go a long way and help reduce your risk of gaining weight which can result in diabetes and high blood pressure.”

To find out more about what you can do please visit the NHS Choices website www.nhs.uk.

The Trust’s Fit Squad provides support to people who want to lose weight or get active.

For further information about the Fit Squad please visit www.fitsquad.nhs.uk.