Tips for a healthy heart

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Did you know February is National Heart Month? Declared by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), National Heart Month reminds us to take 5 minutes out from our busy lives to consider the health of our heart. Here we share tips for a healthy heart.

Health issues affecting the heart

Cardiovascular disease is a broad term for conditions affecting conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels. It is one of the main causes of death and disability in the UK, and often preventable by leading a healthy lifestyle

Small everyday changes

Healthy eating is important to maintain the health of our hearts and circulatory system. The Defence Nutrition Advisory Service has produced a number of useful pamphlets which provides information on the importance of energy requirements you’re your lifestyle is more sedentary than usual, how to move more and sit less and working off those additional treats.

Healthy eating guidance

Defence Nutrition Advisory Service Resources (DNAS) – key information on a range of nutrition topics and practical tips to help promote healthier lifestyle choices and optimise ‘military’.

NHS Eat Well site – information about the major food groups and a healthy, balanced diet.

PHE One You – advice on making small changes that fit your life, so you feel better and healthier, every day.

NHS Change4Life – a range recipes and activity ideas to help your family be healthier and happier.

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