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Monday, 27 September 2010

Keep your heart happy this World Heart Day - Locals ‘bed push’ around town to help their hearts


Kingston Hospital celebrated the 10th anniversary of ‘World Heart Day’ on Sunday, by asking locals to take care of their heart.

Cardiovascular disease is the world’s largest killer, claiming 17.1 million lives a year, however, by taking care of your health with these five simple steps, you can help yourself reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and keep your heart happy:

1.Make sure you do at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day, which raises your heart beat
2.Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as a variety of whole grains
3.Reduce your intake of salt
4.Decrease the total amount of fat in your diet and avoid foods containing saturated fats and trans-fats, choose foods containing unsaturated or mono-unsaturated fats instead
5.Don’t smoke - Make sure your home and work space is smoke-free, smoking is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
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