February is National Heart Month

Home » Latest News » February is National Heart Month
Healthy heart

February is "heart month" in more ways than one. Not only does it celebrate St. Valentine's Day, it's also National Heart Month. There are about 2.6 million people in the UK living with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). Each of us has a heart which means that everyone is at potential risk. Understanding heart conditions isn't an easy task — there are lots of different types and knowing how the heart works is more helpful when trying to learn about these conditions. But looking at the facts will benefit yourself and the people you love in the long run. Some tips to achieve a healthier heart:

  • Eat a healthy diet — keep your salt intake to no more than 6g (about teaspoon) a day
  • Take regular physical exercise — 30 minutes of moderate exercise on most days
  • Keep your alcohol intake within recommended safe limits — no more than 21 units weekly for men and no more than 14 units per week for women
  • Keep an eye on your blood pressure — as many as 7 million people in the UK are living with undiagnosed high blood pressure, without knowing they are at risk, so it's advisable to get this checked
    The British Heart Foundation's website has information about heart diseases and how you can beat them: www.bhf.org.uk

    More news from Curry Rivel

    Musician Needed Forget me not
    : Mon 18 Nov 7:24am

    The 'Forget Me Not' Cafe is looking for a Musician who could spare half an hour a month, to provide music for a 'sing along'.The 'Forget Me Not' Cafe meets every Tuesday afternoon from 2.30pm till 4.30pm. and is where friends meet, especially for those with memory challenges, and after fun activities, the afternoon finishes with a 'sing along'.If you can...

    Memries of St Gildas
    : Mon 18 Nov 6:31am

    "Memories of St Gilda's" ReunionThurs 5th Dec 2019Langport Arms @ 6.30pmDo you have memries of St Gilda's? If you were associated with the Convent, School, or Chemin Neuf?Then come to a 'Memories of St Gildas' evening on Thurs 5th Dec, Langport Arms, 6.30pm for 7.00pmEnjoy a 2 course Dinner and Chat, Tickets £13Email Clive Sills at csills@whsmithnet.co.uk...

    RNLI Hogart Talk
    : Sun 17 Nov 12:26pm

    "William Hogarth" — The Shakespeare of PaintingRNLI Somerton & Langport Area Branch An illustrated talk by Richard Kay, Lawrences' Picture ExpertWed 27th Nov 2019Long Sutton Village Hall6.30pm for 7.15pmTickets: £15. ( to include a glass of wine & canap├ęs)Telephone: 01458 251282In aid of...