Foundation supports World Heart Day

On World Heart Day, the World Heart Federation's global campaign to raise awareness of heart health, our Health Project Officer, Evie Cicha, shares her five top tips to stay healthy...

  • Do 150 minutes of moderate activity each week. When pressed for time, break this up into three 10-minute sessions per day across five days per week. Healthy movement includes brisk walking, running, yoga, dancing or other activities you enjoy that slightly raise your heart rate
  • Eat a well-balanced diet low in saturated fats, moderate in sugar and salt, with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, starchy carbohydrates and fish. Have a meat-free day each week.
  • Limit your alcohol intake to no more than 14 units per week and have at least two alcohol-free days per week. Alcohol-free days can mean you sleep better and have more energy.
  • If you are a smoker, quit. A year after giving up, your risk of heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker
  • Stress less - and find some time for yourself to relax. Stress can affect how you feel, think, behave and how your body works. Long-term stress puts your health at risk