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A Healthy Heart | Your Health & Fitness


YOUR HEALTHY Heart C


Heart disease is the UK’s biggest killer, yet many of us rarely think about our heart health. However, following the advice below is the easiest way to ensure a healthy heart for the future.


oronary heart disease, also known as atherosclerosis,


occurs when the arteries supplying the heart with oxygen-rich blood are narrowed by a buildup of fatty deposits (atheroma). If your arteries become too narrow, your heart won’t be able to receive the oxygen it needs, leading to pain known as angina. If one of these deposits breaks off, it can cause a blood clot to form in the artery, cutting off oxygen supply to the heart and triggering a heart attack.


Use Some Muscle The heart is a muscle


and like any other muscle in the body, it needs exercise to stay in good shape. An active lifestyle will ensure a stronger heart, as well as lowering blood pressure, a key risk factor


36 DEAR DOCTOR WITH DR CHRIS STEELE


for heart attacks. The NHS recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise per week for optimum hearth health.


Eat Smart A diet high in saturated


fat is a leading cause of coronary heart disease. Switching to low-fat dairy products and leaner cuts of meat is a hassle-free way of cutting down, and eating plenty of whole grains, oily fi sh, fruits and vegetables will ensure that you’re getting the nutrients you need. A recent study has shown that even blueberries—known to be high in antioxidants—could have a direct impact on reducing blood pressure and improving heart health, yet more reason to strive for your fi ve-a-day.


Healthy Choices Smoking and excessive


drinking are detrimental to our health in general, 


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