07:00PM, Thursday 05 February 2015
Making simple changes to your lifestyle could save you from heart disease.
That’s the message being given by one Windsor doctor who is urging people to make changes as part of National Heart Month, which is running throughout February.
Dr Constantinos Missouris, a consultant cardiologist at BMI The Princess Margaret in Windsor, says people can change their heart health by getting active, stopping smoking or just making simple ‘food swaps’.
“The idea is to keep things simple, to make small changes that people can stick with or build on,” he said.
According to British Heart Foundation figures released last month, as much as 75 per cent of cardiovascular disease is preventable. 160,000 died from the disease in the UK last year.
The BHF is running a ‘Ten Minutes to Change Your Life’ campaign throughout National Heart Month which is telling people about the lifestyle changes they can make.
Visit www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/preventing-heart-disease/10-minutes-to-change-your-life for more information.
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