Take care of your heart in a few easy steps

There are a high number of adults in the UK living with heart or other circulatory conditions however making small changes to our diet and exercise regime can make a big difference to our heart health which can lead to a reduction in the incidence of heart attacks and strokes.

Keeping an eye on your blood pressure is one important way to avoid heart problems. High blood pressure puts extra strain on the heart and blood vessels and should be investigated by a doctor as soon as possible.

Taking regular exercise is good for everyone and is especially important for our heart health. There is no need to take up running or think that you need to hit the gym as walking and swimming are the best forms of exercise for overall health benefits.

Probably the most beneficial thing that someone concerned about their heart can do is to make sure that they eat a healthy diet. A balanced diet with as little processed food as possible and plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables is ideal with occasional treats to enjoy. A Mediterranean diet with healthy oils and plenty of fresh fish and vegetables is supposed to be the ultimate health heart diet.