• September 21, 2019

World Heart Day

World Heart Day

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Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the world, causing more than 17.9 million death every year? Today is World Heart Day where we aim to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, and how to help prevent them.

What can you do to improve your heart health?

Research suggests that making small changes in your daily routine can help make a significant changes in your heart health, such as:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Exercising regularly
  • Controlling your alcohol intake
  • Quitting smoking
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Managing stress

How can I lose weight and learn more about healthy eating?

Small, realistic changes to your diet can have an important positive effect on your health. Our 12-week Weight Management course is designed by experts and proven to help you lose weight in a safe and sustainable way.

I want to quit smoking.

Great! Stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do to improve your health. We provide personal weekly consultations with a combination of behavioural support and pharmacotherapy. With our help, you are four times more likely to quit smoking! Why don’t you join us for Stoptober this year? Find out more about Stoptober on our website!

I want to exercise more, but I don’t know where to start…

Being active is really good for your body, mind and health – and there are lots of easy ways you can get moving! We offer weekly exercise classes in Leeds to help you Move More. To find out what we have going on, visit our Local Events page here.

Start the journey to a healthier you with One You Leeds today! To find out more about our services, call 0800 169 4219 to speak to one of our friendly advisers.

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