#1 Stop smoking

Smoking is one of the main causes of coronary heart disease. A year after giving up, your risk of a heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker.

#2 Drink less alcohol

Do not forget that alcohol contains calories. Regularly drinking more than the NHS recommends can have a noticeable impact on your waistline.

#3 Eat fish

Eat fish at least twice a week, including a portion of oily fish. Fish such as pilchards, sardines and salmon are a source of omega-3 fat

#4 Cut down on saturated fat

Eating too many foods that are high in saturated fat can raise the level of cholesterol in your blood. This increases your risk of heart disease.

#5 Stretch it out

Yoga can help you improve your balance, flexibility, and strength. It can help you relax and relieve stress. As if that’s not enough, yoga also has potential to improve heart health.

Eat plenty of fibre to help lower your risk of heart disease – aim for at least 30g a day.

#6 Eat more fibre

#7 Take the stair

Exercise is essential for good heart health, so why not sneak it in at every opportunity? Take the stairs instead of the elevator.

#8 Manage your weight

Being overweight can increase your risk of heart disease. Stick to a healthy, balanced diet low in fat and sugar, with fruit and vegetables,

#9 Laugh out loud

Laugh out loud in your daily life. Whether you like watching funny movies or cracking jokes with your friends, laughter may be good for your heart.

#10 Cut down on salt

To maintain healthy blood pressure, avoid using salt at the table and try adding less to your cooking.