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.
Do not forget that alcohol contains calories. Regularly drinking more than the NHS recommends can have a noticeable impact on your waistline.
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
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.
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.
Exercise is essential for good heart health, so why not sneak it in at every opportunity? Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
Being overweight can increase your risk of heart disease. Stick to a healthy, balanced diet low in fat and sugar, with fruit and vegetables,
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.
To maintain healthy blood pressure, avoid using salt at the table and try adding less to your cooking.