Healthy Hearts ❤️

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The importance of a healthy heart cannot be talked about more, and with Valentine’s Day approaching, it’s a timely reminder to take care of our own hearts and cardiovascular health.

Did you know that 3 out of 4 Australians are not active enough?

Luckily, walking at least 30 minutes or more five days per week can reduce the risk of heart disease by 35%. It can also reduce the risk of some chronic diseases, such as diabetes and some cancers, by up to 40%.

Walking is a remarkably effective way to boost heart health. Regular walks can help reduce the risk of heart disease, improve blood pressure and circulation, and enhance overall cardiovascular health.

It’s not just about physical well-being; walking also benefits mental health, reducing stress and anxiety.

Below are some key tips to help keep your heart healthy:

Regular Physical Activity – Regular exercise, like walking, is crucial for heart health.

Balanced Diet – A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains supports cardiovascular wellness.

Stress Management – Reducing stress through relaxation techniques can benefit heart health.

Regular Health Check-ups – Monitoring blood pressure, cholesterol, and other health indicators helps maintain heart health.

Avoid Smoking and Limit Alcohol – These habits can have adverse effects on heart health.

As we celebrate the season of love, let’s remember to show some love to our hearts, too.

For further information on the benefits of walking and heart health, the Heart Foundation’s “Walking Wins” campaign offers valuable insights.

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