Guidance for looking after your heart
The human heart works like a pump sending blood around your body to keep you alive. It’s a muscle, about the size of your fist, in the middle of your chest tilted slightly to the left.
Delivering vital oxygen to every part of your body.
Keeping your heart healthy is something you should be working on daily. Implementing a few changes can make the process effortless. What you eat, how much you move, whether you smoke and controlling your cholesterol and blood pressure are five things that can have a big impact on your heart.
Poor heart health can cause a number of short and long term conditions including:
Looking to improve your heart health?
Improving your heart health is the best way to avoid long and short term heart conditions.
Not all conditions are avoidable but having a healthy heart lowers your risk.
The Heart Age Test tells you your heart age compared to your real age and explains why it’s important to know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers.
Provide tips, apps and services to improve your heart health.
Looking to make changes? Find out your heart health.
NHS health check
The NHS Health Check has been specifically designed to identify health risks, like the aforementioned, earlier. This is why it is so important to have your health check. After your health check, you will be given advice on the best action to take to lower any risks and create a healthier lifestyle.