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Health & Wellbeing


Every month A.F. Blakemore takes a look at a new set of health & wellbeing tips or related initiatives…

Why is Physical Activity So Important for My Heart?

The heart, like any other muscle, needs physical activity to keep it in good condition.

The Good News

  • Physical activity can help to reduce the risk of getting coronary heart disease.
  • If you have high blood pressure, a high cholesterol level or diabetes, physical activity can help to improve these conditions and help protect your heart.
  • If you already have coronary heart disease (if you get angina or have had a heart attack), physical activity can help protect your heart and help to reduce your risk of having further heart problems.
  • If you have another type of heart condition, regular physical activity can benefit your overall heart health.
  • If you have recently had a heart attack or heart surgery, regular physical activity can help with your recovery.

For more information on how you can look after your heart, please go to:



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