It is important to consider your lifestyle in being heart healthy. It’s not just eating well and exercising, there are also other important things to consider, such as how much salt is in your diet. Often this salt can be “hidden” in processed and packaged foods, not just the salt you add to your meals.
For more information on a heart healthy diet, recipes and food labels visit the Heart Foundation website
A report by The George Institute for Global Health and VicHealth* examined the salt content of 1478 supermarket ready meals including popular pasta, curry and noodle dishes as well as traditional meat and vegetable meals.
Watch out for the hidden salt in ready meals – click to read more
* “Changes in salt levels in ready meals, Australia (2010-2017) report” by The George Institute for Global Health and VicHealth.
Regular physical activity is beneficial for maintaining both physical and mental health. On the other hand, physical inactivity and large amounts of sedentary time can accelerate the development of high blood pressure, and increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia. Click HERE to view to some home exercise programs that can be done in the comfort of your own home, without the need for expensive equipment.