Red For Heart is a British Heart Foundation event that helps to raise money across Britain. This money goes towards scientific research to improve our knowledge about heart conditions and to develop cures to the illnesses responsible for more than 161000 deaths per year. Lots of celebrities, schools and organisations get involved with Red For Heart, and this year they are ramping up the red in support.
What heart conditions affect people?
The main heart conditions that affect people in Britain are heart attacks, angina, heart failure, abnormal heart conditions and congenital and inherited disease. Although many of these diseases are inherited or developed early on in the foetus’ life, heart conditions are also influenced by lifestyle choices and making the right ones can help to prevent things like heart attacks and angina. However, there is still a lot of work to be done to research into the causes of heart disease and to help stop the suffering of thousands of people.
How can I help to prevent these conditions?
You can help to prevent some heart conditions through healthy choices and an active lifestyle. This includes eating healthily and making sure that you have a balanced diet with lots of nutrients. By doing this, you will help to reduce your chances of developing heart disease, and if you already have heart disease it will help to protect it and prevent further damage. You can also help your heart by remaining active. This is because if you are physically active, you are less likely to develop cardiovascular disease. Of course, this does not have to mean going to the gym everyday, it could be as simple as walking instead of getting a bus, but being active is imperative, and finally, be social. Those who are most social tend to be less stressed and thus, put less strain on their immune and cardiovascular systems.
To find out more please check out the following site: British Heart Foundation