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Heart Health

07 September 2011

Love your heart, make one change

The month of September is Heart Awareness Month. Love your heart this month by doing just one thing to improve your heart health. One small change can save your life.

"One World, One Home, One Heart."  This is the theme for World Heart Day on 29 September 2011. The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA) is challenging all South Africans to do just one thing to improve the health of their heart during Heart Awareness Month in September. 

"Each individual needs to take charge of their own and their family’s heart health and become home advocates for healthy living. Stocking your home with healthy food options, being physically active, limiting “couch potato” behaviour and banning smoking in the home and car (thus avoiding exposing your family to second hand smoke) will all go a long way towards improving your family’s heart health. In particular, I would like to see parents invest in their child’s health as much as they  plan for their children’s education, safety and financial security."

 

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