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Cardiovascular disease (CVD)

In this section we help you to learn more about cardiovascular disease and support you in making changes to your lifestyle so that you can reduce your risk of developing the condition and keep your heart in top condition.

About cardiovascular disease

About cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a disease of the heart or blood vessels. Discover more about the condition here.

Being a healthy weight

Being a healthy weight

If you are a healthy weight, you are less likely to develop cardiovascular disease. Learn what a healthy weight is and understand the steps you can take to achieve or maintain it.

Eating healthily

Eating healthily

Eating a healthy diet is one of the ways to prevent cardiovascular disease. In this section we provide you with advice on what a healthy diet should consist of.

Being physically active

Being physically active

An active lifestyle is important for keeping your heart healthy and can help you to maintain a healthy weight. Find out how active you should be and get ideas on activities you can get involved in.

Drinking alcohol sensibly

Drinking alcohol sensibly

Drinking too much alcohol can put you at greater risk of cardiovascular conditions as well as many other health conditions. Learn how much is too much and what you can do to cut down.

Giving up smoking

Giving up smoking

Smoking is the cause of many serious health problems including heart problems, lung conditions and cancer. Find out more about it and get support to give up.

Diabetes

Diabetes

If you are overweight, you are more likely to develop diabetes which also means you are at greater risk of developing cardiovascular conditions. This section explains more about the condition and provides support on reducing your risk.