What is Healthy Hearts?
West Yorkshire and Harrogate's Healthy Hearts scheme aims to help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke for people at highest risk. Health and care organisations are working together with local GPs and hospital specialists with three main targets:
- reduce the impact of heart disease and diabetes
- prevent the number of heart-related illness
- reduce the number of people experiencing heart disease by 10% across our area by 2021
In the Wakefield area, we are working together with Wakefield Council and other partners on a number of programmes designed to give us all healthier hearts:
If you are concerned about your own drinking you could try visiting a community pharmacy for advice on the potential benefits of cutting down, help you to make plans and targets to aim for.
Eating well is essential for good health and wellbeing, and contributes to reducing the risk of conditions including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, some cancers and osteoporosis. When it comes to a healthy diet, balance is the key to getting it right.
Check out the Wakefield wellbeing facebook group
Wakefield Council's 'Aspire' health membership scheme gives you access to all Aspire health facilities across the district. It includes swimming, gyms and fitness classes and a free 12-week exercise programme personalised to your individual needs.
Free and confidential advice to anyone working or living within the Wakefield District who is interested in stopping smoking. Free sessions for all ages at convenient times and locations.
For more information about Healthy Hearts, cardiovascular disease and related conditions, please visit the West Yorkshire Healthy Hearts website (launching Monday 11 February).
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