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Information and advice on ways to improve your heart health
What changes would you like to make?
Use the self-care reflection tool below to help you to identify what lifestyle changes you would like to make to protect your heart.
Reflect on your answers. Congratulate yourself on what you are already doing to look after your health.
Notice what area you answered ‘Rarely’ the most – was it mental wellbeing, physical activity or nutrition? This can help you to identify the habits that you may benefit most from changing.
Focusing on tackling just one or two of these areas at a time helps you to build strong heart-healthy habits.
This journal invites you to take time to reflect on your lifestyle and, if you are ready, make some changes to protect your heart. Why not make some time for your own heart and download the journal today.Download
Our short leaflet details protecting your heart around menopauseDownload
1 in 4 women die from heart disease and stroke and yet heart disease and stroke in women is under-researched, under-diagnosed and under-treated.
Menopause can be a very challenging time, with up to 40 symptoms including hot flushes, night sweats anxiety and insomnia. These symptoms interfere with normal daily activities for 78 per cent of women. Women’s risk of heart disease and stroke also increases significantly after menopause.
The good news is 80 per cent of premature heart disease and stroke is preventable through changes to our lifestyle. We want to support you and all the women in your life to look after your heart, especially around menopause.
As part of the ‘Her Heart Matters’ campaign we have developed a range of resources to help you protect your heart health during and after menopause. You can receive these resources and supports by signing up below.