International Men's Health Week

June 12th to June 18th

Carrying a weight around your middle? Stress levels higher than normal?  Are you in danger of a heart attack?

Too often men delay in seeking health advice or getting to hospital – they don’t want to cause a fuss or they waste vital time calling friends or family first – which can prove fatal.

But the harsh truth is that many of Ireland’s men over 45 are at risk of developing heart disease leading to a heart attack.

Combined with rising levels of obesity, diabetes and smoking, many Irish men are literally a ticking time bomb.

 

The good news, however, is that it is possible to take charge of your health

This International Men’s Health Week – we urge all men to follow our positive steps for a healthier heart that will help to minimise the risks of heart disease and stroke:

Ways To Live Better

Our guides on how to maintain a healthy & happy heart.

High blood pressure usually has no symptoms.

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Being active is good for your heart and your head.

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Cholesterol is a type of fat found in your blood

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The key to healthy eating is to eat a wide variety of foods

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Smoking is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

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It is the sodium part of salt that causes the problem

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Recognising and managing your stress will reduce your risk

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Losing weight reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke

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Organisations can order posters and booklets on the Men’s Health Forum website.  Email Triona Keane  for the Irish Heart’s booklet on “A man’s guide to heart health.”

 

Join us to help end premature deaths
from heart and stroke disease

Speak to the National Heart & Stroke Helpline Nurse

Need to talk? Freephone 1800 25 25 50 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

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