Heart and circulatory diseases are common in the UK. In fact, there are around 7.4million people in the UK, who live with them. That’s about twice the number of people living with cancer and Alzheimer’s disease combined1.
And sadly, more than a quarter of all UK deaths are caused by heart and circulatory diseases – around one death every three minutes1. Scary stuff.
There are some common risk factors associated with heart conditions. Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise can all increase chances of heart disease.
Keeping your heart healthy is important to avoid these problems. And there are lots of small changes you can make every day to improve your heart’s health.