Healthy lifestyle

Better lifestyle habits can help to reduce your risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke.1,2 Find out what you can do to prevent these things from happening.

Stop smoking

Smokers are three times more likely to suffer a heart attack compared to non-smokers. So if you smoke, you should stop smoking as soon as possible.1

Drink alcohol in moderation

Too much alcohol can raise your blood pressure and provide extra calories. If you do drink alcoholic beverages, consult your doctor for advice on what an appropriate daily consumption might be. Clinical evidence has suggested an appropriate (moderate) amount could be one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men.2

Enjoy life to the full

Reduce stress.

Maintain regular physical exercise.

Make sure you have periods of rest and establish a regular sleep schedule.

Take things easier and have some fun.

Dare to enjoy every moment of your life – you can do it!

References

1. Yusuf S, et al. Lancet. 2004;364:937-52.
2. Kaplan NM. Clinical Hypertension, 9ed. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2006.