YOUR GUIDE TO A
SAFE HEART

Hello!

Welcome to our special edition for World Health Day 2015. Join us as we touch upon a few risk factors that lead to heart ailments.

Each one us has at some point faced one or more of these risks, which is why it is important to learn how we can reverse the negative affect these factors can have on our hearts.

KNOW THE RISK FACTORS

SMOKING

Smokers are 6 times more likely to suffer heart attacks. Kick the habit now.

PHYSICAL INACTIVITY

A sedentary lifestyle is one of the biggest causes of heart disease. Aim for 2 ˝ hours of moderate exercise every week.

WEIGHT GAIN

The higher your Body Mass Index (BMI), the higher your risk for heart disease.

CHOLESTEROL

Too much cholesterol in the blood is dangerous for your heart.

Get tested and find out your total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglicerides.

DIABETES

Diabetics are more prone to heart disease. Lower your risk by keeping your blood glucose level close to recommended levels.

4 SURPRISING WAYS TO QUIT SMOKING, FOR GOOD.

CHANGE YOUR DIET

Some foods, including meat, make cigarettes more satisfying. Others, including cheese, fruit and vegetables, make cigarettes taste terrible.

CHANGE YOUR DRINK

Fizzy drinks, alcohol, cola, tea and coffee all make cigarettes taste better. So when you’re out, drink more water and juice.

MAKE NON-SMOKING FRIENDS

When you’re at a party, stick with the non-smokers. When you look at the smokers, don’t envy them. Think of what they’re doing as a bit strange.

MAKE A LIST OF REASONS TO QUIT

Keep reminding yourself why you gave up. Make a list of the reasons and read it when you need support.

SITTING IS THE NEW SMOKING

Experts are now describing sitting as 'the new smoking', a ticking time bomb of ill health just waiting to explode. The World Health Organisation has already identified physical inactivity as the fourth biggest killer on the planet, ahead of obesity.

While most of us now spending nine hours a day sitting down in our offices, we don’t realize that the prolonged periods of inactivity increase our risk of heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, muscular and back issues etc.

Make sure that you keep yourself safe by learning desk exercises, taking regular strolls around the office and by eating healthy.

DIABETIC- FRIENDLY CHOCOLATE CAKE

1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
4 eggs
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup oil

Preheat oven to 160 C.
Combine the cocoa, coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
Add the eggs, honey, vanilla and oil.
Mix well until smooth and combined.
Pour into an 8 inch diameter pan. Bake the cake for 40 minutes or until cooked through.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

LOWER YOUR CHOLESTEROL, NATURALLY

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