February - heart health

Look after your heart

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The heart, lungs and major vessels in the chest

Your heart is about the size of a fist and sits in the middle of your chest, tilting slightly to the left.

Each day it beats about 100,000 times, pumping over 20,000 litres of blood around your body.

It deserves to be taken care of so check out some more of our tips, below, to help you keep your heart in great shape.

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If you're having a heart operation, the things you need to know about the lead-up to surgery and what happens during your recovery time are similar – no matter what type of surgery you're having.

We've partnered with the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland (SCTS) to bring you information created by surgeons, nurses and patients which will help guide you through having heart surgery.

Your weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels are all risk factors for heart disease. But the good news is, there are steps you can take to lower your risk.

The key is to eat a healthy diet and be physically active. And it’s never too late to start. We've put together a handy heart health diet plan with our Bupa nurses and a fifteen minute workout to help you make a start. Click on the images to find out more.

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