MAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR HEART HEALTH THIS WEEK
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is encouraging the community to set time aside this week to check their heart health with the Health Foundation’s free online calculator.
Mr Anderson said the Heart Age Calculator takes three minutes to complete and could be a good early indicator for your risk of heart attack or stroke.
“Heart disease is the number one killer in Australia and isn’t limited to any age group, gender or lifestyle,” Mr Anderson said.
“That’s why it’s so important to keep your heart health in check by identifying your risk online and booking in with a GP who can assess your risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next five years.
“The week is also a good reminder of the importance of maintaining a healthy, ective lifestyle through diet and exercise.
“Make time to have a walk around the neighbourhood and plan a few healthy meals this week.
“Building good habits puts you in the best place to live a long, happy life and there’s never been a better week to start.”
The Heart Foundation has a wealth of advice available online for their Heart Week campaign at https://campaign.heartfoundation.org.au/heart-week?utm_source=GM&utm_medium=various&utm_campaign=heart-week-2023
Tamworth Trekkers are also holding a ‘Walk, Talk and Check’ event tomorrow morning in Bicentennial Park at 7.30am.