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031/365 Heart

Go red this February and join in the fun for National Heart Month.

 

2011 is the British Heart Foundation's 50th birthday, so what better time to join the celebrations? Get involved in Red for Heart to help raise funds for their vital work.

 

The BHF is the nation's heart charity. Their vision is a world where people don't die prematurely from heart disease. They look to achieve this through pioneering research, vital prevention activity and ensuring quality care and support for everyone living with heart disease.

 

There's lots you can do to keep your heart healthy - whatever your age. Taking exercise, eating a healthy diet, encouraging children to be heart healthy and being aware of dangers such as smoking, drinking and high blood pressure.

 

Prevention really is better than cure. People of all ages who are physically active are half as likely to get cardiovascular disease as those that are inactive. And a healthy diet helps to reduce your risk of developing heart disease, or if you've already got heart problems it will help to protect your heart.

 

Go on, donate now.

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Taken on January 31, 2011