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How to adopt healthier behaviours

Lifestyle

Deciding to take your heart health into your own hands by making some healthier behaviour changes is the first step. But how long do you need to keep up with these changes before they become habit?

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Setting up healthy habits for success

Nutrition

Taking care of your heart health and overall wellbeing is one of the best things you can do for yourself, but it can be difficult to build healthy habits. Here are some ways you can set yourself up for success by choosing healthy foods.

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Nutrition tips for managing type 2 diabetes

Nutrition

People with diabetes are up to four times as likely to develop heart disease as those without. If you have a family history of type 2 diabetes or have recently been diagnosed, the steps you take to either prevent or manage this disease are the same steps you’d take to decrease your risk of heart disease.

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The best exercise choices when starting out

Lifestyle

With all the choices out there today and mixed messages on what is the absolute best type of exercise, it can be daunting deciding which exercise will win your heart and give you the best bang for your buck – financially and with regard to fitness outcomes.

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4 ways diet can help lower cholesterol

Nutrition

People often don’t think about cholesterol levels until there is cause to wonder, such as after a blood test check-up. While genetics can influence cholesterol levels to a degree, the foods we eat also play a part.

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7 ways to avoid injuries when starting to exercise

Lifestyle

If you’re looking to take charge of your heart health and overall wellbeing, exercise is one of the best ways. It can take a lot of willpower and motivation to get into an exercise program, and the last thing you want is for a simple and avoidable injury to derail you. Whether you’re returning to exercise after an absence, or starting from scratch, here are some ideas to help you get into it safely.

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Food tips to lower blood pressure

Nutrition

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is believed to impact one in three Australian adults, although more so men than women. While rates of hypertension have been stable over the past decade, it is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

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Sesame crusted salmon with avocado salad

Recipes

Omega-3 fatty acids play a very important role in preventing heart disease. The body converts Omega-3 into other chemicals, which have antiinflammatory properties in the body.

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Pistachio berry stacks

Recipes

Almond bread is a very low fat biscuit with the heart-friendly goodness of nuts. Pistachios are lower in fat than most other nuts, and their green-coloured skin signals the presence of helpful phytochemicals. With the added goodness of berries, this dessert is perfect for an occasional treat.

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