How can I keep my heart healthy?
Some communities have higher rates of heart disease than others. The Heart Foundation wants to improve the heart health of all Australians, wherever they live.
Learn about heart health
The Heart Foundation is working with St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney to develop a range of heart health resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
This partnership has built a nationally significant online resource to reach and inform communities across a range of heart health information.
Some of the topics you can learn about include:
- heart risks
- heart problems
- heart surgeries
Know the warning signs
Too many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have died because they didn’t know the heart attack warning signs. Know your risks and when to get help.
Keep active for heart health
To have a strong mind, body and spirit, aim to be active for at least 30 minutes every day. You could even break this up into three 10 minute sessions a day.
Remember to find an activity you enjoy, such as:
- playing with your children
- going bush.
Eat good tucker
It is important to choose foods that are healthy for you, including bushtucker.
Eating healthy foods doesn’t have to be boring, hard or expensive. It’s easy to cook delicious food that is good for your heart.
Get to a healthy weight
Working towards a healthy weight is one of the best things you can do for your heart health and your wellbeing.
Yarn to your Aboriginal Health Worker, nurse and or doctor about a healthy weight. Also, don’t forget to yarn with family and friends for support.
St Vincent’s Hospital Heart Health
The Heart Foundation is working with St Vincent’s Hospital to develop a range of heart health resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.