How can I keep my heart healthy?

  • 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. 

     

     

     

    Visit our shared website

    Some of the topics you can learn about include:

    • heart risks
    • heart problems
    • heart surgeries
    • recovery. 
  • 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.

    Discover the warning signs.

  • 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: 

    • walking
    • dancing
    • gardening
    • 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.

    Discover how you can cook healthy, tasty foods.

  • 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.

    Learn how you can get to a healthy weight

    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.

     

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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.