Healthy Hearts

Cardiovascular Disease (heart disease, stroke, etc) is one of the biggest causes of death across Kirklees, with 808 deaths from coronary heart disease amongst those aged 50+ in the period of 2014-16. Whether you are 18, 50 or 70 years old, it’s never too early or late to think about heart health.

The Healthy Hearts initiative aims to reduce the impact of heart disease and diabetes and prevent the number of heart-related illness, including heart attacks.

The best way to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease is to adopt a heart-healthy, active lifestyle. Find out more here.

Useful Resources

The ‘How Are You?’ Quiz – complete this free quiz and get an idea of how healthy and active you are, and to get ideas on how to improve things

‘One You’ Heart Age test – This quick test can tell you your heart age compared to your real age, explains why it’s important to know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers and gives advice on how to reduce your heart age

Change4Life – Make a change today with Change4Life! Discover sugar swaps, healthy recipes, nutritional advice, and top tips and activities to help your kids stay healthy.

Eight tips for healthy eating – These eight practical tips cover the basics of healthy eating, and can help you make healthier choices.

Try it, Like it, Do it – A list of sports and exercise activities across Kirklees parks and green spaces.

Other Useful Websites