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Diet and Physical Activity

An unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity are key risk factors for non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. 

Diet

Healthy eating and drinking is an important part of looking after your heart. 

at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise five days a week. If you don’t have time for all 30 minutes at once, break it down in to 10-minute segments

Read labels. Compare nutrition information on package labels and select products with the lowest amounts of sodium, added sugars, saturated fat and trans fat, and no partially hydrogenated oils

 

 high-fiber foods, including

whole grains,

vegetables, and

fruits. Following a heart-healthy diet can also help you manage your diabetes.