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    Exercise for Your Heart

    Exercise for Your Heart

    Dr. Nikki Stamp

    While heart disease remains the leading cause of death in Australia, it's largely preventable and exercise is an important way to do that. In fact, when it comes to heart health, any form of exercise is beneficial; whether it be walking, playing sport, swimming or dancing. Essentially, the more you exercise, the more efficient and stronger your heart muscle becomes. Plus, exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer, dementia, diabetes and high blood pressure, and it’s great for our mental health too! In her latest article for HIF, Dr. Nikki Stamp explores the benefits of exercise and discusses the different levels of activity to aim for.

    The Best and Worst Things to Eat For Your Heart

    The Best and Worst Things to Eat For Your Heart

    Dr. Nikki Stamp
    We all know when it comes to the heart, nutrition is absolutely important. According to heart and lung surgeon, Dr. Nikki Stamp, "There is some great information to support eating more of some foods for heart health and less of others. This isn’t about diets, fads or bikini bodies. Rather, these foods are what science has so far told us is likely to keep your ticker nice and healthy." In her latest article for HIF, Dr. Nikki shares the best and worst foods for your ticker.
    Heart Disease and How to Prevent It

    Heart Disease and How to Prevent It

    Dr. Sam Hay
    “How do I avoid heart disease?” Australian GP, Dr. Sam says "This is the $64 million dollar question thrown at me every day. The simple answer is keep you heart healthy! No matter your age, the best thing you can do to stave off this killer is to prevent it in the first place - by managing all of the biggest risk factors." With this in mind we caught up with Dr. Sam who explains just what heart disease is, busts some myths, and gives the five hottest tips for you to take into 2018 to keep your heart fighting fit.
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