Wednesday April 20, 2016
With heart conditions contributing to one Australian death every 12 minutes, Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies is reminding Mulgoa locals of this year’s Heart Health week message - live an active life.
“Heart conditions affect one in six Australians, a large proportion of which are preventable,” said Tanya Davies.
This year’s theme is about living an active and satisfying life, which is also the best way to prevent further heart complications in the future.
The NSW Government shares the Heart Foundation’s interest in promoting healthy, active lifestyles and preventing and reducing heart disease by targeting risk factors such as smoking, unhealthy eating and inactivity.
“Prevention is the best strategy and I would encourage locals to take advantage of our initiatives like the Get Healthy Service, a free telephone-based coaching service supporting NSW adults to make sustained improvements in eating habits, physical activity and achieving a healthy weight,” Tanya Davies said.
The Heart Foundation plays a critical role in not only raising community awareness and assisting people with cardiovascular disease, but also by funding world-class cardiovascular research and developing guidelines for health professionals.
For more information on NSW Government initiatives, visit; 8700.com.au, gethealthynsw.com.au, or makehealthynormal.nsw.gov.au.
Heart Week 2016 runs from May 1-7. To find more details on Heart Week and the Heart Foundation, visit heartfoundation.org.au/heartweek
To start a healthy discussion today, call the Get Healthy Information service on 1300 806 258.