According to Spectrum Health, heart disease is Ireland’s leading cause of death, with much of this being preventable? So much of the way we live our life puts stress on our most important muscle – physical inactivity, smoking, drinking too much and stress to name but a few. Taking a look at our lifestyle, a real critique of how we live might just be needed.
Perhaps now is the time for an NCT with your doctor and check your blood pressure checked. People with high blood pressure may be twice as likely to die from Covid-19 if they contract the virus, compared to people without hypertension, a new study by cardiology experts at NUI Galway and a research team from China has suggested. Even without the threat of a pandemic, good heart health is a good start on the road to overall health.
To learn more about all things heart health-related, visit the Irish Heart Foundation