Leeds launches ‘5 Ways To A Healthy Heart’

Leeds City Council’s free local healthy living service has launched a campaign which offers clear advice for a healthier lifestyle to reduce coronary heart disease and stroke.

The region has the highest death rate in England attributed to coronary heart disease. Every month, around 1,100 people in Yorkshire are killed by heart and circulatory diseases – around 10 per cent higher than the national average.

Now, residents across Leeds are being targeted with a major new campaign from Now One You Leeds. The service’s ‘5 Ways To A Healthy Heart’ campaign challenges people to improve the health of their hearts by following five simple steps.

They include: being smoke free; drinking less; being more active; eating more healthily; and better managing weight.

Rebecca Charlwood, Leeds City Council’s executive member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults, said: “Tackling the high rates of coronary heart disease is one of our major priorities, and campaigns such as this are a great way to educate local residents and encourage them to take responsibility for their health. I hope as many people as possible take notice of the simple messages promoted in One You Leeds’s latest initiative.”