Heart disease: Physical activity can reduce your risk by as much as 35%

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The BHF says: “Aim to do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity per week. This is anything that raises your heart rate, and makes you breathe faster and feel warmer, like brisk walking or cycling.

“You can spread out the 150 minutes over the week. You can even do short bursts of activity – every minute counts.

“You should also aim to do muscle strengthening activities like using hand weights, climbing the stairs, gardening such as digging, or carrying heavy shopping on at least two days a week.“

The NHS also says there are several other ways you can reduce your risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD), such as lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

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