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June 2018 is Wear It. Beat It month, the annual campaign hosted by the BHF. The month-long event asks fundraisers to wear red and take part in red-themed activities, in order to raise funds to help support the BHF’s life saving research into heart disease.
Cardiovascular disease (or commonly known as heart disease) is the result of the build-up of plaques in the blood vessels and heart. The outcome of the plaques causes the blood to thicken thus making it harder for the heart to circulate blood around the body. The potential harm that cardiovascular disease can cause include:
In the UK, 2,000 families loose a loved one to heart disease each year and every 3 minutes someone is struck by a heart attack, 30% of which are fatal. It’s also estimated that roughly two million people are currently living in the UK with a form of heart disease. Although the symptoms vary in severity, they include:
There are many ways in which you can prevent the risk of heart disease, most include simple changes to your lifestyle. They include:
Now it’s time to get you and your colleagues involved! There are many ways you can incorporate the red theme into your day at work. These include (but are not limited too):
If you wish to get involved by ordering yourself a fundraising pack or to make a donation, please click here. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #wearitbeatit when showcasing your fundraising activities on social media. You can also access our online web portal, which includes various advice articles and webinars including ways to improve your health and wellbeing. www.healthassuredeap.com Phone: 0800 030 5182
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