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GH takes matters to heart

September is Heart Awareness Month and this year Good Housekeeping joins forces with The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa to highlight the shocking statistics around this preventable disease.


Every day, 130 people die from a heart attack in South Africa. Although an active lifestyle and diet all contribute to a healthy heart, regular checkups and knowing your vital statistics could save your life.

The three numbers of paramount importance are cholesterol and glucose levels and blood pressure. ‘Even though the stats around heart disease are so shocking, the aim of this month’s issue is to let our readers know that simple lifestyle changes really can help minimise their risk. We want to highlight the smart choices you can make for a healthier heart,’ says editor Sally Emery.

In conjunction with Sea Harvest, Old Mutual and The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa, Good Housekeeping will be hosting a delectable three-course brunch at The Table Bay Hotel on Friday 20 September. Cook, Sarah Graham will give a healthy-cooking demonstration and financial guru Sylvia Walker will provide guests with insightful financial advice. It’s sure to be a fantastic morning, shared with the Good Housekeeping team, as we celebrate Heart Awareness Month.

The September issue of Good Housekeeping is filled with tasty, heart-smart dinner recipes and tips for naturally lowering your blood pressure and keeping your waistline in check. The road to a healthy heart might not happen overnight, but simple changes all add up to the 13-million beats that will keep your heart going for a lifetime.


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