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February is National Healthy Heart Month

February is National Healthy Heart Month
01 February 2019

For the month of February, the East Riding NHS Healthtrainer service is encouraging everyone to make small changes for a healthier heart. 

The service, ran by Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, is highlighting the importance of heart health as alarming national figures reveal the enormous number of people dying each month as a result of heart related health problems.

Currently in the UK around  7,400 people die each month from heart disease or a stroke – of which, according to Public Health England, a quarter of them are under the age of 75.

Senior Healthtrainer Emma Hood said: “Let’s start making some positive healthy changes to reduce these numbers for long healthy, happy lives.

“Simple things can make a huge difference such as getting more active and eating a healthier diet.”

The team are encouraging people to take a look online at the NHS One You Healthy Heart Quiz to find out your heart age and start a journey to a healthier heart.

Ryan Nichols, Healthtrainer Project Officer said: “We offer free NHS Health checks to people who live in the East Riding which we perform throughout the county in community centres, GPs and hospitals.

“We can check your blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass index to give you an overall picture of your health and help advise where we can support any changes you’d like to make.

“The team can support with stopping smoking, weight loss, welfare, debt, low mood, social isolation and much more. Just give our friendly team a call and we would be happy to talk.”

To take the One You Healthy Heart Quiz visit

For more information about Healthtrainers visit, call 0800 9177752 or email  

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