Men's Health Week - How Men Can Combat Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in Australia, making it a critical focus for Men’s Health Week and beyond. The good news is that heart disease is largely preventable through simple lifestyle changes.

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Knowing your numbers in the following areas and taking the appropriate action will lower a man’s risk of cardiovascular disease.

Here are our tips to help you maintain your blood pressure and BMI, plus lower cholesterol levels and blood sugar.

Eat Heart Healthy Foods

Regular Physical Activity

Regular exercise strengthens the heart muscle, improves blood circulation and helps maintain a healthy weight. Men should aim for:

Regular Health Screenings

Early detection of heart disease risk factors can lead to timely intervention and better outcomes. Regular check-ups should include:

Avoid Tobacco and Limit Alcohol

Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption are major risk factors for heart disease. To reduce these risks:

Manage Stress

Chronic stress can contribute to heart disease by raising blood pressure and leading to unhealthy coping mechanisms such as overeating or smoking. Effective stress management techniques include:

Maintain a Healthy Weight

Maintaining a healthy weight reduces the burden on the heart. Combine diet and exercise to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight, body composition and BMI (all checks available on the SiSU Health Station).

What the SiSU Health Station can check

The SiSU Health Station completes a comprehensive and non-invasive check on the following areas.

The SiSU Health Station can check blood pressure, diabetes risk, weight and body fat composition

The SiSU Health Station provides a great snapshot into your health and risk areas in 4 minutes and is free. Most commonly found in Priceline Pharmacies, after the health check you can ask the pharmacist to check your cholesterol and blood sugar levels for a complete analysis on your health.

This Men’s Health Week, take proactive steps to combat heart disease. Small changes can lead to significant health benefits, paving the way for a longer, healthier life.

Remember, it’s never too late to start making heart-healthy choices.

Find your closest SiSU Health Station here.