It has been suggested that about 80% of heart disease and strokes could be prevented by positive lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthy diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking (World Health Organisation, 2003).
Flora have teamed up with celebrity chefs, Jean-Christophe Novelli (who is set to run the London Triathlon) and Matt Tebbutt, to give families a helping hand.
The culinary heroes have devised a range of hassle-free recipes to make family favourites healthier, from shepherd’s pie to beef burgers. The delicious recipes are lower in saturated fat than standard versions, and can be downloaded free from www.floraheartage.com.
Flora is also aiming to help 11 million people in the UK and Ireland take their ‘Heart Age’ test by 2020.
‘Heart Age’ is an estimation of the ‘age’ of your heart and should match, or preferably be lower than, your birth age. Flora believes knowing your ‘Heart Age’ is the first step to helping you do the right thing for your heart.
Do you know your Heart Age?
To help families find out the age of their hearts, and make diet and lifestyle changes, Flora has launched a special Heart Age Calculator at www.floraheartage.com.
The innovative online tool enables you to find out your Heart Age, by answering simple questions about your health and lifestyle, and gives you a free heart-health plan. The easy-to-follow twelve-week diet and lifestyle plan is tailored to your specific needs, and suggests changes you can make so you can have a better chance of living healthier for longer.
For more information on the Flora ‘Heart Age’ campaign or the Flora product range, visit www.floraheartage.com.