Making positive choices can support heart health and longevity.

We all know that keeping fit and eating well promotes a healthy body and mind. However, looking after yourself is even more important when your physical health may be affected by your heart condition. Your heart health is, in part, determined by your overall physical fitness and health.

Helping people born with heart conditions to live longer, full and happy lives, we’ve got lots of information to help you think more positively about yourself, and make healthy choices and changes.

How to improve your heart health

  • Get regular aerobic exercise as prescribed by your CHD specialist, cardiologist or GP
  • Don’t smoke
  • Don’t use drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamine
  • Follow a heart-healthy diet
  • Practice techniques for reducing and managing stress
  • Aim for a healthy weight
  • Only drink alcohol in moderation.

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With your help, we’ve helped fund new and improved treatments for congenital heart disease. we opened the UK’s first dedicated Congenital Heart Research Centre. we’ve organised receptions at the House of Lords and House of Commons, a film première, concerts, parachute jumps, marathon runs, annual sponsored walks and masquerade balls. we ensure that adult CHD patients enjoy access to every opportunity, are free from discrimination, and are fully supported throughout their lives. we’ve staged annual conferences, regional patient information days and workshops throughout the UK. we’ve published a range of leaflets for CHD patients on a wide-range of topics. we’ve launched a Freephone patient helpline to provide practical advice, a listening ear, and emotional reassurance at times of stress. we’ve created online networks where congenital heart patients can connect with each other. we successfully applied for a Comic Relief grant to help develop mental health support services. we’ve contributed to adult congenital heart disease nurse training days and taken part in various study days and conferences for medical and health professionals. we’ve established a benevolent fund for members who are in financial hardship. we’ve organised residential weekends and outward bound holidays for teenagers and adults, providing congenital heart patients with the opportunity to meet and gain support from each other.

Just think what else we could do if you donate, fundraise or volunteer for us.


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