Keep your heart healthy

Your heart is the most important muscle in your body and keeping it healthy is key. From heart ache to high cholesterol, heart problems can affect us in many ways. Read through our selection of useful tips, articles and facts to help keep your heart happy. 

Cardio exercise for a healthy heart

The heart is a muscle, and like the other muscles in your body it needs regular physical activity to stay healthy.

Q & A

Heart health

Why is it important to keep your heart healthy? Discover five reasons why the heart is such a vital organ.


Vital organ

Is your heart healthy?

Thousands of people die from cardiovascular diseases every single year, so it’s important to know what makes a healthy heart.

Know the facts

Tips for a healthy heart

Over 2 million people in the UK live with coronary heart disease. Read our tips for reducing the risks of heart disease.

7 top tips

Heart conditions

We take a look at some of the most common types of heart problem affecting people in the UK. 

Common conditions

Keep your heart in shape

By working out for just a few minutes a day, you could lower the chances of developing coronary heart disease.

Simple daily exercises

Benefits of exercise

Along with a good diet, regular exercise can help reduce the chances of developing coronary heart disease.

Exercise and the heart

Preventing heart disease

Lifestyle is a key factor in looking after your heart. Changes in diet and exercise can help to prevent the onset of heart disease.

Healthy heart checklist

Meal-time makeover

Eating balanced meals is one way of keeping on top of your heart health. Read these quick and easy ways to eat more healthily

Find out more

The way to a man's heart

If you want to make sure his heart is a healthy one then there are a few recipes you should avoid.

Recipes for a healthy heart

Giving up salt

When Bettina Wallace, a 60-year-old grandmother, was diagnosed with high blood pressure, she decided to get proactive. 

Read Bettina's story

Heart attack

If you are worried about your risk of heart attack, there are a few warning signs you can look out for.

Warning signs

Heart disease

Heart disease is one of the UK’s biggest killers. Here are the most commonly asked questions about heart disease.

Your questions answered

Cardiomyopathy

Stress cardiomyopathy or broken heart syndrome has similar symptoms to a heart attack, making it difficult to diagnose. 

Find out more

Can a broken heart make you ill?

Medical studies now show that a broken heart is an actual medical condition. Watch the debate on our webTV show.

Watch webTV

Broken hearted?

A broken heart can feel like the end of the world. Getting out and doing some exercise could be the best thing for you.

Exercise yourself happy

Feeling bad

Being heartbroken is universal and nothing to be ashamed of, talking through your feelings can help the mending process.

Don't hide your feelings

Different stages of love

According to a leading US anthropologist, Dr Helen Fisher, love can be divided into three distinct phases.

Find out more

Where do broken hearts go?

With a heart being broken every 17 minutes we looked into the effects of heartbreak on our day to day life.

Broken heart statistics

Dealing with stress

Ignore stress and, in the long run, it can lead to high blood pressure, anxiety and, in some cases, even depression

Self help techniques

Signs of stress

Stress takes its toll both mentally and physically, and knowing the symptoms can help you before things get out of hand.

Signs and symptoms

Mindfulness and stress

One in five of us feels stressed every day, but there is a way of learning to deal with whatever life throws our way.

The practice of mindfulness

Health check

Benhealth editor Karin Mochan tells us about her family history with CHD and the free health check she attended.

Read Karin's story

Eating for a healthy heart

Why not make 2017 the year that you take care of your heart’s health?

Healthy heart