This month we celebrated International Women's Day (March 8th), which was #Choose to Challenge and this movement is incredibly important for a number of reasons. At Her Heart we will be focussing on information about improving self-care including managing anxiety, improving motivation for exercise and information about heart-healthy foods. I spoke about some of these important topics last month (Valentine’s Day) which is our annual Her Heart celebration. I spoke on radio with the House of Wellness team,  about preventing and managing risks for heart disease in women. It was great that they were able to facilitate a phone in and burning questions around this issue could be answered, for those of you who missed this - you can hear a recording of the interview by clicking here. Finally, please contact me with any issues and to let us know what you would like to know more about. We love to hear from our community and are across all the socials -  FaceBook, Instagram, Linkedin and Twitter, so you can keep up to date. You can also check the Her Heart website for further information and updates.


Best wishes

Prof Karen-leigh Edward
Acting CEO


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Hypertension and menopause symptoms are similar

Up to 50% of women develop high blood pressure before the age of 60 and the symptoms are very similar to menopausal symptoms – hot flushes and palpitations. High blood pressure is treated less well in women compared to men, often due to mistakenly being identified as the symptoms of menopause. A recent report found that women who have an early natural menopause are more likely to develop inflammatory conditions compared to men.    Read more


Nutrition and  your  heart

Nutrition month is celebrated each year as an annual public health campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. While nutrition week in Australia is observed in October, considering your nutrition is important all year long. Nutrition is a key factor influencing human health. A recent article by the Prevention Magazine outlined plant-based foods that are protein-packed reducing your need for adding meat to your plate! Switching to a plant-based diet is better for your health and great for the planet. Read more


Her Heart checklist is available for you to use privately or when you are seeing your doctor. The checklist has questions about various aspects of your life to help you identify if you have any heart disease risks. The risks are mostly preventable so knowing about them is a step in the right direction! You can access your checklist using this link
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