COVID-19: Staying Heart Healthy at Home
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting all aspects of our lives. In the space of a few weeks, we've had to adjust to a new way of living, with less social interaction and more time spent indoors. These changes can have a massive impact on your physical and mental wellbeing. Whether you're self-isolating at home or returning to work, your heart health is as important as ever. Here's our advice on how to stay heart healthy, without leaving your front door.
How does Coronavirus Affect the Heart?
There's emerging evidence that coronavirus can directly affect the heart. In a coronavirus study carried out in May, around 16% of people treated in hospital had arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeats) and approximately 7% of people experienced a serious heart injury.
Currently, the best way to prevent these complications is to avoid catching the virus in the first place. For a majority of us, this means staying indoors, away from our family and friends. With all that's going on right now, your heart health might not be a top priority, but it's still something to keep in mind.
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