Heart Health Club

Heart Health

Ever wondered why heart diseases have become a growing concern in today’s society. The prevalence of these conditions is on the rise, affecting individuals of all ages and ethnic backgrounds; particularly in South-Asians and Blacks. The Voice of BME has taken the initiative of Heart-Friendly club with collaboration of Heart Research UK. Heart Friendly Project is primarily aimed at the BME residents of North Trafford, which is an area of social deprivation and health inequalities. With this project we aim to reduce the risk of heart diseases which is more prevalent in South Asian and Afro-Caribbean communities. Ultimately, this project would also aim to reduce the vascular dementia in our community by promoting better vascular health.

With the help of local medical practices and community outreach people at risk of developing or recently diagnosed with CVD’s will be invited to join the ‘Heart Friendly Club – Old Trafford’. The activities will be based in Limelight Community Hub, starting from October to beginning of December. Activates will resume January to end of July. 36 weeks delivery.

Heart Friendly Club – HFC Referral Form

Heart Friendly Program –

About Heart Research Uk

Since 2001, it has awarded almost 300 Heart Health Grants and benefitted over 70,000 individuals.

What project aims to deliver?

The project aims to deliver the following

  • Physical activity sessions- various exercises
  • Cooking sessions- healthy cooking demos
  • Nutrition sessions- educating on balanced-diet

Each week participants will receive 2.5 hours of support.
We also aim to include a session per month on mental health and wellbeing based on CBT technique.

*Also, Regular monitoring of BMI, Blood Pressure, and Blood Sugar will be carried out throughout the
cohort for the sake of evaluation*

Types of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

According to NHS, there are 4 common types of CVD which are as follows

Coronary Heart Diseases

Angina, Heart Attacks, & Heart Failure

Peripheral Heart Disease
Aortic Disease

Risk Factors/ Causes
The risk factors associated with CVD are following:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Smoking
  • High Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Being Overweight or Obese
  • Family History
  • Ethnic Background

Common Symptoms
The common symptoms associated with Heart Diseases are:

  • Pain or discomfort in the chest
  • Loss of balance/coordination
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Fainting or unconsciousness
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