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Healthy heart project launches

Organisers and participants in a new healthy living initiative, pictured from left, Debbie Parker, Mrs Roberts, Tracey Ruddock and Maureen McDonald.

Organisers and participants in a new healthy living initiative, pictured from left, Debbie Parker, Mrs Roberts, Tracey Ruddock and Maureen McDonald.

A healthy living initiative intended to cut heart disease in deprived areas by encouraging people to take simple but life-changing steps, launches in Skegness next week.

Hearty Lives East Lindsey will launch at the Richmond Holiday Park next Wednesday, December 5 from 11am to 3pm.

The project has been made possible after the British Heart Foundation awarded £100,000 to NHS Lincolnshire to improve heart health in the county’s most deprived areas.

Consultant in public health for NHS Lincolnshire, Lynne McNiven, said: “In East Lindsey there are poorer areas where life expectancy is much lower, especially in men - but a lot of people don’t realise what NHS support is available that can help make their hearts healthier and ultimately let them live longer.

“This new project is all about speaking to these people who are most at risk of heart disease and helping them to live hearty lives.”

NHS Lincolnshire has teamed up with the British Heart Foundation, Home Start and East Lindsey District Council to deliver the project by working with adults with heart conditions who live in isolated areas and struggle to attend medical appointments.

Ms McNiven added: “The event is a great opportunity to find out more about the project, get advice on diet, exercise and free stop smoking support - there will be refreshments and cooking demonstrations too.

“Why not pop along and bring a friend to find out what Hearty Lives is all about?”

Hearty Lives East Lindsey is one of 31 projects nationwide.

 

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