How to maintain your heart health and learn basic CPR

Look after your heart!

Published: 05/12/2023


To support our partnership with British Heart Foundation (BHF), we have been raising awareness of their new free RevivR app, which helps you learn basic CPR in just 15 minutes. The app provides a step-by-step guide on how to deliver the correct CPR procedure in the event of an emergency and potentially save a life. All you need a is mobile device or tablet and a cushion. 

CPR is performed when the heart stops beating. Every year over 30,000 people have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the UK, with less than one in ten surviving. Giving CPR and using a defibrillator can more than double someone’s chance of survival.

As part of our campaign to help raise awareness, this February we held a heart day at our office, inviting everyone to come along and join us. As well as helping to raise funds, we offered assistance to help download the app and our in-house training champion Vicky Fielding showed how to perfect the correct technique.

The British Heart Foundation has equipped Right at Home with additional information leaflets on how to keep your heart healthy, including understanding your blood pressure, vascular dementia and how to help reduce your risk of having a heart attack. It has been a great addition to the free community events we hold, to be able to hand out any advice and help those we care for.

Here we give our best tips on how you can protect your heart and help prevent a possible cardiac arrest:

  • Eat healthy.
  • Get active.
  • Stay at a healthy weight.
  • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
  • Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • Drink alcohol only in moderation.
  • Manage stress.
  • Keep diabetes under control

Visit to learn more tips for a healthier lifestyle.

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