Healthy hearts get tested

2015-10-06 06:00
Players of the Old Mutual soccer club were recently tested by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa for blood pressure, blood glucose and weight status.

Players of the Old Mutual soccer club were recently tested by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa for blood pressure, blood glucose and weight status.

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The Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa (HSFSA) recently screened the Old Mutual sports club soccer players and their guests to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease.

Community screenings are part of the foundation’s schedule to encourage people to do blood pressure and blood sugar tests.

Players of Old Mutual sports club were tested, which included measurements for blood pressure, blood glucose and weight status. The screening included counselling for anyone with concerning numbers. It was a great success and saw a good turnout, educating all about the risk factors which most people were not aware of.

The HSFSA plays a leading role in the fight against preventable heart disease and stroke, with the aim of seeing fewer people in South Africa suffer premature deaths and disabilities.

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For more information contact the Heart and Stroke health line on 0860 1 HEART (43278) or visit www.heartfoundation.co.za or the HeartStrokeSA page on Facebook or follow @SAHeartStroke on Twitter

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