How you treat your body and live your life will determine how healthy your heart will be.

You can make sure that you eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight and have regular blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol tests.

It also important to stop smoking if you smoke and limit your intake of alcohol or other harmful substances.

1 in 4 of all South African women will die because of heart complications, I Think Red for South African women.

Uyanda Mbuli
Feb 2012