Many people with heart failure continue to lead active and fulfilling lives as they have learned to take good care of themselves. Taking an active role in the management of your own condition, together with good support, helps to bring your heart failure under control and keep it stable.

Learning to make positive changes to your lifestyle, in areas such as diet, exercise and stopping smoking, will help to improve your symptoms, prevent the progression of your heart failure and improve the quality of your daily life.

Click on any of the links below to learn more about the impact these lifestyle factors may have on your heart failure and to find some safe, practical steps you can take to improve the way you feel and maintain an active lifestyle.

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