EASY HACKS TO SLASH YOUR RISK
Three ways to improve your heart health
1. Pump some iron: Women lose muscle mass and gain body fat once they go through menopause, so add weight-training to your exercise routine to minimise your leptin levels as much as possible. 2. Eat for your heart: Limit foods rich in salt and saturated fat (think pastries and packaged foods) and increase your intake of vegies, fruit, whole grains, nuts, seafood, beans and legumes. 3. Limit booze: Excessive alcohol consumption can increase your blood pressure, which in turn ups your risk of heart disease. According to the Heart Foundation, you should have no more than two standard drinks a day.