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Exercise and Heart Health

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Cardiovascular Disease

  • Kills 1 Australian every 12 minutes
  • Affects 1 in 6 Australians
  • Responsible for 31% of all deaths in 2011 – deaths that are largely preventable
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Coronary heart disease or heart disease

  • Kills 59 Australians every day
  • 1 Australian dies every 24 minutes
  • Responsible for 14% of all deaths in 2011
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Heart attack

  • Every Year, 55,000 Australians suffer a heart attack
  • 1 heart attack every 10 minutes
  • Heart attack claimed 9,811 lives in 2011 = 27 Heart attacks each day
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Physical Inactivity

  • In 2012, 67% of Australians aged 15+ were inactive
  • 12 million Australians aged 15 + are inactive!!!!
  • If more people were physically active for 30 minutes a day, the Australian health care system could save $1.5 billion per year!

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