WIN a Philips Airfryer this World Heart Day

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World Heart Day takes place on 29 September and is an increasingly important day for many reasons.

Heart disease or cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a broad term for all diseases of the heart and blood vessels, with the most prevalent cardiovascular diseases including coronary heart disease (e.g. heart attack) and cerebrovascular disease (e.g. stroke), in addition to other minor impairments. Heart disease is the leading cause of premature death in the world, and immediate action is needed to ensure a heart healthy future for all. It is estimated that over 17.5 million people died from cardiovascular disease in 2015, representing 31% of global deaths – a number that is expected to grow to more than 23.6 million by 2030.

Modern lifestyles mean we’re consuming higher calorie foods and processed, pre-packaged and sugary food and drinks, contributing to the major risk factors for heart disease – such as higher blood pressure, raised blood sugar, raised blood fats (including cholesterols and triglycerides) and obesity. Simple behavioural changes and taking ownership of our own health can help to reduce the risk of developing heart disease.

A healthy heart and circulation system starts with a balanced diet – in fact, along with other healthy lifestyle choices, a heart-healthy diet may reduce the risk of someone developing heart disease or having a stroke by 80%. Including plenty of fruit and vegetables, whole grains, lean meat, fish and with restricted salt, sugar and fat intake in your diet can substantially reduce the risk of developing CVD. Research shows that your daily fat intake should not exceed 30% of total daily energy intake to avoid unhealthy weight gain.

What are the first symptoms of heart disease?

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Swollen feet
  • Pain or cramping when climbing, walking, or moving
  • Feeling dizzy or light-headed
  • Shortness of breath
  • Depression
  • Migraines
  • Loud heart beat
  • Combined anxiety, sweating and nausea attack

Philips understands the importance of heart health and sees food and drink as crucial elements in helping to increase the number of healthy hearts. As a global leader in health technology, Philips is proud to partner with the World Heart Federation to raise awareness this World Heart Day of cardiovascular disease and its associated risks.  Philips believes that homemade food has the power to provide healthy, unaltered nourishment, giving you control over the ingredients and therefore the quality of the food. What is more, cooking and eating homemade food brings families and people together, enhancing relationships and building healthy routines for life. Philips has a range of kitchen appliances, including the Philips Avance Airfryer XXL Twin TurboStar, which are designed to make preparing nourishing but tasty meals at home easy.

By combining a powerful heater and motor (2225W) with new Twin TurboStar technology, the hot air in the Avance Airfryer XXL swirls fast, like a tornado – throughout the entire cooking basket. This extracts fat from food, whilst still sealing in the juices and flavor, and captures it all in the FatReducer at the bottom of the Airfryer – so you can just throw out the fat!  Now you can still treat yourself to the wonderfully tasty fried food you love, but with a minimum amount of fat. The brand new Philips Avance Airfryer XXL with fat removal technology is the most powerful Airfryer ever made2, helping you to prepare yummy but healthier food at home.

BODYTEC and Philips are giving away one Philips Avance Airfryer XXL Twin TurboStar worth R4 999.00 in September as part of a movement to helping South Africans better their heart health.


Email your Name, Address and Telephone Number to (Subject line: "PHILIPS AIRFRYER") and your answer to the following question:  What are three of the first symptoms of heart disease?

The competition closes on 30 September 12pm. The winner will be contacted via email and announced on social media. *T&C’s apply.

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