Story: Health and society

Heart warrant of fitness

Cardiovascular diseases were a major cause of death in New Zealand in the 2000s. This cartoon poster published by the Heart Foundation encourages men over 45 and women over 55 (and Māori, Pacific and Indian people 10 years younger) to have a heart 'warrant of fitness' – a check-up by a doctor to assess the risk of heart attack. Scroll along to see the entire poster.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Health and society - Lifestyle and environment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/30746/heart-warrant-of-fitness (accessed 30 January 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 6 Apr 2018