February 2018

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Healthy Tip: Get your little hearts moving for a healthier life ahead 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 16:45
Close your eyes and think of your happiest memory of Primary school….then ask yourself; were you doing something active or sat still? Were you inside or outside? Were you amongst friends or on your own?   Sadly Primary school children today are not meeting their recommended hour a day of physical...

Family and friends to run 23km in 23 days in memory of Heart Research UK supporter

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 16:04
Friends and family of a woman from Iwade who died tragically whilst on holiday are coming together to run 23km in 23 days in memory of her – and are calling on everyone to join in. Justine Barringer, 44, died whist on an organised dive in Gran Canaria in September last year.  Shortly before her...

Yorkshire businesses prove they have heart and brains

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 15:57
Over a 100 Yorkshire businessmen and women came together for our inaugural Smarty Pants Quiz, helping to raise money for further research into heart disease. The fun-filled evening saw Drydensfairfax solicitors from Leeds come out on top and winning the main prize, a trophy featuring our mascot...

DS Smith Clay Cross awarded silver Healthy Heart Mark

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 14:27
We're pleased to award DS Smith's Clay Cross site a silver Healthy Heart Mark. Our prestigious Healthy Heart Mark is awarded to companies who make a positive contribution towards employee health and wellbeing. Staff at Clay Cross, Derbyshire, have seen management introduce a wide-range of physical...

Healthy Tip: Add life to your golden years

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 16:49
Worldwide, the number of people aged 65 or older is projected to grow from an estimated 524 million in 2010 to nearly 1.5 billion in 2050 which unfortunately is bringing about a growing number of preventable diseases and physical disability (World Health Organization 2018).  Whilst you can’t do...

Healthy Tip: Think of your heart this Valentine's Day

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:55
As Valentine’s Day is upon us, shops have taken on a theme of red and pink as they offer an enticing array of gifts, chocolates, flowers and cards, while restaurants compete with their most romantic menus. Before you know it, making your loved one feel special on Valentine’s Day has become a...

Damart raises over £37,000

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 09:08
One of our leading corporate partners has revealed how much they raised for charity in 2017. Clothing retailer Damart raised over £37,000 by by selling limited-edition items and through staff fundraising activities, including a Christmas lunch and sponsored walk. The money will be shared between...

Healthy Tip: Together at the table

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 13:25
Research shows that there are many health benefits for families that regularly share meal times.  Sadly however, this once traditional habit of eating together around the table appears to be falling out of favour. According to research, whether it’s every night or just a few times a week, eating...

Celebrating Heart Month 

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 09:34
February is Heart Month across the world which shines a spotlight in heart health and here at HRUK its business as usual. Here’s just a snap shot of what we’re up to. We’ve come a long way improving treatments and education on heart disease since Heart Research UK was started. 50 years ago, did you...