Healthy Tip: National Cholesterol Month

Healthy Tip: National Cholesterol Month
October is National Cholesterol Month. Cholesterol is a fatty substance which is needed in the cells of your body. Too much cholesterol in your blood can lead to a build-up in your arteries, which increases your risk of having a heart attack. Eating a healthy, well-balanced dietRead more

Healthy Tip: Avoid sitting too much

Healthy Tip: Avoid sitting too much
Unless you are a wheelchair user, there is evidence to show that prolonged periods of sitting can increase your risk of developing heart disease. Modern technology has changed how we spend our work and leisure time. It is not uncommon for people to spend several hours everyRead more

Healthy Tip: Stay hydrated

Healthy Tip: Stay hydrated
Staying hydrated throughout the day is really important for keeping your heart and circulatory system healthy. Dehydration makes the heart work harder and it can cause your blood pressure to drop. Being hydrated can also help with weight loss as thirst can quite often feel the sameRead more

Healthy Tip: Watch your stress levels

Healthy Tip: Watch your stress levels
We all experience stress from time to time. There are many things that can lead to us feeling stressed. It can come from the news, our jobs, financial insecurity, health issues and personal problems. Feeling constantly stressed and overwhelmed can lead to a rise in blood pressureRead more

Healthy Tip: Reducing your sugar intake

Healthy Tip: Reducing your sugar intake
Around 63% of adults in the UK are either overweight or obese. Excess weight gain occurs when you consume more calories (energy) than you need. Maintaining a healthy weight can reduce your risk of heart disease. Sugar provides energy and consuming too much can lead to weightRead more

Healthy Tip: Smoking

Healthy Tip: Smoking
In the UK around 6.9 million people over the age of 18 smoke. Although rates of smoking have decreased in recent years, the number of people who smoke remains high. Smoking harms almost all organs in the body and it is the leading cause of preventable deathsRead more