Heart

Heart disease no longer main killer in UK

A study funded by leading health charity the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has discovered cardiovascular disease is no longer the main killer in a number of countries in Western Europe, including the UK.

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Diabetes

Sat at a desk all day? Get active for an hour, say experts

If you’re inspired to get more active by this summer’s sporting events – which are about to start in Rio – there’s another good reason to go for a run or a brisk walk during your lunchtime.

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Heart

Six reasons to take the stairs

It’s a fact that most people spend too much time sitting these days. According to the charity Heart Research UK, the average worker sits for 10 hours a day, which includes sitting for up to 70 percent of the time they spend at work.

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Heart

How far can you run?

Do you get out of breath running for a bus? If so, you’re not alone. According to new statistics from the British Heart Foundation, almost half of women and two fifths of men say they’re so unfit, running for the bus would leave them out of puff.

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Heart

Eat fish for a healthy heart

Chefs and nutrition experts love it. But according to Heart Research UK, fish is falling out of favour, particularly with British youngsters.

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Allergy

Spring clean your meds

Whenever the season changes from winter to spring it’s an ideal time for many of us to clear out lots of clutter and generally give our homes a thorough cleaning.

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Family

How to put a spring in your step

Whenever the season changes from winter to spring, one of the things many people start thinking about is getting into shape.

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Heart

Talk about family health problems – for your heart’s sake

Eight out of 10 people claim they’d want to know if heart disease ran in their family.

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Fitness Self-Assessment Test

Find out how fit you are and get some useful advice on the next best steps.

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Heart Health Video Wall

Watch other people’s stories on coping with vascular conditions such as diabetes, stroke, kidney and heart disease.

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Heart

Protect your heart from a cold snap

So far it’s been an unusually mild winter. But with weather forecasters warning a cold snap may be just around the corner, it’s time to wrap up and keep warm for your health’s sake.

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