Heart

Eat like a Mediterranean to protect your heart

The Mediterranean diet is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s healthiest ways of eating. Indeed, many scientific studies suggest it’s associated with a lower risk of several diseases.

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Heart

Five ways walking boosts health

Going for a walk is arguably the most popular – and possibly also the easiest – way of keeping fit and active for many people.

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Heart

How to prevent a heart attack or stroke: get your blood pressure checked

One in three people in the UK is living with high blood pressure, says Blood Pressure UK.

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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 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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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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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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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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