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Worldwide, physical inactivity is thought to cause more than five million deaths each year, says the health charity British Heart Foundation (BHF).
Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a potentially deadly inherited condition which, if undiagnosed, can cause people to have heart attacks at an early age.
Stroke kills more than 40,000 people a year in the UK and leaves around two-thirds of stroke survivors with a disability. Yet almost a quarter of people wouldn’t call 999 if they spotted someone with the first signs of stroke, says Public Health England (PHE).
Doing resistance exercises – which use body weight to strengthen muscles – may help people with Type 2 diabetes manage their risk of complications, say scientists from the University of British Columbia.