Getting started on your healthy heart journey

This is the start of your healthy heart journey. You are in the right place and thank you for visiting. This site aims to help you become healthier, fitter and have a happy, healthy heart.

Thyroid not happy? Then your heart definitely won’t be either!

Do you know where your thyroid gland is and why it’s so important? Perhaps you’ve been told you have a thyroid problem but have been taking the same medications for it for years and don’t really feel any better? Here’s what you need to know about the thyroid and how to keep it healthy to…

Tumeric – is it worth a try of the ‘golden spice’?

What can tumeric help with? As it turns out, the question should be what does it NOT help with? Tumeric has been hailed a ‘super-spice’ for many centuries and is now seen in a local health food store near you. So should you be taking it? I went in search of more information to give…

Healthy Hearties in Surrey this April

Thank you so much for those who came to the April Healthy Hearties meeting. It was great to see so many and we had a lot of new faces this month which was great to see. The Healthy Hearties Surrey Group meets once per month at St Paul’s Church, East Molesey. We talk about all…

Medications getting in the way of weight loss?

How frustrating is it when you are doing everything ‘right’ but still not losing weight? Annoying right? Just when you think you’ve been dealt all the rubbish blows you can handle, there comes another – love handles. There may be a few reasons for this – prolonged hospital stays and recovery periods mean less exercise….

Keeping your cool in the heat if you’re a Heartie

When the temperature rises, your heart has to beat faster and work harder to pump blood to the surface of your skin to assist with sweating to cool your body. This happens through dilation of the small blood vessels (or arteries) close to the surface of the skin). This can cause a drop in blood…

Magnesium – why all the fuss (and should you be taking it)?

You’ve probably heard of magnesium. You may even be taking it. Or at least thought about taking it. So what is so good about it, why all the fuss (aka is it all just a load of hype) and should you be taking it? In short, Magnesium is one mineral that ‘most’ of the population…