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.

My Cardiac Rehab Programmes

Cardiac rehab is key to recovering effectively after any heart problem. It can help to get your heart stronger, your fitness up, your strength back and teach you about how to exercise safely. After a heart attack, surgery, stent, pacemaker, rhythm problem or any other heart condition, it can be difficult to know what exercise…

Should you be taking a multivitamin?

Are you getting all the nutrients you need from your diet? Ideally, we’d get all of our nutrients from whole, unprocessed foods, especially fruits and vegetables, but the fact is we often don’t and often we need to turn to a multivitamin to give us a boost to our diet in times of need. When…

Heart healthy foods you SHOULD be eating

Time and time again we read headlines, see posts, and get told by our heart doctors about all the things we should AVOID. “Don’t eat sugar”, “Avoid caffeine”, “Cut down on alcohol, “Stop eating such big portions of carbs”. It’s like being a school kid again and getting told over and over to be quiet….

Why I do what I do!

Here’s why I started the Healthy Hearties Inner Circle. As a cardiac nurse and exercise coach, I found that so many heart patients did not get the support they need when they…

Exercising with hypertension

Exercising with high blood pressure This week’s blog is all about exercise and blood pressure. A lot of people have been told by their GP/consultant that they have high blood pressure and may be looking for safe ways of reducing it. You may have been given medications to bring it down if it is high…

Sober-tober?

Happy October! Whilst it may now be officially Autumn, I’m holding out hope that this fantastic weather will last. The days still feel long, there isn’t a need to carry more than one layer and I haven’t yet been taking an umbrella. Long may it last! October is a bit of a nothing month –…

Brush your teeth, for heart’s sake!

Did you know that brushing your teeth is important for heart health? Or that you need to tell your dentist about your medications in case they need to change your treatment plan? Strong, healthy teeth aren’t just important so that you don’t walk around with stinky breath (no one wants the nickname fox breath). You…

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…