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6 Ways To Reduce Your Blood Pressure Naturally

By Angela Hartley on 17 August 2021

Blood pressure (BP) is the amount of force that your heart has to work against to push blood around your body. If it’s too high, your heart has to work harder and over time high blood pressure can increase your risk of stroke, heart attack, heart failure and arrhythmias. 

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Here’s What You Need To Know About Cholesterol

By Angela Hartley on 17 August 2021

What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fatty substance found throughout the body. It is essential for synthesizing vitamin D, stress hormones and sex hormones. Cholesterol is also an important part of bile, required for digestion of fats, and is essential for healthy cell membranes. So it’s no wonder that it’s so confusing when we are constantly told to get our cholesterol as low as possible. And should we take a statin if our levels are high? Angela Hartley, a cardiac nurse and cardiac exercise specialist (www.healthyhearties.co.uk) helps to explain what we need to know about cholesterol. 

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2 Reasons Men Lose Weight Differently (And More Easily) Than Women

By Angela Hartley on 10 August 2021

  This month's blog is written by our guest post, Shelia Johnson. Sheila made the decision to leave the corporate world and long hours behind to start her own business. She has been encouraged by the personal success of her health and wellness routine that she wanted to share it with others. Her page WellSheila.net, is where she hopes to share her story to help people put their physical and mental health first. As tough as it is to admit, weight loss is easier for men. And though this isn’t the case for all males — plenty of men struggle with losing weight, too — the male body is naturally made up of more lean muscle, while women produce greater amounts of fat mass. Hormones and pregnancy also come into play, especially if hormonal imbalances are present. As such, a man and woman who diet and exercise together will often have different weight loss results, even if they’re both counting calories and following the same exercise routine.  

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Heart Health

7 Ways To Reduce Your 
Blood Pressure Naturally

By Angela Hartley on 27 May 2021

Welcome! In this guide, we will show you 7 easy steps that you can take to help lower your blood pressure.   As each person is different, please consult with your doctor before beginning any programme to reduce your blood pressure. The information outlined in this book is intended as a guide only and must be used in conjunction with medical advice. We cannot accept any responsibility for injury or adverse effects that occur.

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Painful, creaking joints? I know just the thing for them...

By Angela Hartley on 20 May 2021

Get those painful, creaking joints moving again! When it comes to the list of ailments I see in my exercise clinic, aching, creaking and painful joints has got to be up there in the top 3! So I'm always searching out for anything that may help my clients to reduce the pain, inflammation and frustration that comes with joint pain.

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The Awesome Foursome

By Angela Hartley on 13 May 2021

Boosting Your Energy Today we are talking about boosting your energy, particularly when you are a heart patient. And who doesn’t want more energy? 

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Turmeric Health Benefits You Need To Know

By Angela Hartley on 16 April 2021

Turmeric Health Benefits 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 you a good overview of turmeric and its health benefits. 

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Caffeine: Yay or Nay?

By Angela Hartley on 16 April 2021

Good morning! I hope you are enjoying the glorious sunshine we’ve been having the last few days.  What a glorious mood everyone is in –  let’s hope it stays this way.  And it’s barbecue weather at last! We used it a lot last summer as it is quick and requires hardly any cleaning (gas barbecue all the way!). Be careful not to burn your food though (that’s a health story for another day, plus food tastes terrible when it’s burnt!). I even made homemade beetroot burgers (go me!) and they didn’t fall apart on the barbecue…. And other people ate them and didn’t complain so they can’t have tasted too bad. 

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