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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Heart Health

Getting Started on Your Healthy Heart Journey

By Angela Hartley on 16 April 2021

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. 

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Heart Health

How To Know if You Are in AF

By Angela Hartley on 16 April 2021

How do you know if you are in AF? Have you ever had palpitations, then when you got to the doctor and they did an ecg everything is ‘normal’ and they send you away? They say there’s nothing that can be done if they can’t find anything wrong. You then go home, have a beer or two and whammo, there goes the heart racing away again. You book another appointment, race in and say ‘see doc, it happened again’ only to find there’s nothing on the doctor’s machine readout again. And so the cycle continues. It’s possible that what you are having is Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation (AF). 

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Heart Health

How To Convince Your (Stubborn) Mate To See a Doctor

By Angela Hartley on 16 April 2021

So this isn’t a dig at men, who used to have a reputation for being too stoic for going to the doctor until there was a REALLY big reason to. I just wanted to open up the conversation about our partners, family members, friends or colleagues. Male or female, young or not so young. There’s always someone that you know who is the ‘tough cookie’ – never seems to complain, never seems to get ill and always seems to be on the go, helping others, or cleaning out a shed, or washing windows on an unstable ladder (just my dad?!). But nothing ever happens to them, right? So we don’t have to worry about them? 

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Heart Health

Keeping Your Cool in the Heat if You’re a Heartie

By Angela Hartley on 16 April 2021

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 pressure as well as an increase in heart rate to try and expel heat from the body. If you have a heart condition, this may make you feel dizzy or faint, so it’s important that you keep your cool in the heat. 

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Heart Health

Reduce Blood Pressure and Stress With This One Simple Trick

By Angela Hartley on 16 April 2021

Reduce Blood Pressure and Stress   This week, I will teach you how to reduce blood pressure and stress. This blog post is all about keeping your cool when you’re feeling anxious, stressed or are having trouble sleeping (often all 3 when you’re under pressure!) I wanted to give you a simple trick that you can use every day to help calm the central nervous system. This simple trick can help to reduce your heart rate, reduce your blood pressure and help you to get to sleep.  

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Heart Health

Medications Getting in the Way of Weight Loss?

By Angela Hartley on 16 April 2021

How frustrating is it when you are doing everything ‘right’ but still not losing weight? 

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Heart Health

Thyroid Not Happy? How Thyroid Affects the Heart

By Angela Hartley on 16 April 2021

Did you know that thyroid affects the heart? 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? Or you’re unsure how thyroid affects the heart? 

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