Nutrition

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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Cutting Down on the Sweet Stuff

By Angela Hartley on 16 April 2021

So let’s talk about sugar. Yes, I know. All we seem to hear in the media lately is how sugar is the new enemy in the fight against ill health. But it tastes so good! What can we possibly do to resist it? And is it really that bad? The most common thing I hear is ‘but I don’t eat junk food so I don’t have any sugar.’ However, manufacturers are clever and they sneak sugar into pretty much EVERYTHING! 

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Maintaining a Heart Healthy Diet When Eating Out

By Angela Hartley on 16 April 2021

Maintaining a heart-healthy diet VS Eating out  Eating out is a way of life for many people, but it can be a challenge for people who are trying to have a heart healthy diet. I always teach everyone that when eating out, you must feel confident about the food choices you are making. It doesn’t always have to be a ‘blow out’. You also shouldn’t avoid social events and definitely shouldn’t fear that you will never be able to enjoy dessert again. 

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What Supplements Are Heart Healthy?

By Angela Hartley on 16 April 2021

We all know the importance of getting the right nutrients into our bodies, but it can be hard to get everything we need through food alone. That’s where supplements come in to play. Every week there is a new pill propping up the shelves of Holland and Barrett and other health food stores. With so many options and so much conflicting information, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed in the supplement aisle. 

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Batteries on Empty? Are You Taking This Heart Healthy Supplement That Can Boost Your Energy Levels?

By Angela Hartley on 16 April 2021

Batteries feel like they are on empty? When you have a heart condition, the first thing that hits you is the deep feeling of fatigue. Often this has to do with the repair process that is going on in the heart. Whether you’ve had a heart attack, stent or surgery your heart is undergoing so many cellular processes to repair wounds, heal damaged muscle and cope with the increased demands of the body. Combine this with a cocktail of new medications that may have side effects, the lack of sleep (even though you’re exhausted, you still can’t sleep!) and the increased oxygen demands of the heart, you feel…. knackered all the time. For many people, it takes several weeks for their energy levels to return. For others, their energy is never quite the same again. 

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Magnesium – Why All the Fuss (and Should You Be Taking It)?

By Angela Hartley on 16 April 2021

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? 

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Sober-tober?

By Angela Hartley on 16 April 2021

  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! 

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Supplements After a Heart Attack: What May Help and What To Avoid

By Angela Hartley on 16 April 2021

Confused or overwhelmed about supplements? You’re not alone. Many people aren’t given ANY information about supplements after they’ve had a heart attack, which is a shame as supplements can play a key role in helping you to get your energy back and may help to improve your recovery. 

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