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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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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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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Nutrition

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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5 Healthy Heart Tips You Can Implement Now

By Angela Hartley on 16 April 2021

Healthy Heart Tips There are 5 healthy heart tips you can implement. Obviously, I always talk about heart health, but I want to really focus on what you can do to ensure you are reducing your risk of having future heart problems. Specifically, this is particularly relevant if you have a history of heart problems or if you had a recent operation or procedure. 

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