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…

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…

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…

Tumeric – is it worth a try of the ‘golden spice’?

What can tumeric help with? As it turns out, the question should be what does it NOT help with? 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…

Healthy Hearties in Surrey this April

Thank you so much for those who came to the April Healthy Hearties meeting. It was great to see so many and we had a lot of new faces this month which was great to see. The Healthy Hearties Surrey Group meets once per month at St Paul’s Church, East Molesey. We talk about all…