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All-cause mortality for vegetarians is 12% lower than meat eaters. But some veggie meals are high in saturated fat and salt. Yet cutting down on meat is good for your heart and overall health.
Women are more likely to be in poorer health before their heart attack than men, according to new research.
Getting into shape during middle age may reduce your risk of heart failure, according to the findings of a new study.
The NHS has developed an audio running plan to support complete beginners to be able to run 5K (30 minutes). All you need is a pair of trainers.
A quarter of British adults walk for less than nine minutes a day, doing a total of less than one hour a week - including time spent getting to the car, work and the shops.
Deaths from heart disease have more than halved in the last three decades in Northern Ireland.
According to mental health orgnaisation Mind, work is the most stressful factor in people’s lives. One in three people (34%) saying their work life was either very or quite stressful, more so than debt and financial problems (30%) or health (17%).
Nitrate, naturally found in soil and absorbed by vegetables through the roots, has been found to widen blood vessels and lowering blood pressure.
British Cycling encourages women to get on their bikes with support from their own women only programme. In the next few months they offer free training for women to become champions and support other women get cycling.
Check out these two new evidence briefings designed for anyone working in physical activity and health, providing relevant statistics to help you making the case for physical activity.