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This July visit your local BHF shop, buy an item of clothing and inject your own fashion flair into it.
Whether you have an occasion to attend, are heading to a festival or going away on holiday this summer visit your local shop to find the perfect outfit.
Our strategy sets out our plans to fund half a billion pounds of research over the next five years.
Whether you are living with heart disease or supporting a friend or family member, our online community is a space for you.
Meet some of our heart heroes who have bravely shared their stories with others.
Read our vision and priorities to 2020 and see how we're fighting for every heartbeat.
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We're looking beyond the heart to tackle heart and circulatory disease
Our expert explains how to manage in hot weather if you've been told to limit your fluids for heart failure.
According to recent news, chocolate could reduce your risk of the most common irregular heartbeat. Before you rush to the shops, we look behind the headlines.
See which meat and fish options are good or bad for your heart health, and get some healthy recipe ideas.
According to recent news coverage, taking it easy on a two-week holiday could be deadly, causing diabetes, heart conditions, and obesity. We debunk the disturbing headlines.
The Mediterranean diet is great for us, so how can we give the meals we love a healthy twist? Pick your favourite to find out.
Now that the weather's warming up, it’s time to make the most of fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables. Get inspired with some of our delicious heart-healthy recipes.
We all know exercise is good for us, but what actually happens inside your body when you get active? Watch our animation to find out, and read more about how exercise can help your heart.
Looking for healthy BBQ food? Try our eight healthy marinades and rubs for juicy, flavourful meat and vegetarian options.
It's not always easy to spot sugar on ingredients lists, because it can come under lots of different names. To help you avoid eating too much added sugar, our infographic shows 50 names for sugar you might come across.
Our expert explains whether salads will help you lose weight, how to create healthier dressings, and whether they are a good meal choice when eating out.
With “protein pots”, protein shakes and protein-enhanced snacks filling the shelves of supermarkets, sandwich chains and health food shops, protein is definitely the most fashionable food group. But do you really know the facts?
Barbecue food doesn't have to be bad for you. Learn how to have a healthy barbecue and how to make sure your summer foods are healthy foods.
At the BHF we fund research into cardiovascular disease and ensure discoveries from the lab bench make a difference at the patient’s bedside. Watch our animation for one example of how we’ve done just that.
You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy a sport. With plenty of taster sessions during the summer months - some of them free - now’s the time to get involved. Which will you try this summer?
'Diet' or 'low-calorie’ soft drinks that contain artificial sweeteners could increase your risk of stroke, according to the latest news coverage. We look behind the headlines
Getting fit doesn't have to feel like a chore. We've compiled a list of our top free fitness apps that might even make you forget you’re working out.
We know that getting your 5-a-day is good for your health - and strawberries must be one of the most delicious ways to help you get there. Here are some ideas for doing it without the cream.
Comfort food doesn’t have to be unhealthy. Follow our quick step-by-step videos and enjoy heart-healthy versions of three comfort food favourites - macaroni cheese, pizza, and spaghetti Bolognese.
News stories have suggested that if you have grey or white hair you’re at an increased risk of heart disease. We go behind the headlines.
Air pollution contributes to around 40,000 premature deaths in the UK each year and is linked to heart attack and stroke. Our animation explains how air pollution affects your body and how you can reduce your risk.
With warmer days and lighter evenings, now is the perfect time to be active outside. BHF Physical Activity Specialist Lisa Young offers ideas on how you can be active for 30 minutes on at least five days of the week.
In April and May it’s not too late to sow summer bedding and vegetables, says our expert gardener Paul Peacock.
Our expert answers a question about the risk of Mycobacterium chimaera infection after surgery, and explains what to do if you're concerned.
With spring here at last, we have more daylight hours. Read how to use them wisely to maintain your heart health.
A new study has linked drinking alcohol with a healthier heart. But, don’t pick up the wine bottle yet, as we look behind the headlines.
This infection of the heart’s inner lining is rare, but some people with heart conditions are at higher risk. Professor Jonathan Sandoe explains more about the condition.
Stroke can be sudden and devastating, but for some people, there are new horizons beyond it. Sarah Brealey hears the stories of three inspiring survivors.
Knowing your real size is important. BHF Associate Medical Director Dr Mike Knapton tells Senior Cardiac Nurse Emily Reeve why.
Bowls is a social sport, suitable for all levels of fitness. Check out our six reasons why you should give bowls a try.
We can all benefit from more plant protein in our diet - so whether you’re a vegetarian or just cutting back on meat, here are our top 10 tasty meat-free meals.
Being active can help you prepare for surgery and improve your recovery. Rachael Healy puts common questions to two experts.
Bored with breakfast? Senior Dietitian Victoria Taylor presents five quick and easy ideas to make you fall in love with your morning meal.
We make thousands of decisions per day, but what if the outcome was life-changing? Lucy Trevallion shares expert tips and speaks to Guy Heywood about his rapid surgery decision.
Our expert discusses whether artificial sweeteners are better for you than sugar.
Our expert answers whether you need to take vitamin D to protect your heart
An echocardiogram provides ultrasound images of your heart. Dr Rajan Sharma explains this common test to our Senior Cardiac Nurse Emily Reeve
To tackle heart and circulatory disease we need to look beyond the heart. Explore how we're investing millions of pounds to find a cure for problems all around the body.
A change in health can be hard to accept, especially if it happens overnight. Lucy Trevallion hears about Jason Gutridge's emotional journey after his sudden collapse.
Our expert looks at the recent trend for 'clean eating' and discusses whether it's a good lifestyle choice.
Our medical expert answers a question about migraine with aura and the associated stroke risk.
Mike Keavey faced multiple heart problems, but he's loving life again after finding new interests and rekindling old ones, as he tells Rachel Healy.
Everyone needs protein, but it’s not all about steak. Our Heart Health Dietitian Tracy Parker answers common questions about protein.
News stories have suggested that if you skip breakfast you can increase your risk of heart disease. But are you really risking your health if you’re not a breakfast person?
Our expert answers a question about the differences between branded and unbranded medications.
Lacunar stroke is a type of stroke that could be contributing to dementia. Sarah Brealey hears how Professor Joanna Wardlaw and her colleagues are tackling the problem.
Funded by the BHF, Professor Paolo Madeddu is researching ways to ensure bone marrow stays healthy so it can promote healing, especially in people with diabetes.
News stories have suggested that cramming all your physical activity into the weekend could have the same benefits as regular exercise. We look behind the headlines.
Eating more protein doesn't have to mean eating more meat. Here are 10 high-protein foods that can boost your intake and help you maintain a heart-healthy diet.
BHF Professor Federica Marelli-Berg's immune system research is tackling organ transplant rejection and myocarditis. Find out more, and watch a video about the research.
Leaving the European Union will bring many changes that could affect scientific research and the NHS. We explore the issues and look at what happens next.
Our expert answers a question from the parent of a child born with pulmonary atresia and explains what the condition is.
Social media allows us to communicate with people all over the world, but did you know it could also help you maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle? Heart Health Dietitian Tracy Parker explains.
Follow along to our strength exercises video and try out these everyday alternatives to weights, in the comfort of your own home.
Many people with heart conditions face mental health issues as a result. We hear how Margaret Brain beat hers and shows where you can find help.
We report on new research that has linked obesity with lower risk of in-hospital death after heart surgery.
A healthy diet helps to prevent problems such as coronary heart disease and obesity. See our dietitian's advice for healthy eating on a budget.
Discussing health issues, whether yours or a loved one’s, isn’t always easy. Rachael Healy gets advice from an expert and a heart patient who’s been through it.
How do you make achievable goals to help improve your health? Lucy Trevallion ask two experts for their 10 top tips on setting and reaching realistic goals.
Jim Lynskey is the youngest person in the UK living with an left ventricular assist device, a mechanical heart pump that keeps him alive. Read about his experience and watch a video of Jim talking about his daily life.
A heart condition can affect all aspects of your life – especially your psychological or emotional health. We report on the revelations of our exclusive survey.
We examine research that shows for the first time how stress could cause heart attacks and stroke
Keep active following these 9 ways to shape up that will cost you (almost) nothing.
Cooking healthy meals doesn’t have to be tricky. Our Senior Dietitian Victoria Taylor explains how you can keep it simple but still look after your heart.
Want to know what's hot right now when it comes to diets and ingredients? We explain the pros and cons of the latest food trends.
Tracking your swimming progress is a great way to stay motivated. We've picked out 5 free apps to use on dry land that will encourage you to keep going when you're in the pool.
It’s never too late to start being active. Follow these practical tips and do something you can be proud of.
Dreary weather can make it harder to exercise outside. With help from experts Jayne Miller and Sarah Spuffard, Rachael Healy presents a guide to keep you moving without leaving the house.
Keeping active will help you maintain your independence. Try these 10 simple activities to improve your strength and balance.
Swimming is a great way to get fit and build strength. Lifelong swimmer Ivor Pope tells Rachael Healy about the benefits.
Life doesn’t stop when you develop heart problems, and to prove that here are five people who went on to do amazing things.
9 easy ways to add vegetables to your everyday meals so you (or your kids) won’t even notice eating them
You can make any of these 10 simple heart-healthy meals using only four ingredients from your fridge or store cupboard.
Why are some of us better at coping with tough times than others? We explain how resilience helps and meet Claire, a heart patient who has learned skills for resilience.
An electrocardiogram, or ECG, looks at your heart’s rate, rhythm and electrical activity. Professor Peter Macfarlane explain what this simple test involves.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm is relatively common in older men and can be life-threatening. A new study hopes to shed light on how it develops.
Learn why it's important to have your cholesterol tested, what you'll learn from the cholesterol test and what you can do about it.
Martin Fennings' heart attack and surgery inspired major lifestyle changes and huge weight loss. He tells us his story.
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a little-known condition where your heart muscle becomes suddenly weakened - it's sometimes called broken heart syndrome. Our expert explains the causes, diagnosis and treatment.
Kidney disease can cause major health problems, as well as raising your risk of heart disease. Dr Maarten Koeners is trying to tackle this problem.
Learn how BHF-funded research could help families who are affected by congenital heart disease.
Professor Martin Wilkins is researching new treatments for pulmonary arterial hypertension, supported by BHF funding.
We’ve ranked the most popular cereals from best to worst based on their nutritional value. Find out which ones will get your day off to a healthy start.
Our expert answers whether eating your meal late in the day is bad for your health
Some newspapers have claimed that cooking at high temperatures can increase your risk of heart disease. We look behind the headlines.
The BHF gives its view on news stories about a possible association between eating one egg for breakfast and cutting your risk of a stroke
Our medical expert explains whether it's alright to drink wine whilst taking the anticoagulant drug warfarin for your heart.
Our medical expert explains PoTS - postural tachycardia syndrome - a condition that causes an increase in your heart rate after sitting or standing.
ARBs treat heart failure and high blood pressure and may be prescribed following a heart attack. Read what they are, how they work, their possible side effects and more.
Research has given new insight into an inherited heart condition causing sudden death in young people. Now a new BHF fund could help stop those deaths.
Professor Nishi Chaturvedi explains how your ethnic origin can affect your heart and circulatory health.
Bettina tells us her story about her fight against heart disease
You’re entitled to pick your NHS care, but how do you do it, and how can it benefit you as a heart patient? We explain.
Chief Inspector of Hospitals Sir Mike Richards gives four top tips on how to choose the right hospital for you.
E-cigarettes are everywhere and they’re rarely out of the news. Lucy Trevallion looks at the pros and cons of vaping.
It’s not always easy to tell where those sneaky saturated fats are hiding. Take our quiz to test your knowledge.
We report on a study that links ibuprofen with heart failure. Should you be worried, or is the research limited?
We look at the research about mindfulness, meditation and heart disease. Plus, a free six minute guided relaxation to try.
Pippa Middleton reveals ten mouth-watering recipes from her new cookbook, Heartfelt. The BHF receives 100 per cent of the profit from the sale of this book.
We debunk the seven most common and persistent myths around heart disease. How many do you know?