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Read our vision and priorities to 2020 and see how we're fighting for every heartbeat.
Explore our interactive and learn about healthy habits across the globe
Keeping those New Year’s resolutions may be easier than you think. Just follow these simple steps.
Are you really as healthy as you think you are? Or maybe you are healthier than you think? Take our quick quiz to find out.
Exercising can help boost your mood and self-esteem, so can help tackle symptoms of depression. Rob Otley, 40, from Cornwall, found getting active helped him fight back after heart problems.
When Colin Hackles suffered a heart attack, he and his wife Lynne had to find ways to deal with the accompanying stress. Lucy Trevallion hears how they tackled the situation together.
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.
From nutrition information to which fitness activity suits you, our quizzes are a fun way to test your knowledge and learn more about living a heart-healthy lifestyle.
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.
Self-control is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Miranda Fitzgerald explains how we can all become willpower superheroes
Follow our six top tips to help you feel empowered after a heart event, or if you've recently been diagnosed.
What healthy habits do other countries have, and what can we learn from this? Explore our interactive to read about habits from across the globe that could help us boost our health.
We look at the research about mindfulness, meditation and heart disease. Plus, a free six minute guided relaxation to try.
It’s normal to feel low sometimes, but if depression is interfering with your life, help is available. Lucy Trevallion hears from four readers who've found treatments that worked for them, including mindfulness and talking therapies.
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.
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.
Stress is a common experience, especially when we're going through health problems. Lucy Trevallion examines how stress affects us and shares ways to face it.
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.
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.
Having a heart event or finding out you’ve got heart disease can knock your confidence. Rachael Healy hears how learning about your condition and speaking to people in the same boat can help you feel empowered.
Dr Frank Ryan, a clinical psychologist and author of Willpower for Dummies, explains his top 10 tips to improve your self-control and boost your willpower.
Medicines can treat symptoms, but restoring quality of life sometimes needs a broader approach. Learn what social prescribing is, and meet a patient who’s benefited.
Long-term sleep deprivation can damage your health. Get our expert's tips on how to get a better night's sleep.
If you’ve got a heart condition, you may be worried about planning a summer holiday. But a heart problem doesn’t have to mean an end to your holidays, as long as you have the right information and prepare properly. We answer some common questions.
Listening is an important skill in all areas of life, whether supporting a loved one, dealing with colleagues or in family relationships. Get our tips on how to do it better with active listening.
When you’re a carer, taking a break is vital to your wellbeing. We explain what respite care is and meet people who’ve benefitted.
Dr Mary Welford, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, shares her expert tips.
Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission (CQC), gives her tips on what to look for in a care home.
A heart attack prompted former sprinter Mark Bannan to reassess his priorities and take time to enjoy life, as he tells us.
Confidence is often shaken following a heart event. We get tips on recovery from those who’ve been there and two leading psychologists.
Psychologist Professor Stephen Joseph shares his advice on recovering after a heart attack or heart surgery.
Read these words of wisdom from people who have been through heart attack, heart surgery or cardiac arrest and come out the other side.
Here are tips from some of our experienced cardiac nurses and heart health advisors on getting your confidence back.
Returning to your job can be a vital part of recovering from a heart event. Sarah Brealey gets tips from an expert and meets three people who made the transition back to work.
Holidays come with lots of temptations, but how can you resist them and stay heart-healthy whilst enjoying your trip? Follow our tips while you’re away and get the best of both worlds.
People who have gone back to work after a heart attack share their tips about what they have learned.
The end of life needs of people with heart disease aren’t being met. As new guidance is published on the sensitive issue of palliative care, we explain why we need to talk about death and dying.
If you want to have a conversation about death, whether you’ve received a diagnosis or want to break bad news, here are some pointers to help you.
Cardiac rehabilitation helps you recover after a heart event. Sarah Brealey meets some of the trained professionals involved.
Breaking with convention can lead to better patient care. Sarah Brealey reports on Liverpool Heart and Chest hospital, which is putting patients and family members at the heart of care.
We've funded an integrated heart failure service to bring the best possible care to heart failure patients. Sarah Brealey reports on an innovative project in north Wales.
Involving patients in health services can help make improvements that might not otherwise have happened. Sarah Brealey reports on patient involvement at Barts Heart Centre in London.
Use the time spent waiting for a hospital procedure or surgery to ensure you’re as prepared as possible. A surgeon, a specialist nurse and a nurse practitioner share expert tips with us.
Hospital stay coming up? Learn what to pack with our exclusive video and list of 12 things to pack - specially written for those who are having a heart operation or procedure.
No one looks forward to spending time in hospital - but there are things that can make it a lot better, as Sarah Brealey explains.
Going through change can be unsettling, especially when it’s caused by a heart condition. We discover how Trevor Munkenbeck coped with life after a heart attack.
Improving your health with physical activity and a balanced diet is a great idea, but we often make excuses to stick to our old ways. Here are 20 reasons to ignore those excuses.
Having a heart condition can affect your mental wellbeing too. This section offers tips for coping, information about antidepressants, and real stories, plus results of our exclusive survey.
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.
If your heart condition is affecting your sex life, you’re not alone. We talk to two couples who have overcome their issues and rekindled their desire.
We explain what erectile dysfunction is, the causes of it, the links with cardiovascular disease and how to treat it.
If you feel lonely, you’re not alone – and there is plenty of help out there. We ask people who have beaten loneliness for their tips on how to deal with loneliness. Plus, watch our exclusive video.
Receiving a diagnosis of a heart condition can be difficult. We offer tips for dealing with it and useful questions to ask in your appointment.
Dealing with the death of a loved one is one of the hardest things any of us have to face. We talk to Sandra Cohen about the death of her beloved husband, and presents tips for coping.
There's a lot to think about when you have to deal with a death, all at a time when you might be struggling to cope yourself. We give a summary of the practical considerations.