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Sitting vs standing

1 August 2015

A new study published in the European Heart Journal has found that spending more time standing and walking in place of sitting could have numerous health benefits, including lowering your cholesterol and body mass index.

Our Heart Heroes taking part in British Transplant Games

31 July 2015

Two of our Heart Heroes are competing in the British Transplant Games this weekend.

David Lloyd Leisure join the fight against heart disease

30 July 2015

David Lloyd Leisure commit to raising £200,000 in the fight against heart disease

Desperate shortage of donors as heart transplant waiting list doubles in five years

20 July 2015

The number of people desperately waiting for a heart transplant has more than doubled in just five years, according to the latest statistics.

New guidelines on health and carbohydrates issued

17 July 2015

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has published their final recommendations on carbohydrates, including sugars and fibre following a draft report in 2014. The report examined the latest evidence on the links between consumption of carbohydrates, sugars, starch and fibre and a range of health outcomes (such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, bowel health and tooth decay).

Dame Esther Rantzen joins the British Heart Foundation in celebration of outstanding volunteers

17 July 2015

This week, Dame Esther Rantzen joined us in celebration of the commitment and dedication of a group of outstanding volunteers.

An afternoon of volunteering

16 July 2015

After spending time volunteering in one of our retail shops earlier this year our Chief Executive Simon Gillespie decided it was time to surprise volunteers in one of our Furniture & Electrical stores.

Thank You: Your support has helped to raise £34.4 million in the fight for every heartbeat

15 July 2015

Thank you to those who have donated items, purchased goods or given their time to volunteer, you have all contributed to our shops’ success.

Transplant drug used to treat heart attacks

13 July 2015

BHF-funded researchers at Newcastle University have shown how the immune system could be involved in heart attack damage