Struggling to find the motivation to get or stay fit? Fitness says more about your future health than you may think. All you have to do is listen to your heart.

Updated: Tuesday 24 January 2023

Published: Friday 20 May 2016

Whilst the public health focus of 2020 has understandably been the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to remember that there are over 7 million people living with heart and circulatory diseases in the UK, and almost 170,000 deaths as a result of the diseases – around 1 in 4 of all UK deaths. Approximately a quarter (44,000) of these deaths are premature, which is enough to fill most premier league football stadiums. However, if you age well you can mitigate much of your risk.

Updated: Tuesday 24 January 2023

Published: Thursday 24 September 2020

Not sure what to make of your blood pressure? Here’s how the numbers work.

Updated: Tuesday 24 January 2023

Published: Friday 18 November 2016

High blood pressure increases the force on your blood vessel walls, as well as the strain on your heart. This increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke. However, even small reductions in your blood pressure can significantly reduce this risk. Abby Smith explains five ways you can lower your blood pressure through the food you eat.

Updated: Wednesday 18 January 2023

Published: Wednesday 18 January 2023

Knowing what to eat is one thing, getting it into your diet is another.

Updated: Wednesday 21 December 2022

Published: Tuesday 31 January 2017

Need motivation to get off the couch? Nuffield Health’s Head of Fitness, Chris Foster, gives six no nonsense reasons why you should get active, now.

Updated: Wednesday 16 November 2022

Published: Monday 7 September 2015

Getting a good night's sleep isn't just about having energy for the day ahead, it has real effects on your health. Physiologist Jade Wells explains.

Updated: Friday 7 October 2022

Published: Monday 8 August 2016

Your heart holds the secret to your stress levels. Nuffield Health's Head of Clinical Wellbeing explains why, and how you can use heart rate variability to combat the effects of stress.

Updated: Friday 7 October 2022

Published: Tuesday 23 June 2015

It’s a common misconception that all cholesterol is bad for your health. Nuffield Health Professional Head of Physiology, Justin Jones, explains not only what good cholesterol is, but also how to increase the levels of it in your system.

Updated: Tuesday 21 June 2022

Published: Friday 3 February 2017

It’s estimated sleep apnoea goes undiagnosed in as many as 5% of adults in the UK. The difficulty of course, is it only happens while you sleep. Here are six signs to wake up to.

Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022

Published: Friday 29 July 2016

MRI scans are among the safest medical procedures available yet some patients dread the experience. Here's our top tips for how to stay calm and get your scan.

Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022

Published: Friday 15 January 2016

If you're visiting hospital, there's a few basics you'll need to take with you. Our video guide shows you what to pack whether you're only coming in for the day, overnight, or staying a little longer.

Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022

Published: Tuesday 19 July 2016

What you eat can have a huge impact on the health of your cardiovascular system, so take control your risk of heart disease by making smart food choices.

Updated: Monday 25 April 2022

Published: Thursday 27 August 2015

A healthy cholesterol level isn’t just about having less of the bad, it’s also about having plenty of the good. Here’s what healthy levels look like.

Updated: Monday 25 April 2022

Published: Tuesday 22 November 2016

Does the sight of blood make the room spin? Here's how to fight back against blood-injury-needle phobia and pump up your resistance to fainting.

Updated: Wednesday 10 November 2021

Published: Thursday 9 June 2016

Move your whole body across all dimensions with this workout designed to improve flexibility and mobility and get your heart pumping.

Updated: Wednesday 16 September 2020

Published: Tuesday 7 July 2015

Worried about radiation in medical scans? You should see how much astronauts put up with! This animation shows just how little radiation is needed to help experts diagnose and treat medical conditions.

Updated: Thursday 10 September 2020

Published: Friday 16 September 2016

Andy had noticed he was getting larger. He was aware that his chest would get tight, and he preferred to hide in the back of photographs. But it wasn't until he applied for the Healthy Weight Programme that he realised how close he was to a catastrophic event.

Updated: Monday 18 May 2020

Published: Tuesday 30 May 2017

Alex worried that he’d never be able to dive again after a blockage in his heart was discovered. But he wasn’t willing to give up without a fight.

Updated: Friday 20 March 2020

Published: Wednesday 19 August 2015

The 16-year-old isn’t taking the life-limiting condition lying down. She’s fighting her CF with a fitness programme designed to improve her quality of life.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

Published: Saturday 17 December 2016