Updated: Monday 28 September 2020

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: Thursday 24 September 2020

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: Wednesday 16 September 2020

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: Wednesday 16 September 2020

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 September 2020

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

Updated: Thursday 10 September 2020

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: Thursday 10 September 2020

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: Monday 18 May 2020

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: Friday 20 March 2020

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: Wednesday 26 February 2020

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 January 2020

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: Thursday 12 December 2019

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

Updated: Wednesday 27 November 2019

Mike is no stranger to angiograms. He's back for a second one, after the symptoms of his angina mysteriously returned following six months of relief. Dr Suneel Talwar, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital, takes a look inside.

Updated: Wednesday 27 November 2019

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 27 August 2019

When it comes to heart attacks we think we know the signs. But new research suggests women present with different symptoms to men, making them more likely to be misdiagnosed.

Updated: Friday 14 December 2018

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: Friday 7 December 2018

Not sure what to expect during a CT scan? This 360 video gives you a sneak peek inside the scanner so you can feel a little more at ease.

Updated: Friday 7 December 2018

Knowing what to eat is one thing, getting it into your diet is another. Nutritional Therapist Mary Cotter shows you how with three easy eating plans.

Updated: Thursday 26 April 2018

MRI scanners look deep inside your body to produce detailed images. This simple animation explains the physics behind this medical marvel.

Updated: Friday 6 April 2018

Heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer, but you have the power to significantly reduce your chances of developing it.