Everyone knows exercise will help lower your blood pressure, but this little trick can help accelerate the drop. Best of all, it takes next to no effort. Head of Preventative Medicine, Dr Ben Kelly explains.

Updated: Thursday 13 June 2024

Published: Monday 30 January 2017

Going to the gym shouldn't just be about working out, it can also be a place to meet new people, relax or have fun. Here, we run through our top things you can do to make the best of your gym membership.

Updated: Thursday 13 June 2024

Published: Wednesday 30 December 2016

Healthy conversations with industry-leading experts and famous faces from the world of sport

Updated: Wednesday 5 June 2024

Published: Wednesday 5 June 2024

If you are elderly or have a weakened immune system, you might be wondering whether the flu jab is something you need to get. With flu season approaching, we sat down with Nuffield Health National Lead for GP Services Dr Unnati Desai to help dispel some common myths about getting vaccinated.

Updated: Tuesday 28 May 2024

Published: Thursday 21 September 2023

The popularity of vapes and e-cigarettes has continued to soar in recent years. These smoking cessation aids contain a blend of nicotine and flavouring and lack several of the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes. Despite the assumption that these devices are healthier than smoking, a lot of the health risks associated with them haven't been fully explored.

Updated: Tuesday 21 May 2024

Published: Tuesday 21 May 2024

We all love a good night’s sleep, but for some of us it isn’t enough. When done properly, napping during the day can help improve energy and concentration levels. Unfortunately, it can also make it harder for us to fall asleep later in the day.

Updated: Wednesday 8 May 2024

Published: Monday 11 March 2024

If you’re wondering what a healthy cholesterol reading looks like, you’re not alone. Continue with Dr Unnati Desai to find out what your levels mean and what changes you can make to avoid a potentially problematic cholesterol reading.

Updated: Thursday 2 May 2024

Published: Tuesday 22 November 2016

With interest in protein shakes and powders growing more every year, questions around usage, benefits, training supplementation, and how much is too much are more common than ever. Keep reading to learn more about protein powders and muscle growth, and whether they’re a viable option to help you reach your training goals.

Updated: Monday 29 April 2024

Published: Wednesday 17 February 2016

Walking is a free and simple way of getting out and moving your body. This often-overlooked form of exercise has several mental and physical health benefits that are proven to help with weight loss, joint pain management, and our mood.

Updated: Thursday 11 April 2024

Published: Thursday 11 April 2024

Caregivers play a huge role in providing ongoing care. However, to be consistently engaged and motivated, it’s important to understand your own limitations as a carer and accept that there will be rewarding moments and times where you feel overwhelmed.

Updated: Thursday 4 April 2024

Published: Wednesday 3 April 2024

As a parent, getting your child to sleep can be difficult. Whether they’re a toddler or a teenager, a lot of children struggle with bedtime. Thankfully, there are several small changes you can make to your child’s bedtime routine that will make getting them to sleep easier for them and you.

Updated: Wednesday 13 March 2024

Published: Wednesday 13 March 2024

The holy month of Ramadan marks a period of fasting for Muslims around the world. This religious obligation requires those who are fit and able to abstain for eating and drinking during daylight hours. We’ve put together the guide below to answer any questions you might have about fasting, nutrition, what and when to eat, and who’s exempt from fasting during Ramadan.

Updated: Friday 8 March 2024

Published: Monday 29 January 2024

If you’re fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, getting your body the fuel it needs ahead of a workout can be difficult. Thankfully, with a few adjustments, Muslims around the world are able to continue exercising and working out without the need for food or drink during daylight hours.

Updated: Friday 8 March 2024

Published: Friday 8 March 2024

Diet plays a vital role in lowering our cholesterol. In this article, Dr Unnati Desai explores 9 ways you can adjust your food intake to help get your reading down.

Updated: Wednesday 6 March 2024

Published: Wednesday 30 March 2016

Sleep is not an ‘option’, it’s something our bodies require to function at our best. Head of Preventative Medicine, Dr Ben Kelly, explains the benefits of quality sleep, what happens if you don’t get enough of it, and how you can improve your sleep.

Updated: Friday 1 March 2024

Published: Monday 5 June 2017

If the emails are stacking up and you feel like it's all getting too much, take some advice from Physiologist Marcus Herbert on how to relieve stress at work.

Updated: Tuesday 23 January 2024

Published: Monday 23 May 2016

You’ve chosen your Personal Trainer and purchased some sessions, but what now? Feeling a little anxious? No need for nerves. Ross Harris, Nuffield Health’s National Fitness Operations Manager, offers pointers on how to prepare.

Updated: Friday 19 January 2024

Published: Tuesday 21 March 2017

If you suffer with high blood pressure, snacking can be difficult. Living with hypertension can mean drastic dietary changes that mean some fatty, high-calorie snacks are now off the menu. Thankfully, there are many tasty alternatives to your favourite snacks. Keep reading to find out how you can still enjoying snacks if you have high blood pressure.

Updated: Thursday 18 January 2024

Published: Wednesday 1 February 2017

Nuffield Health's Head of Charity Brendan Street shares two cognitive behavioural therapy techniques to help retrain your body and mind to sleep well at night.

Updated: Tuesday 2 January 2024

Published: Wednesday 5 October 2016

You’ve taken control of your health and wellbeing and joined the gym, so why the worry? Senior Wellbeing Personal Trainer, Graham Morland, tackles first-time gym-goer anxieties head on.

Updated: Tuesday 2 January 2024

Published: Thursday 11 May 2017