Exercise the heart - Live Long!

Wellness through Long Term Exercise

Barnsley Long Term Exercise (LTE) Heart Support Group

CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES

Last Session Friday 21st December 2018

Re-open Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Morning Sessions now 8am - 12noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

About Us

Barnsley Healthy Hearts is the online home of the Barnsley Long Term Exercise (LTE) Heart Support Group. We're a registered charity affiliated to the British Heart Foundation.

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Our Sessions

Our exercise sessions are specifically designed for older people who may have medical problems which prevent or limit attendance to normal sessions run by leisure centres and gyms.

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Get In Touch

If you have health problems such as heart disease, COPD, arthritis, diabetes etc and want to maintain your health and independence, our sessions provide the long term exercise you need.

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NEW CLASSES!

A FAB NIGHT AT OUR CHRISTMAS DINNER AND DANCE

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT 2018

THANK YOU. OVER £575 RAISED!

SPONSORSHIP EVENT 2018 Completed!
Diabetes UK 1 Million Step Challenge

ROYSTON GALA 2018
The Mayor of Barnsley drops in!

Resources

NEW! - FOUR MORE FLIP BOOKS JUST ADDED

Recent Blog Posts

Just forgetful or the onset of dementia?

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Dementia

It first started… when I was 10. I forgot where my front door key was and couldn’t get into the house. Panic set in. Checked all my pockets. School satchel, all the usual places. No key. I just had to sit it out. Two hours later my mother arrived and I confessed to losing my…

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“Leaping out of bed like a young gazelle…”

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… my mind was saying. In reality, I was more like an old grizzly bear bemoaning the aches in his joints and the soreness in his muscles. Yes, I had been exercising in the gym the night before. And yes, my ageing body was reminding my youthful mind of the realities of getting older. Over…

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Lose Weight with this “Heart Smart” Breakfast

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To breakfast or not?

Did you eat breakfast? Now here’s some food for thought. Back in the middle of the last century popular nutritional advice was to “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”. However the scientific research for this advice was scant and recent examination of the merits of eating breakfast…

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Your New Year Resolution – Turn Failure into Success!

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Your New Year Resolution

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Another New Year arrives and presents the perfect opportunity to start over or change old habits. The Day of The New Year Resolution is upon us. Again. It’s a clean start – out with the old and in with the new. So, how are you doing?…

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Diabetes and heart problems

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Diabetes and heart problems

Diabetes and heart problems – what you need to know. If you, or someone you love, has got diabetes – you need to read this! This article was first published as a blog at TheDiabetesSite.com. Written by Elizabeth Nelson, it draws attention to classic heart attack symptoms and how they may manifest themselves differently in…

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“Eat More, Weigh Less, Live Longer.” Yes Really.

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Eat more - Live Longer

Eat More, Weigh Less, Live Longer. I love the internet. It’s no exaggeration to say that without it I would be dead. Three years ago, when I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, the practical and mental support I needed was limited. This is no criticism of the treatment I received, but doctors and nurses…

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World Heart Day 2016

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World Heart Day

WORKING FOR HEALTHY HEARTS IN BARNSLEY 29th September 2016 – World Heart Day This year our local Lifelong Learning Centre in Royston have chosen to promote World Heart Day  for the whole of September. It’s an opportunity for the Barnsley Long Term Exercise Heart Support Group to promote its heart-healthy activities locally as part of a…

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Summer Fruits

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Summer Fruits

Summer fruits Last week I was busy in the kitchen making jam with my nana. I know it’s probably not the healthiest thing but I got given bags of lovely summer fruits so I couldn’t let it go to waste. One of my friends has an allotment and grows all sorts of fruits and vegetables,…

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Poetry soothes the savage beast & soothes the soul

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Poets Corner

“Poetry soothes the savage beast & soothes the soul” Two quotations rolled into one but a good excuse to post Barbara Graham’s epic ode to Long Term Exercise.   Long Term Exercise This exercise is very good, It makes you feel much stronger. Then after you’ve done your little bit, You can have a cuppa…

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Kickstart your healthy eating

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Barnsley LTE Healthy Eating

Organisation tips to kickstart your healthy eating Watching what you eat and eating healthily can sometimes be a struggle, especially if you have a busy life. Things always seem to get in the way, work, family, looking after the kids – grandkids. It’s so easy to say oh I will start eating better tomorrow but…

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