Exercise

Just forgetful or the onset of 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…”

… 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

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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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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World Heart Day 2016

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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Poetry soothes the savage beast & soothes the soul

“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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MyMarathon for the British Heart Foundation

Whilst waiting for a train… In February of this year I bumped into an old friend in Barnsley Interchange. It transpired we were both on our way to the same event in Leeds. During our train journey our conversation turned to our health and I mentioned that I was thinking about getting more exercise but…

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What everyone should know about exercise

Our bodies are genetically engineered to exercise. The “fight-or-flight” response, a physiological reaction developed by our ancestors, is very much with us today. Back then it was a perceived attack or threat to survival. Nowadays it is more likely to be a perceived attack of indigestion by slouching on the couch too long. Since our…

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SUGAR. FAT. FIBRE.

A True Story of Weight Loss. Yes – I was obese. Yes – I didn’t like it. Yes – It made me ill. Yes – It was the cause of my diabetes. Yes – I was ashamed. Yes – I was scared. Yes – I didn’t know what to do. That’s how I felt 2…

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