Exercise the heart - Live Long!

Wellness through Long Term Exercise

Barnsley Long Term Exercise (LTE) Heart Support Group

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!

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!

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Recent Blog Posts

Smoky paprika coleslaw

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Smoky Paprika Coleslaw

This is a lovely twist on a great classic. It’s a great accompaniment for grilled meat, topping a homemade burger and to have at bbq’s. This makes enough for four generous helping so you can adjust the recipe to suit. Ingredients Half of a red cabbage 1 small red onion (you can use spring onion…

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What happened when I went Plant Based

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No Meat Pies thank you

WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I SWITCHED TO A WHOLE FOOD PLANT BASED DIET? Short answer: I lost 28 pounds in 2 months! Long answer: Let me wind the clock back 35 years when I didn’t really care what I ate and would happily munch on any food. Meat pies were a favourite until that fateful day…

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MyMarathon for the British Heart Foundation

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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

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Exercising at Barnsley LTE Heart Support Group

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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What the over 50s can learn from an Olympic Strength and Fitness Coach

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Struggling to get over the start line? 5 steps that will get you off to a flyer Here’s a real treat for you. A guest post from Olympic coach Steve Gent MSc, BSc, CSCS. Steve runs his own High Performance Centre based at Goodwood Golf Course. He has all kinds of clients, young and not…

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Create your own Blue Zone

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Blue Zone? – What’s that? Two years ago I was obese, a type 2 diabetic and on the road to an early grave. Deciding on whether I wanted to be dropped into a hole or, alternatively, being roasted to a crisp was not something I wanted to occupy my thoughts with. There were much better…

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SUGAR. FAT. FIBRE.

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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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