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How to return to exercise after a cardiac event or diagnosis

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If you're recovering from a cardiac event like heart attack or stroke, or just been newly diagnosed, here are some tips on how to return to exercise and physical activity.

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A paramedic’s perspective on heart attacks

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What would you do if you had sudden onset chest pain? Would you wait, hoping it would go away, or would you call emergency services?

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Keeping fit: how to do the right exercise for your age

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The type and amount of exercise you should do changes as you age, so follow this simple guide for tips on the right type of exercise for your stage of life.

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7 tips for sticking to your goals

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Almost half of all adults say they make yearly resolutions, but only about 10 per cent of people manage to stick to them. Here are seven tips to help you stick to your health and fitness goals.

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Sleep apnoea, high blood pressure and cardiovascular health: joining the dots

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Dr Melissa Farnham answers some common questions about sleep apnoea, its symptoms, differences between men and women, and what we can all do about it.

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Food for fitness: is it better to eat before or after exercise?

Lifestyle

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding food intake and exercise – is it better to eat beforehand or afterwards? And what type of exercise benefits most from eating?

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How to help your body recover after exercise

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Exercising is only the first part in improving our heart health and overall wellbeing. The benefits are determined by our post-exercise recovery.

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Extra hygiene precautions won't weaken our immune systems

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There have been suggestions that using hand sanitiser and practising other hygiene measures too often could weaken our immune system.

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Which face mask should I wear?

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There are many different ways to cover your face to protect against infectious diseases. Each type has its pros and cons.

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