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National Heart Month: why you should adopt a healthier lifestyle

National Heart Month: why you should adopt a healthier lifestyle

Date: Monday, 15 February 2016. -  
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You may have noticed that during February we have been sharing our top tips for keeping your heart healthy over on Twitter, plus some very eye-catching snaps of the team wearing red, all for a very important cause - to raise awareness for National Heart Month.

Our aim this month has been to educate our followers about the importance leading a healthy lifestyle to prevent coronary heart disease and the devastating effects of the disease such as heart attacks and cardiac arrest. 

imperative training Achieve Investors in People Bronze Status

imperative training Achieve Investors in People Bronze Status

Date: Monday, 15 February 2016. -  
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Great News! We have secured our Investors in People Bronze Status. A little unsure about who Investors in People are? Let us fill you in on what this means for imperative training.

4 Reasons Why You Should Purchase a Defibrillator

4 Reasons Why You Should Purchase a Defibrillator

Date: Monday, 01 February 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Defibrillators, Courses, Training

It’s February which means that retailers will be branded with hearts and shelves will be piled high with chocolates, foil balloons and bouquets. Love is officially in the air.

Valentine’s Day brings matters of the heart to our attention as we show our significant other how much they mean to us.  But did you know that it’s National Heart Month too?

For us, this month is not just about showering our loved ones with gifts, we also want to highlight the need for public access defibrillators - not only do they mend broken hearts but they save lives too.

National Heart Month: 10 tips guaranteed to improve your heart health

National Heart Month: 10 tips guaranteed to improve your heart health

Date: Tuesday, 26 January 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid

There are many factors that put a strain on your heart; over indulgence, smoking and lack of exercise are but to name a few circumstances that can lead to heart problems and cut your life short.

Stress is another example of something that can impact your health. A build up of anxiety or stress can cause a tight feeling or discomfort in your chest called angina. Angina is linked with coronary heart disease and can be brought on by emotional distress so relaxation is key.

In honour of National Heart Week we have listed our top tips for a healthier lifestyle, helping you to de-stress and make important lifestyle choices that will take care of your heart:

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