Our rich pool of knowledge from our staff and through our collaborations and partnerships makes us incredibly well equipped to advise on health and quality of life. Our combined resource of experts includes doctors, nurses, scientists, exercise specialists, physiotherapists, psychology graduates, dieticians and many more.
What on earth is resting metabolism? Resting metabolism, also known as resting metabolic rate or RMR for short, is the basic amount of energy you’ll expend in a day, just to maintain the body’s basic function. I.e. The stuff that needs to happen to keep you alive. We can use this figure, along with your
While there are no specific figures, it’s estimated that around 44% of people will make at least one New Year’s resolution. But how many of those actually last? Some studies suggest that 13% of individuals don’t last longer than a week, with 45% giving theirs in before February 1st. Only 43% are estimated to make
If you’ve ever heard the phrase “sitting is the new smoking”, you’ll find this week’s research particularly interesting, because we’re looking at the relationship between sedentary time and risk of death. Can I out exercise the time at my desk? An article was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) which studied
You’ve probably heard of high-intensity interval training, or ‘HIIT’ for short. It’s become widely popularised among both elite athletes and amateur fitness enthusiasts due to its reported ability to bring about positive health outcomes in a relatively short session and time period.When I say ‘positive health outcomes’, I mean improved VO2 max (which represents the maximum amount
Continuing the theme of mental health, here we explore the practise of mindfulness as a way of promoting health, improving performance and treating serious illnesses such as depression. It’s an increasingly common belief that mindfulness is a tool with the potential to hugely impact our lives. Have you tried it yet? Before you read
What might a typical day involve for you working at CP+R? A typical day for me would be to firstly check in on the wellbeing of the cardiac coaches and be aware of any barriers that are preventing them from being happy and healthy both within and outside of their role. I would then also
The role of a “Cardiac Coach” seems very relevant to someone suffering from cardiac disease, doesn’t it? But what about to someone fighting cancer? Well, it might surprise you to learn that having a Cardiac Coach is equally important when fighting either illness and where’s why… “The benefits of exercise in cancer patients and
The American Heart Association recently reviewed effects of dietary cholesterol on cardiovascular disease. The review highlighted a number of key points to consider regarding the impact of diet on supporting a healthy blood cholesterol concentration. What is Dietary cholesterol? Dietary cholesterol is found in foods such as eggs, meat, and diary products. When you break
In this week’s article we are discussing a TED talk titled “could the sun be good for your heart?” delivered by Richard Weller, a dermatologist with a history in general medicine. “A Gradient of Health” In Britain, research shows there to be a “gradient of health” with your cardiovascular related mortality risk being higher the
In middle-aged adults, what are the effects of high intensity interval training on Cardiovascular risk factor profiles?
HIIT training is a hugely popular form of exercise due to its seemingly quick results, high calorie burn and high endorphin release. However, it puts the heart under a high level of stress and without doing it safely, particularly those people with a weakened heart can put themselves in serious danger of having a cardiac