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.
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
In this week’s article, we are discussing a recent review paper titled ‘The Benefits of Strength Training on Musculoskeletal System Health: Practical Applications for Interdisciplinary Care’ published in the journal Sports Medicine. What are the benefits of Strength Training? Strength training is a type of exercise which has begun to grow in popularity and for
In this week’s research club, we tackled ‘Plant-Based Diets for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: All Plant Foods Are Not Created Equal’ (Hemler and Hu, 2019). This paper reviewed some of the literature around the different definitions of plant-based diets and in particular how they can impact upon cardiovascular health. The authors also aimed to distinguish between
In this week’s article, we are reviewing current evidence that looks at why individuals should complete both resistance and endurance training, if they wish to see a positive response in both their strength and cardiovascular fitness. The STRUETH (Studies of Twin Responses to Understand Exercise as a Therapy) study investigated the response ofVO2max and muscular