Knowledge centre: Cardiac

This lifestyle change is reversing 

It is no secret that as we age, certain processes within the human body slow down such as metabolism or cognitive processing, while others accelerate for instance lean muscle atrophy or plaque formation within our blood vessels. Nonetheless, it’s important to stress that the rate at which the example processes above happen can be influenced […]

What makes a good cardiac rehab programme?

Unfortunately, over 7.4 million people in the UK currently suffer from cardiovascular disease1 and a high proportion of these will suffer from a significant cardiovascular event or have to undergo surgery to prevent such an event. Following these events individuals in the UK should be offered cardiac rehabilitation to help recuperation and prevent further cardiovascular […]

Research update: Stress, Depression and Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in industrialised nations, and this has been the case for well over a century. The physical risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease are now well established and for some time it has been hypothesised that psychological factors have a part to play in cardiovascular disease. In 2014, […]

What do I need to know about COVID-19 and Cardiovascular disease?

More than 7.4 million people in the UK are living with Heart or Circulatory Disease (Cardiovascular Disease – CVD), a great number of whom take a mixture of medications to attenuate symptoms, prevent progression and reduce the risk of adverse events. We know that the coronavirus and its associated disease, COVID-19, is primarily a respiratory […]

Testosterone, Health, Nutrition, exercise

The impact exercise has on testosterone levels in males and females

  Despite the stereotype as a male hormone, testosterone affects females as well as males. Low testosterone levels in men increase the risk of health issues and disease. If you have low testosterone levels, then exercise is the answer. What is testosterone? Testosterone is produced in the testes of men and the ovaries of women, it is […]

cardiac rehabilitation, clinical exercise

CP+R top picks at Pint of Science

At CP+R we love science and embrace any opportunity to indulge our inner science geek with others who share our passions. This week is the Pint of Science festival. A festival celebrating brilliant scientists and their research in an informal setting – making science accessible to everyone. Pint of Science is happening in 21 countries, […]

Exercise, lifestyle and the lymphatic system

  Soreness and stiffness in the morning. Fatigue. Bloating. Itchy and dry skin. Water retention. Brain fog. Cold hands and feet. Worsened allergies. Sinus infections. These symptoms could relate to a whole host of everyday illnesses, and yet combined they might also indicate a congested lymphatic system. Whilst we are often tempted to treat symptoms […]

cardiac rehabilitation

Heart-healthy pancakes

Not only are these pancakes good for your heart, they are also packed full of protein! Pancakes and topping combined, this recipe is a food diary winner. Recipe makes 2 servings of 2 thick pancakes and contains 25g of protein per serving.  Ingredients  For the pancakes: 1 cup of rolled oats ½ cup low fat cottage cheese […]

Developing lean muscle mass: What, Why and How

 Q. What does ‘development of lean muscle mass’ mean?    A. Through a combination of exercise and nutrition, skeletal muscle can be developed both in terms of size and function. Muscle hypertrophy, the scientific term for when muscle fibre increases in size, occurs when the number and size of myofibrils (the building blocks that contain the individual contractile units […]

CV Homework: top 3 barriers and to how overcome them

  Not knowing the value of it  What is your cardiovascular system? + Your lungs provide an internal site where oxygen is diffused into the blood. + Your heart is the central pump where oxygen in the blood is propelled off to its various destinations. + Your muscles are the delivery destination where oxygen is diffused and combined […]

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