Tag Archive for 'heart disease'

Sitting for long periods increases heart failure risk in men

January 21st, 2014 by American Heart Association

Sitting for long periods increases heart failure risk in men, even for those who exercise regularly, according to new research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure. Preventing heart failure, researchers found, requires a two-part behavioral approach: high levels of physical activity plus low levels of sedentary time. The study is the […]

Vegetarian diet can reduce people’s risk of heart disease by up to a third

January 30th, 2013 by University of Oxford

The risk of hospitalisation or death from heart disease is 32% lower in vegetarians than people who eat meat and fish, according to a study from the University of Oxford. Heart disease is the single largest cause of death in developed countries, and is responsible for 65,000 deaths each year in the UK alone. The […]

Even moderate smoking associated with sudden death risk in women

December 14th, 2012 by American Heart Association

Even light-to-moderate cigarette smoking is associated with a significant increase in the risk of sudden cardiac death in women. The risk of sudden cardiac death rose 8% for each five years of smoking. However, within 15-20 years of smoking cessation the risk of sudden cardiac death drops to that of a nonsmoker. Women who are […]

National Institute for Health states that walking and cycling should be the norm for short journeys

November 28th, 2012 by National Institute for Health and Clincial Excellence

Walking and cycling should become the norm for short journeys and should be encouraged throughout local communities says the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), in guidance published in the report “Walking and Cycling: local measures to promote walking and cycling as forms of travel or recreation” on 28 November 2012. Local authorities, […]

Diabetes, heart disease risk doubles if you spend too long sitting

October 15th, 2012 by University of Leicester

A study led by the University of Leicester, in association with colleagues at Loughborough University, has discovered that sitting for long periods increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease and death. The study, which combined the results of 18 studies and included a total of 794,577 participants, was led by Dr. Emma Wilmot, a research […]

Walking to school helps children develop a healthy habit

October 1st, 2012 by Living Streets

UK national charity Living Streets said “walking to school can reduce your child’s risk of type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and numerous other obesity related conditions, as it launched International Walk to School Month on 1 October 2012. One in three children leave primary school overweight or obese putting them at a higher risk […]

Guernsey’s Cardiac Action Group chosen as lead beneficiary for 2012 Skipton Swimarathon

June 27th, 2012 by Skipton International Ltd

Guernsey’s Cardiac Action Group is the unanimous choice as lead beneficiary for this year’s Skipton Swimarathon, to be held at Beau Sejour from 3 to 7 October 2012. The decision was made by the Skipton Swimarathon Committee after reviewing a large number of high quality applications from a range of worthy causes in Guernsey. The […]

Cigarettes kill us, foul our air, and litter our streets

May 31st, 2012 by Events

According to the World Health Organisation “tobacco products are the only legally available products that can kill up to one half of their regular users if consumed as recommended by the manufacturer.” The World Health Organisation has designated 31 May as “World No Tobacco Day“. Every year nearly six million people die from tobacco use […]

Living Streets’ Walk to School Week is 21 to 25 May 2012

May 18th, 2012 by Living Streets

British children are more familiar with being strapped into a car seat than putting on a pair of trainers and going for a walk, according to national charity Living Streets at the launch of Walk to School Week from 21 to 25 May 2012. Parents are risking the health and well-being of their kids by […]

Is sitting in your car killing you?

May 8th, 2012 by Elsevier

As populations move even further away from urban centers, more people spend longer hours behind the wheel on their way to and from work. While sedentary behavior is known to have adverse effects on cardiovascular and metabolic health, the impact of long commutes by automobile are less understood. A new study on “Commuting Distance, Cardiorespiratory […]