Who would have thought all those years ago, as a child living in ‘The Valleys’ of South Wales, that I would be part of Sant Elia Lifestyle together with an olive grove and vineyard!
A teenage member of my family and I were looking through the Daily Telegraph on Saturday, well I was, she was just beside me checking the messages on her phone! I was reading the article, 'The things everyone should stop doing once they're over 70' by Shane Watson.
Everyone feels and reacts to stress in different ways, but it is how much stress, and how we react to it, that can lead to a variety of health problems.
More research is needed to determine how stress contributes to heart disease. But what stress may affect, are our behaviours and factors that increase heart disease: high blood pressure, increased cholesterol levels, smoking, lack of exercise and over-eating.
We all know by now how much exercise is recommended by ‘the experts’ to maintain a healthy heart.
But just to recap, the minimum amount of exercise we should be doing during the week is 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity, or 75 minutes of more vigorous exercise.