Diabetes and Exercise

Diabetes What is diabetes? Insulin is a hormone made in the pancreas.  After you eat food your sugar level rises, cells in the pancreas are signalled to release insulin to your blood stream.  Insulin then signals the cells to absorb sugar from the blood stream to...

Activity Facts

Activity facts  Here are some interesting activity facts that might surprise you. Each hour of television watched after the age of 25 reduces your life expectancy by 21.8 minutes Women aged 15-24 years spend longer sitting (6.7 hours) than their male counterparts....

Being overweight

How do I know if I am overweight? Being overweight can be difficult.  The easiest way to find out if you are overweight or obese definition of being overweight is to calculate your Body Mass Index of over 25.  To calculate your body mass index you need to measure your...

Fatigue

FATIGUE What is fatigue? Fatigue or tiredness is a very complex symptom and there can be many reasons why you may feel tired.  Fatigue results from an inability to produce energy efficiently.  Alot of people mistake fatigue for laziness. To produce energy you need to...

Cardiac class

What is a cardiac class? A cardiac class with Heart 2 Heart  lasts an hour.  Before you start the class you will complete an exercise test either with your cardiac rehabilitation programme in the hospital or we can complete a test for you.  The exercise test gives us...