A Healthy Heart

A heart with low risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) would be deemed healthy, but there are many other factors that we know can affect heart health that aren’t so obvious.

In the UK 74,000 people die from heart-related diseases each year. From the age of 45, a man’s risk of heart disease begins to rise significantly. For women risk starts to increase at age 55.

Stress Risk Factor

Stress is linked to heart disease. Research shows that the most common ‘trigger’ for a heart attack is an emotional upset involving anger. Some common ways of coping with stress (overeating, heavy drinking or smoking) are clearly bad for your heart. The good news is that sensible health habits can have a protective effect.

RJMS Health Care Accountants & Nuffield Health

RJMS  Health Care Accountants are pleased to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle by sponsoring an RJMS HCA team to take part in events such as the Sheffield Half Marathon. We are now working together with Sheffield Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Centre to raise their public profile in a situation where Public Health England suggest that over half the adults in Sheffield, for example, are either obese or overweight.

We support all professional approaches to good health which mirror our approach of providing a professional services boutique to the UK Health Care Sector.  RJMS offer not only quality Management Advice but also robust Accounting and Tax Services delivered in a friendly and personal way.

Exercise & Nutrition

Activities like walking the dog, gardening, an exercise class or gym session all count towards you being active during your day. The activity increases the blood flow around the body, can strengthen organs like the lungs and heart, and even lower blood pressure for up to 24hrs after.

• Choose a variety of grains daily; half of your daily grains should come from whole grains.

• Choose a variety of fruits and vegetables daily.

• Choose a diet that is low in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol.

• Choose foods and beverages that are low in added sugar.

• Choose and prepare foods with little salt.

• If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation.

• Balance the calories you take in with the calories you expend through physical activity.

How to Repair Your Brain

Research has proved that physical activity is essential to prevent Alzheimer’s say scientists. A fast 30 minute walk 3-4 times a week can force more oxygen & energy to neurons in your brain reversing neuro-decline and growing new neuron connections.