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Welcome to the Health Defence Blog - a blog about health, wellness and a healthier you. Brought to you by the Health Defence team at Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, you'll find up-to-date information on a range of topics from what's in your food to the latest advice on e-cigarettes!


Megan - Health Promotion Specialist

February 12, 2016

Welcome to the Live Better Blog! A blog about health, wellness and tips for achieving a healthier you.

Each month we’ll cover a range of topics to help identify ways that you can reduce your risk of developing chest, heart and stroke illness. We’ll be bringing you regular articles on a number of exciting topics from what’s in your food and the truth behind e-cigarettes to tips for reading a food label and making the most of your GP visit. You can also keep an eye out for our special guest entries, from health professionals who are experts in their field.

What you will find in the ‘Live Better Blog’

  • Evidence based, factual health information from experienced health professionals
  • Practical tips and hints for creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle – no quick fixes and information that seems ‘too good to be true’ (hint: it often is!)
  • Debunking myths around the latest fad diet trends – do they really work?
  • Current healthy living advice – we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest on workplace wellness!

We hope you’ll enjoy reading the ‘Live Better Blog’ and stay tuned to become a healthier you!

Coming up: Work hard, play hard? The low-down on alcohol’ – from our in-house guest blogger and Health Information Manager, Jude Misson.

To good health,


Health Promotion Specialist

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

***Disclaimer: always seek medical advice before starting a new diet, exercise regime or medication. The information in these articles is not a substitute for professional advice from a GP, registered dietitian or other health practitioner.

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