Welcome to the Live Better 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!

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Megan - Health Promotion Specialist

December 3, 2017

The Christmas party survival guide!

Eat, drink and be merry they say! But surviving the party season without endless sair heids and an expanding waistline takes some forward planning. This is your Christmas party survival guide... Eat, drink and be 'healthy': First things first, it’s … Continue reading

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Megan - Health Promotion Specialist

October 22, 2017

10 healthy takeaways near your office!

If you work in the city, chances are that at least a couple of meals per week are from the local takeaway shops around you. Working late and eating healthily don’t always go hand-in-hand, so in this week’s blog you’ll … Continue reading

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Megan - Health Promotion Specialist

September 10, 2017

Is your morning coffee making you fat?

If you’re like me, coffee is an enjoyable part of your work day. Walking past the coffee-shop on the way to work, the smell of freshly brewed coffee is so tempting. But what about the impact of a caramel-flavoured coffee … Continue reading

***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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