Health Defence Blog

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!

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Health Defence Scotland

November 8, 2019

Hosepipes and Hearts

Hosepipes and hearts So what has a hosepipe got to do with your heart? Have you ever turned the hose on and found it has sprung a leak? Have you ever found the pressure has dropped, the pipe is clogged … Continue reading

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Health Defence Scotland

October 31, 2019

Do YOU know your numbers?

Do YOU know your numbers? There are so many numbers that we collect that are connected to our health. Some of these we collect without thinking about it. For example what number do you read when you stand on the … Continue reading


Megan - Health Promotion Specialist

April 27, 2018

Managing stress in the workplace

1 in every 6 workers in Scotland experiences problems related to mental health or stress. Everyone feels stressed or anxious sometimes. It is a normal part of life. But feeling stressed a lot of the time can be bad for … 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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