Herald - Issue 452

Page 42 • The HERALD • 25th January 2024 v THE HERALD - PART OF YOUR COMMUNITY v Professional, safe ear wax removal service delivered in the comfort of your own home. We use microsuction, water irrigation and manual ear wax removal to suit the different needs of our clients. To book your appointment please call Gosia on 07591 036071 or email: info@watersideearcare.com The Waterside Physiotherapy & Osteopathy Clinic www.thewatersideclinic.co.uk Jon Eyres and Associates • NECK AND BACK PAIN • PREGNANCY RELATED PAIN • ACUPUNCTURE • ARTHRITIC PAIN • ALL SPORTS INJURIES • SHOULDER/ARM PAIN Treatment by Chartered Physiotherapists and Registered Osteopaths Registered with all major health insurers and HCPC Tel: 023 8020 7764 First Floor, South Street Centre, Hythe, Southampton SO45 6EB Health, Beauty & Wellbeing Karen 07590 516009 Wednesday 5.30pm & 7pm Thursdays 7.30am & 9am St John’s Church Hall, Hythe The Podium 023 8086 9080 3 Marchwood Village Centre, Marchwood One answer to foot problems Five Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy and Reduce Your Risk of Developing Heart Disease To mark Heart Month this February, Alexandra Clark, Registered Nutritionist at Slimming World shares ve ways to keep your heart healthy and reduce your risk of developing heart disease. 1. Manage your weight. Being a healthy weight is one of the key things you can do to support your heart health and losing just 5% of your body weight can reduce the risk of heart disease. 2. Limit salt intake. Eating too much salt can increase the risk of high blood pressure, which in turn is a risk factor for heart disease. Cooking from scratch and checking salt levels on labels (adults are recommended no more than 6g of salt a day) can help to reduce salt intake. 3. Cut down on unhealthy fat. High intakes of saturated fat (for example fatty meats, butter, cakes, pastries) can lead to high cholesterol levels and weight gain, so we’re advised to reduce our intake of these, while including more omega 3 fats (found in oily sh like salmon and mackerel, plus walnuts and linseed) can be bene cial for heart health. 4. Fill up on bre. As well as keeping our digestive systems working well, bre can help with satisfying plus some bre-containing foods are particularly good for our cholesterol levels, such as oats, beans, peas and lentils. 5. Get active! Whether you’re not yet active or already exercising regularly, moving more comes with a whole host of bene ts and many are linked to a healthy heart, including a lower risk of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Getting active in any way you fancy is bene cial – whether you get outdoors for a walk or cycle, pop to the gym for a swim or exercise class or keep on top of the housework or gardening at home, it all counts! Losing weight with Slimming World can help to dramatically reduce your chances of developing cardiovascular disease. Why not help to improve your heart health and sign up to your local Slimming World group. Karen Wyatt runs weekly sessions in St John’s Hall in Hythe on Wednesdays at 5.30pm and 7pm and Thursdays at 7.30am and 9am. For more information about Slimming World visit: www.slimmingworld.co.uk Karen Wyatt, Slimming World Consultant our appetite (helping with weight management), Breast Walk Ever Returns New Year is all about fresh starts and new beginnings; what better time to take on a physical challenge for a good local cause? Against Breast Cancer’s Breast Walk Ever is returning to Hampshire on Sunday 12th May and entries are now open! With full and half marathon options as well as a 10K, Breast Walk Ever Hampshire has plenty of choice for anyone looking for a local walking challenge. e routes, all start together just outside Winchester, following waymarked trails including the Clarendon, Itchen and Pilgrims Way. All three walks give chance to follow in the footsteps of King Charles II following his defeat to Cromwell in 1651, on the ancient Monarch’s way too. Against Breast Cancer’s Breast Walk Ever events have been going since 2014. Walkers have raised almost £300,000 in that time towards research into secondary spread breast cancer; a lot of which takes place at the University of Southampton. In the UK over 370 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year as well as over 55,000 women. Breast cancer is statistically the most common form of cancer in the UK. Against Breast Cancer fund vital research into secondary spread of the disease, the main cause of breast cancer related deaths. Entry fees start from just £13. Walkers can expect regular support stops and a complimentary massage at the nish to go with their hard-earned medal. ere is free parking at the event HQ in Hursely too. All walkers are asked to raise funds with an initial target of just £75. For more information or to sign up to Breast Walk Ever Hampshire please visit: www.againstbreastcancer.org.uk/ events/breast-walk-ever-hampshire