Getting back in the team

Injured runner

Millions of us now go to a gym or play sport to stay healthy, but many find their good intentions to keep fit are cut short by injury

7 ways to minimise risk of stroke

From genes and gender to age and fitness, whether you smoke or drink, or have other medical conditions, there are many factors which can increase your risk of stroke. Victoria Lambert suggests ways of minimising the risk

Top 10 ways to nod off to sleep

One in five people have trouble sleeping and more than 15 million prescriptions are written for sleeping pills in the UK every year, so Jane Symons asked the experts and examined the latest research to compile Raconteur’s Good Sleep Guide

Learn the ABC of heart disease

Dr Chintan Desai and Dr Roger S. Blumenthal at the United States’ Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease recommend ways of keeping your heart healthy

Stay healthy longer

The state of Britain’s health is a cause for serious concern which must be addressed by urging people to take responsibility for their own wellbeing, writes Danny Buckland

Avoiding risks to prevent stroke

Stroke is a largely preventable disease; its risk factors are well known and many are related to modern lifestyles, writes Victoria Lambert

Taking control can help you stay fit and healthy

Evidence suggests that supporting patients to self-manage their health can benefit quality of life and the use of resources, writes Paul Dinsdale

If you smoke and eat too much – it’s time to stop

Preventing cardiovascular disease begins with healthy habits, as Azadeh Khalilizadeh discovers