Every 7 minutes, someone in the UK will suffer from a heart attack. Shocking statistic and one which could be so much lower. Which is why it's National Cholesterol Month this October in the UK – an entire month devoted to raising funds for the organisers HEART UK and raising awareness of the dangers of high cholesterol.
Over half of all adults in England have raised cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is essential for maintaining a healthy body however, when the cholesterol level in your blood becomes too high, it can cause serious and life-threatening problems.
There are numerous ways to reduce the risk of having high cholesterol, including improving your diet and exercise. A diet containing foods that are high in unsaturated fat i.e. nuts and seeds, oily fish, oats, fruits and vegetables are great.
Adding exercise to your daily routines, even for short intervals will help make a difference. An average of 40 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise 3 or 4 times a week is recommended to help protect your heart. A combination of both aerobic exercise and strength training is recommended for the best results.
Sometimes trying to get fitter and healthier can feel literally like an uphill battle, but here at China Fleet Country Club, we're passionate about helping you do just that. From a whole range of exercise classes for all abilities, a refurbished gym with free weights and cardio machines, boot-camps, swimming, badminton, squash, tennis, table tennis, golf and the driving range, there really is something for everyone of all ages.
You're never alone here either – we have a whole team of experts ready to help you along your fitness journey whenever you need it, so make sure you use us – it's what we're here for!
4th October 2018
On the Devon and Cornwall border on the banks of the River Tamar, China Fleet Country Club is one of the South West's leading country clubs. With award winning golf, spa, beauty, gym, exercise classes, accommodation, bistro & brasserie and events, the Club is set in 180 acres near Plymouth. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, Trip Advisor Green Leaders Gold Level & South West Green Tourism Silver Awards.