Welcome to the Live Better Blog - a blog about health, wellness and a healthier you. Brought to you by the Health Promotion 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! Sign up to our quarterly Live Better Blog e-newsletter here and read the latest newsletter with tips for creating a healthier workforce!


Guest blogger: Lorna Stevenson - CHSS Respiratory Co-ordinator

November 13, 2016

World COPD Day – Do you know the symptoms?

What is C.O.P.D.? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (C.O.P.D.) is the named used for the lung conditions called Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema. This means that it is possible to have a combination of the two conditions in your lungs at the … Continue reading


Megan - Health Promotion Specialist

October 30, 2016

Don’t let the flu get you down!

Almost a third of people hospitalised with flu in Scotland last winter had a heart condition.  Having a long-term illness such as a chest, heart or stroke condition puts you at greater risk of becoming seriously ill. That’s why this … 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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