Size doesn’t matter when it comes to heart disease. During the past few years Emma Broome has sadly lost both of her parents to heart disease. On the back of this, Emma was tested and found she had FH (familial hypercholesterolaemia) and LP(a) (Lipid Protein little ‘a’), both inherited heart conditions. Growing up loving sport, this new information initially scared Emma from doing exercise. However, she went on a journey to begin exercising again.
Emma participates in running, cycling, gymnastics and delivers an activity called Hypopressives. Hypopressives is a breathing technique which strengthens your pelvic floor and core area. It is particularly good for those working in an office as it improves your posture.
The We Are Undefeatable campaign is promoting and encouraging everyone to get active, in a way that suits each individual. The benefits of completing the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity per week, go far beyond just physical. Emma said: “For me, participating in sport and exercise is super important, not just for my physical health but mental health too. Whatever type of day I’ve had, if I can go out for a run, jump on my bike or throw myself around the gymnasium, I can guarantee I will feel better. Exercise allows me to focus on the moment. Any other stress, worry or anxiety melts away and I can be me.”
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