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Meet the team: Imala Alwis

Meet the team: Imala Alwis

Imala Alwis is a senior research officer at the Heart Research Institute, working in the Thrombosis group. He shares his personal story about his connection with heart disease.

"Heart disease has affected me personally. My dad was in his mid fifties when he had triple bypass surgery. He led a very healthy lifestyle and he was only diagnosed during a routine medical check up."

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How to make a nourish plate

How to make a nourish plate
There are regularly times during the course of my week, when I get home from a long day of work and find myself with the conundrum of having to find something to eat. What I’ve found works a treat on these days is creating a nourish plate. This is simply a plate of whole foods, as many as I can muster up from my fridge and pantry, presented as a smorgasbord of variety!
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Are you getting enough sleep?

Are you getting enough sleep?

Most of us want it more, but so many of us just aren’t getting enough. So where do you sit on the sleep quality scale? Sleep is a fundamental biological requirement for human health. Specific sleep disorders have also been linked to a variety of health problems and chronic diseases including coronary heart disease, stroke, atrial fibrillation, diabetes and more.

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Healthier Rocky Road

Healthier Rocky Road
I love rocky road! I only ever make it at Christmas! One year, I created one with raspberry jelly lollies, marshmallows, crushed clinkers and roasted/salted peanuts. It was delicious but so sweet. I don’t mind a lolly or two sporadically, especially at Christmas, but these days I prefer my sweet treats to be a little more wholesome.
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7 tips for maintaining your goals beyond January

7 tips for maintaining your goals beyond January

How to keep fit even as the New Year gloss wears off. You’re either one of those people who regularly makes New Year’s resolutions, or you don’t. While I’m firmly in the latter category, almost half of all adults say they make yearly resolutions. However, only about 10% of people manage to stick to them.

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