A+ A A-

Dynamic Training UK Wear Red for the British Heart Foundation

British Heart Foundation

 

Every February the British Heart Foundation celebrates “Heart month”. Dynamic Training UK took part in our very own Wear Red Day for the British Heart Foundation on the 18th of February. In honour of this day and to raise awareness we took part in several activities during the day that promoted heart health.

We started off our Wear Red Day with a breakfast stand for all staff to encourage healthy eating. Small changes in eating habits can make a big difference. A healthy diet can stop you gaining weight and reduce risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart attack.   Researches  lead  by University of Cambridge have recently  found that long- term damage to the heart after a heart attack, and to the brain after  a stroke, is caused by a build-up of chemicals called succinate. Succinate occurs naturally in the body when sugar and fat are broken down to release energy.   Replacing those sugary treats with strawberries and apples could prevent heart failure or stroke as the fruit chemicals called malonate esters significantly limit the build-up of succinate.

                                                      strawberries                              
We also had red themed quizzes with during the day. Congratulations to the winners, Izzy and Alex who walked away with a skipping rope and swimming goggles! This was to inspire a more active lifestyle. Small changes like half an hour of swimming or even skipping can give you more energy, more confidence and will even leave you more relaxed. We hope our winners enjoyed their prizes. Alex


Do you want to try our Red Quiz?  

1. Which of the following is not a red wine? Shiraz, Chardonnay or Tempranillo?

2.There are over 4000 chemicals in tobacco smoke. Which of the following can be found in tobacco smoke?

A. Lead

B. Arsenic

C. Nickel

D. All of the above

3. Soccer is the world's most popular football game. Which of these leading English football teams does NOT use red as their primary colour?

A.    Chelsea

B.    Liverpool

C.    Manchester United

D.    Arsenal

4. What does Moulin Rouge mean in English?

5. What two letters in the Google logo are red?

6. What is the title of the nineteenth century French literary classic by Stendhal?

A.    The Red and the Black

B.    The Red Herring

C.    The Red King

D.    The French Revolution-Red Terror

7. Which football team is nicknamed The Red Devils?

8. Which town in England holds a music festival every year in August?

9. I'm taking you to a five star restaurant where you will eat cordon bleu food and drink the finest wines. What sort of treatment are you receiving?

A.    red carpet

B.    red hat

C.    red card

D.    red light

10. What is the international organisation that provides assistance to victims of war or disasters ?

A.    Red Army

B.    Red Guard

C.    Red Brigade

D.    Red Cross

11. The smoking ban in England makes it illegal to smoke in all enclosed workplaces. When was the smoking ban introduced?

A.    2004

B.    2011

C.    2006

D.    2007

 

The answers will be published on 12th May on Facebook and Twitter. Watch this space!


Our final activity of the day was an origami exercise. This exercise was to promote stress free healthy minds. Stress leads to bad habits that are detrimental to your heart health such as smoking, drinking excessively or eating unhealthy food. We took time out to do a relaxing exercise together!  
Here is an origami exercise that you can try out on your break. All you need is some square paper!

 origami at Dynamic Training UK

Matrix__quality_kitemark.jpgbarnados.jpgdts1.jpgdts2.jpgdts3.jpgdts4.jpgdts5.jpgdts6.jpgefa.jpgpearsons.jpg

Discover new talent- Traineeships

Study Programmes Buckinghamshire

Boost your business with new talent. Take on Traineeships!

Find out more

Newsletter Sign Up

Dynamic Training News

The day that changed my life

30-12-2015 Hits:773

The day that changed my life People who survive a cardiac arrest often have a new perspective on life. Discover the impact on Norman and his partner Hilary who saved him. “I...

Read more

Traineeships – a great way to prepare fo…

30-12-2015 Hits:679

Traineeships – a great way to help prepare you for the world of work A traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience. It is designed to give young...

Read more

Dynamic Training UK Apprentices one year…

02-09-2015 Hits:825

Dynamic Training UK Apprentices one year on We are very proud of our apprentices at Dynamic Training UK and like to take a moment to shine a spotlight on one of...

Read more

Celebrating Nurses - #WhyINurse

02-09-2015 Hits:691

Celebrating Nurses - #WhyINurse Earlier on this year the whole world celebrated nurses and their contribution to society on International Nurses Day. This was held on the anniversary of the birth...

Read more

2015 Funding for training providers and …

01-09-2015 Hits:716

2015 Funding for training providers and FE Colleges On the 8th of July 2015 the summer budget was announced by George Osbourne. The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced plans to put...

Read more

Former apprentice featured in newspaper

01-09-2015 Hits:829

Former apprentice featured in newspaper Congratulations to our former apprentice Tegan Duncan on her new role at Manor Green School as a fulltime assistant. Tegan got offered this role after completing...

Read more

Celebrating Teamwork

01-09-2015 Hits:786

Celebrating Teamwork Here at Dynamic Training we embrace teamwork and we encourage working hard together to achieve objectives. Our teambuilding day was no exception, we spent the day building shelters for...

Read more

Meet our new First Aid trainers

17-08-2015 Hits:820

Meet our new First Aid trainers Here is what they think about their instructor's course. Pauline Reid"My experience of the recent First Aid Instructor course was fun and informative.We were able to...

Read more

Dynamic Training UK’s offer; What’s on

17-08-2015 Hits:734

Dynamic Training UK’s offer; What’s on     This summer Dynamic Training UK have many projects that we are launching and a lot of ongoing programmes that we also have to offer in...

Read more

Footer Links

National Apprenticeship Week 2014Skills Development Adds Value to Your Business, Workforce Development Fund Can Pay for Your Qualification, Dynamic Training UK supports new migrant women in Portsmouth area, New Trends in Customer Service, Professional Development at Dynamic Training UK, Good Start to the SHAPE Project!, Increase to the National Minumum Wage, We Support the Step Up to Serve!Shannon’s way into nursingUnleash the power of e-portfolios with OneFile Nomad™ appThe Dynamic Training UK tourDynamic Training UK Introduces the Study Programme, Great leaders never stop learningNew Business Skills Apprenticeships as of 1st August 2014We did it- Matrix achieved!Skills Training up by 40% - we are part of it!The Apprenticeship Revolution, Your Smarter Smartphone- useful apps,Dynamic Training UK working in partnership to break down barriers,Our Commitment to You,Buckinghamshire Business Awards, Well done to…, 18th of February: Wear Red Day for British Heart Foundation at Dynamic Training UK, Our Apprentices in their own words, Emergency First Aid at Work or Basic Life Support Qualification,This is called team work! (How we donated to Shelter), Dynamic Training UK partners with the National Skills Academy for Health, What is the Skills for Health Quality Mark?, Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship for Assistant Practitioners in HealthcareGreat Celebration event at Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, #NAW2015 Taking part in the Get in Go Far Campaign, Handy Smartphone App for Drivers, Dynamic Training UK Wear Red for the British Heart Foundation, Study Programmes in Buckinghamshire, Improve your workforce with Traineeships, The Care Certificate, Student Offer and Discounts