Frances had an unexpected heart attack last year. It turned out that she had a blood clot that had moved to her heart.

Following surgery she was given a six week recovery programme with increasing levels of exercise and relaxation. She was also offered a place on a cardio-rehab fitness course, which she took up.

After the shock of the heart attack Frances was very keen to make sure it didn’t happen again.

Frances says “I really want to stay healthy and it is actually quite easy to be more active. I learnt a lot from my fitness course and I use the advice in my everyday life. I have exercises I can do at home and I swim once a week. I also try to walk as much as I can and take the stairs instead of the lift.”