Staying safe and well at winter The perishing cold weather that winter brings with it can have health implications for us all, but particularly for vulnerable people such as the elderly. It is important to keep yourself and others safe and warm throughout the winter as the drop in temperatures can cause a number of [...]
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Superfoods for Super Health Autumn. The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. And traditionally, the time for eating well to prepare for the winter. However, this also means eating sensibly and in this article, I will look at a few superfoods and their beneficial qualities. Oats A good way to start the day, wholegrain oats [...]
Your skin is the largest organ of your body and performs many functions. It acts as a barrier against bacteria and viruses. It helps regulate your body temperature by sweating. It manufactures vitamin D from sunlight. And it protects your inner organs from damage by heat, injury or radiation. With so many vital jobs, so [...]
Our hearts are the powerhouses of our bodies. They beat day and night, pumping blood around our arteries, veins and capillaries, carrying oxygen-rich blood to all our organs and deoxygenated blood back to our lungs. Therefore, they must be kept in the best possible condition. We are told to keep our cholesterol levels low and [...]
With the New Year comes new resolutions and many of us decide to embark on a new healthy eating campaign, either to lose a few pounds or to totally transform our shapes. We all try hard in January to bring some balance back into our life – after weeks of over indulgence, we promise [...]
Don’t let your health slip this winter... As winter quickly approaches and the first flakes of snow begin to settle, the plummeting temperatures, ice, fog make us all more prone to a range of minor maladies which can be easily avoided and dealt with. Slips and falls are much more common in the wintertime as [...]
Keeping Healthy as the seasons change The long days of summer are coming to an end and we need to look forward to the colder months with a positive attitude and keep as healthy as we can. Colds and flu are the most prevalent autumn and winter illnesses and the herb echinacea has been shown [...]
Your passport to holiday health Going on holiday is something we all look forward to. But many of us are stressed about travelling, especially when taking medication on a plane now that security has tightened Pack most of your medicines in your hold luggage in pharmacy-labelled containers, but keep enough in your carry on cabin [...]
Your Baby Is Blooming | You & Your Health Deciding to have a baby can feel like a frightening decision, but it can also be an enjoyable and exciting time. Try not to feel overwhelmed by the amount of information there is for women who are trying to get pregnant. Our simple, useful tips will [...]