By : Anna | Published : Tuesday May 19, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
Walking to school used to be a regular form of exercise for primary school children and a great way to keep them fit. Yet, according to a study by the University of Westminster, only 25% of primary school pupils travel home alone, compared with 86% in 1971 and 76% in Germany today.
It's not surprising therefore that obesity rates have increased in the same time, as fewer children and adults take regular exercise and more of us are opting for the...
By : Sarah | Published : Thursday May 7, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
With summer just around the corner, our thoughts wander towards barbeques, beaches and bike rides through the meadows. An idealistic scenario, although chances are we'll get one scorching week before the all too familiar overcast skies and drizzle resume. However, we are also in the midst of Sun Awareness Week, so it's a a good time to consider the importance of protecting your skin.
By : Sarah | Published : Tuesday May 5, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
Is technology taking over? Many of us have been thinking "yes" for a while now. We can't do anything without our smartphones within arm's reach.
By : Bryn | Published : Thursday April 30, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
The clue is in the name. Exercise-induced asthma is an uncommon form of asthma that is triggered by exercise. As with the more common form of the condition, the severity and likelihood of reaction varies from case to case; for some people the symptoms might stay dormant even when they have exerted themselves a great deal, whereas for others it could be that severe symptoms begin during even light exercise.
By : Anna | Published : Thursday April 23, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
Caring for our teeth is an important part of our health routine, especially as we get older. We only get two sets of teeth in our lives, so looking after them should be a priority, but this isn't always easy as there are so many tempting treats around us that can damage the enamel and lead to tooth decay. What's more, you may be treating your teeth badly in other ways without even knowing it.
By : Sarah | Published : Tuesday April 21, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
This is probably a blog post you hope you will never need, but the fact of the matter is that, according to stroke.org.uk, stroke is the "fourth single largest cause of death in the UK, second in the world". Every year, stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer does, and more men than prostate and testicular cancer combined.
By : Anna | Published : Thursday April 16, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
Are you getting enough to drink? If you're plagued by dry skin, headaches and low energy levels, you may be dehydrated and not even realize it. If you're reading while indignantly supping on a Coke, bear in mind that the quality of the liquid is also important.
By : Zaman | Published : Wednesday April 8, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
Do you suffer from jet lag? You're not alone. Jet lag is an extremely common condition that can affect both adults and children when travelling, regardless of age or gender. Furthermore, preventing jet lag can often appear difficult, as there are no specific medications available that can fully cure the condition. However, there are various tips and treatments available that can help reduce the symptoms and impact of jet lag.
By : Anna | Published : Tuesday April 7, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
We all know the benefits of exercise but for many of us, it's finding the time to fit it into our day that we find challenging. And all the good intentions in the world can't force us to go to the gym if the very thought of doing so is unappealing.
By : Anna | Published : Friday April 3, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common, chronic condition of the digestive system, with symptoms including bloating, cramps, diarrhoea and constipation. It can be difficult to cope with, as the pain and other symptoms may affect your quality of life in various different ways. However, IBS is not life threatening and does not increase your risk of developing other bowel problems.