Preventing common health issues for over 50s: heart disease and stroke

Preventing common health issues for over 50s: heart disease and stroke September 29, 2021/Lifestyle Coronary heart disease and strokes are two forms of an umbrella condition called cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD is a broad term that covers conditions attributed to fatty build-ups in the arteries. These fatty deposits gradually narrow the arteries and are the…

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Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis

Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis September 15, 2021/Lifestyle There are many misconceptions around Rheumatoid Arthritis, namely that it is commonly overlooked as distinct from other forms of arthritis. This presents a lot of challenges for those living with it, particularly when it comes to being able to openly discuss Rheumatoid Arthritis and educate others. What is Rheumatoid…

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Catching arthritis early

By Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Per Anderberg You find it harder and more painful to walk than you used to and notice you are increasingly reaching for the painkillers. Sound familiar? For many it will as these are typical symptoms of osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis that affects around one million people in this country alone. Although there is…

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Caring for a loved one suffering from dementia

Reassurance and support are two essentials for those suffering from dementia, in order to help them lead as independent a life as they possibly can. If you have a loved one suffering with the condition, it’s only natural to want to help them in any way you can, but, understandably, this can take a toll.…

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Living with arthritis

Arthritis is a general term for conditions which essentially mean inflammation of the joints. There are over 200 forms of arthritis and it can affect anyone in any decade of their life. The most common form is osteoarthritis, which occurs when the cartilage in the joints breaks down, usually because of wear and tear. Commonly…

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6 Easy lifestyle choices for a healthier you

More and more research is showing that the key to lifelong good health is what experts call “lifestyle medicine” — making simple changes in diet, exercise, and stress management. Transforming your lifestyle is easier than you might think and to help you on your journey to a healthier you we’ve combined 6 easy lifestyle tips to…

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Raynaud’s Disease: How to keep hands warm and comfortable this winter

Raynaud’s Disease: How to keep hands warm and comfortable this winter February 2, 2021/Lifestyle By Hand Therapist Pascalle Smith A cold, chilly British winter can bring with it many troubles for the hands. Many of us suffer from pain and stiffness in our extremities caused by the cold weather, however, some of us are more sensitive than…

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Boost your immune system

‘Boost your immune system’ has become a popular term – but is it really possible? Certainly, when the threat of catching colds, flu or a tummy bug increases, the idea that you can somehow supercharge your natural immunity is an appealing one. What affects the immune system? Diet and lifestyle can impact your immune system…

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Simple breathing techniques for anxiety

Paying attention to your breathing is one of the most fundamental ways to relieve anxiety and tension.  Debra Stork, Chartered Physiotherapist and pilates instructor, outlines some simple ways to refocus your breathing to relieve anxiety and feel calmer. Guided breathing and relaxation exercise video In this video, Debra Stork guides you through a relaxation exercise to help release tension and…

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Keeping your bones and joints strong and healthy

As we age, it’s natural for our joints and bones to deteriorate and lose strength. Whilst this is a common problem for many, there are things that can be done to keep bones and joints strong and fight off bone thinning diseases like osteoporosis. We’ve outlined a few top tips to keep you fighting fit.…

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