MS Awareness Week

    The 22-28th of April is MS awareness week. MS or Multiple Sclerosis affects 2,500,000 people worldwide and approximately 100 000 people in the UK live with MS. What is MS? Multiple Sclerosis is a lifelong condition that can cause mild to very severe disability, the symptoms are hugely unpredictable and vary significantly from person to person. ...
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Bowel Cancer Awareness

  April is Bowel Cancer awareness month. Why do I need to know about Bowel Cancer? Bowel cancer is an umbrella term for cancer of the colon (large bowel) and rectum (back passage).  According to statistics provided by Cancer Research UK it is the 4the most common cancer in the UK, with 41,804 cases diagnosed per year. Bowel Cancer UK call it the “second biggest...
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Building Stress Resilience

  We all know that stress is a part of life, and you can't always avoid it. We are also aware that prolonged periods of stress can negatively impact your physical and mental health. One of the best ways to manage the effects of stress- because avoiding it completely is not a realistic option -is to try to avoid situations that can cause it, as well as learning to co...
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Walk to Work Day

Walk to Work Day takes place on the 5th of April – it aims to encourage us all to take steps towards incorporating more walking into our day-to-day lives  and gaining the benefits to our general, physical and mental wellbeing. It’s also good for the environment as we can cut down on carbon emissions by not taking the car out as often. Benefits of walking: Fun, free...
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Tick Bite Prevention Week

    Ticks are small spiderlike blood sucking parasites that bite to fasten themselves onto the skin and feed on blood and can carry a host of dangerous diseases which can be transmitted to pets and humans. Ticks live in the fur and feathers of many birds and animals. Tick bites occur most often during early spring to late summer and in areas where there a...
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World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day is celebrated every year on 20th March. Its aim is to raise global awareness on the prevention and control of oral diseases by promoting good oral health empowering us to maintain a healthy mouth at all ages. Here are some tips for improving oral hygiene: * Regularly brushing your teeth-this will keep your teeth and gums healthy as well as preven...
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Nutrition and Hydration Awareness Week

    Nutrition and Hydration week takes place annually and aims to promote improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration all over the word.  It aims to highlight the value of good food and drink in maintaining overall health and wellbeing. In support of this week we have put together some ideas for good nutrition and hydration habits. Aim f...
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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

  March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. What is Ovarian cancer? It is cancer of the ovaries. The ovaries are a pair of small glands, each the size and shape of an almond. They are located low in the stomach area, on opposite sides of the womb and are attached to the womb by an ovarian ligament. They are the most important organs of the female reproductive sy...
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Healthy Weight – What works?

We’re coming to the end of February and sticking to those new year’s resolutions to be healthier and loose a few pounds are becoming increasingly harder to hold on to. Well we’re here to help and have put together a few tips that may be the key to sticking to those goals. The formula for weight loss sounds simple and straightforward enough – create an energy (or calorie)...
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Eating Disorder Awareness Week

  This week - 25th Feb to the 3rd March - is Eating Disorder Awareness week. Do you know that it is believed that 1.6 million people in the UK have an eating disorder? This number may even be higher as many people are reluctant to come forward and seek the help they need. What are eating disorders? Eating disorders are very complex mental health conditions ...
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