Being active when you have more than one health problem

You want to live life to its fullest, but you don't want to hurt yourself. Health experts suggest that older adults and people with long-term health problems try to: Stretch for at least 10 minutes a day, 2 days a week. Strengthen the major muscle groups with 8 to 10 exercises a day, at least 2 days a week. Try to do at least 2½ hours of moderate exercise a week....
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How to make a plan for healthy eating

If you have decided to start a healthy eating plan, congratulations! Making that decision is an important step in becoming a healthier person. When you're trying to form new habits, you have a better chance of success if you make a plan ahead of time. Following these steps can help you set up a plan for healthy eating that will work for you. Have your own re...
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Top Tips for protecting your skin in the sun

It’s summer holidays and we are currently in the throws of one of the hottest UK summers in years. Whilst out and about enjoying all the fun-in-the-sun activities it is very important to make sure your skin is adequately protected against the sun’s dangerous UV rays. Sunscreen is vital but it’s protective power is limited especially over very long periods of time – this mea...
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Fresh and yummy ways to eat more fruits and veggies

Bored with your veggie routine? Here are some new ways to add fruits and vegetables throughout the day. Eating more fruits and vegetables is a great way to improve your nutrition. These tips can help you get started. Make it easy. Keep a bowl of fruit within easy reach at home and at work so that you can grab a piece of fruit when you're hungry. Buy packaged...
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Managing your COPD

Staying in control of your condition involves being able to identify your symptoms, knowing all you can about your condition and your medications and how to cope with flare-ups. A flare up or an exacerbation is the worsening of your symptoms from its usual and outside of what is normal for you or a flare up may take place for no apparent reason. It may also be triggered ...
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Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is the second most common form of arthritis in the UK.  It is an autoimmune disease which means the body’s natural defence system attacks the joints.  This causes joint inflammation and the main symptoms being joint pain, stiffness and swelling in areas mainly hands, wrists, elbows, ankles, neck and knees.  This damage itself over time can damage the joint ...
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Hot Weather: Breathing well with a lung condition

It’s July and as the last few days have shown us the British summer is in full swing! Much as we love these warm days and long, balmy evenings it is important to remember that if you have a lung condition, hot weather can have a negative impact on your breathing. We have decided to revisit an earlier blog of ours with plenty of helpful and practical tips to help you k...
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cfs me awareness week

CFS/ME awareness week will run from the 7th -  13th of May this year. What is CFS/ME? Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is also known as ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis). CFS can affect anyone at any age and there are 17million affected people worldwide – there are 250 000 cases in the UK alone. After many years of patients being turned away and told that “it was al...
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Stroke Awareness

May is the Stroke Association’s annual awareness month. Where friends, families and communities of loved ones who have been affected by stroke show their support and raise awareness and funds for the Stroke Association. What is a stroke? A stroke is caused when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts causing the blood supply to the part of the brain is cut of...
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Arthritis Care

Arthritis Care. According to NHS statistics there are 10 million people living with arthritis in the UK. This makes it a very common condition.  It affects men and woman to an equal degree as well as people of all ages. Although commonly considered a condition associated with older people there are currently approximately 15,000 children and young people with arthritis in t...
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