Quick tips for Sun Health

Sunlight in the right amount is good for our health however we should safely enjoy sunlight so we gain the health benefits and not be harmed. Sunburn is the most common problem caused by too much sun. The skin becomes red, hot and painful and the burnt skin may peel after a few days. Sunburn increases the risk of cancer and it does not just happen on holiday but may als...
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Health Information Week 2019

  Health Information Week is a campaign dedicated to promoting high quality health information for patients and the public. The importance of the public having access to sound and safe health information has increased dramatically in the last few years. Having the internet and “Dr Google” at our finger tips and the shift in focus onto self-care and better self-manag...
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Sleep Hygiene

What is sleep hygiene? Simply put sleep hygiene is a range of habits and practices, that when observed regularly, can improve your sleep quality…and to be honest, who of us would not benefit from a good night’s sleep?  These tips may seem bland and simplistic at first glance however they may just make all the difference between a restless night and waking up refreshed t...
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Breathing well with a lung condition in warmer weather

It's June and we are hoping for a few weeks of sunshine to come our way, however it is important to remember that if you have a lung condition, hot weather can have a negative impact on your breathing. As this week is the annual Breathe Easy week hosted by the British Lung Foundation we have decided to revisit an earlier blog of ours with plenty of helpful and practical ...
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How to make a plan for healthy eating

  Healthy Eating Week takes place from 10-14th of June this year. The British Nutrition Foundation’s suggested goals for this year are: Have breakfast, Have 5 A DAY, Drink plenty, Get active and Cook from Scratch. If you have decided to start a healthy eating plan, congratulations! Making that decision is an important step in becoming a healthier person. When yo...
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Top Tips for Protecting your Skin in the Sun

It’s summertime and we are hoping for plenty of blue skies and sunny days. Whilst out and about enjoying all the fun-in-the-sun activities. Weather you are holiday abroad on at home 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 o...
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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

  This week, 13-19th of May, is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the focus is on body image. Body image is loosely summed up as the way we see or perceive our bodies and how we feel about this. It is a critical part of our self-esteem or self-worth.  Having a negative body image or low self esteem are in themselves not mental health problems however they ...
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Managing Hayfever

The pollen count is at its highest between late March and September. This is when hayfever is usually worse as during that time it is warm, humid and windy. Hayfever is an allergic reaction to pollen, typically when it comes into contact with your mouth, eyes, nose and throat. Hayfever symptoms include: sneezing and coughing a runny or blocked nose itchy, r...
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National Walking Month

  Welcome to national walking month-let us all make steps towards making walking a fun activity and gain the benefits to our general physical and mental wellbeing. Benefits of walking Fun, free and cheap- It is free and simple and remains a popular aerobic activity and a fun way to keep active, to lose weight and to be healthy. Lace up and get ready- walk...
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ME CFS Awareness Week

  CFS/ME awareness week will run from the 6th - 12th 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 17 million affected people worldwide – there are 250 000 cases in the UK alone. After many years of patients being turned away and told that ...
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