Your lifestyle choices really do affect your health, both now and for your future. Within this category you can find information relating to all types of choices, worries and concerns.

Everyone can find information here that is of interest. Whether you are considering veganism or are wanting to know if your pharmacy can help you with minor ailments. There is information here for all of you.

This category provides you with a diverse subject range that can help you to make certain lifestyle choices for your health and your future.

If you want to know about touch rugby or find out how other people enjoy a Friday night then please read on.

Active Essex; Making a real difference

Active Essex; Making a real difference

Adults should aim to take part in some form of activity or exercise on a daily basis. Active Essex are a publicly funded organisation hosted by Essex County Council. Their aim is to make sport and physical activity accessible to all Essex residents. The website is full of helpful information and Active Essex is just one of 43 Active networks across the UK. Accessible information is available in relation to the following areas: Jobs and Opportunities Training and Courses Children and Young People Development of Clubs, volunteers and coaches How to get people active in the workplace News relating to…

Breakfast; Bacon and eggs or a beetroot smoothie?

Breakfast; Bacon and eggs or a beetroot smoothie?

So it’s Sunday morning, you’re relaxed and you have already had an early morning cuppa. What is the breakfast of choice for a Sunday morning? We all know that we really should eat healthily and not consume too much fat. Can we honestly say we opt for a beetroot smoothie because we like it? Health Benefits of beetroot: Rich in calcium and iron Rich in Vitamins A and C Excellent source of folic acid Good source of fibre, manganese and potassium Rich in fibre In fact, beetroot has been ranked as one of the most potent antioxidant vegetables. So, we…

Touch Rugby; a fun and friendly way to keep fit

Touch Rugby; a fun and friendly way to keep fit

Touch rugby is a sport available for anyone to play. 02 Touch rugby is open to men and women over 17 years of age. It is reported to be an excellent way to keep fit. People of all abilities are encouraged to take part in this social fitness activity. Unlike normal rugby, there are no rucks, no malls and no scrums. This may be slightly more appealing to many people. Touch rugby is said to be a fantastic way to improve your cardio-vascular fitness and burn fat. For people who love the game of rugby, it is a social, energetic…

What rhymes with Friday for you?

What rhymes with Friday for you?

So we reach the end of a busy working week. We have worked hard, kept positive, helped clients, assisted colleagues and coped with another manic working week. What does Friday night mean to you? Perhaps you just head home and find your pyjamas? Maybe you head to the gym and run a quick 10K? Or do you head for the pub for a quick glass of wine? Friday may rhyme with wine (or a good old fashioned Gordon’s and tonic!)  for me as meeting up with my friends, relaxing and chewing over the week’s events really helps to de-stress. I…

Is now the time to think about your sugar intake?

Is now the time to think about your sugar intake?

Today sees the start of sugar awareness week organised every year by Action on Sugar with the aim of raising awareness of the damaging effect of having too much of it in our diet. The affects on your heart Eating too much sugar can cause you to gain weight. People who are overweight or obese have more of a risk of developing coronary heart disease. Sugar exists in many foods that you may not automatically associate with containing it such as fruit, vegetables and even milk. These food types also contain many nutrients and therefore you may not want to…

The great Veganuary debate continues

The great Veganuary debate continues

Well here we are in January 2020 and on the radio, in the news and on social media.  The whole Veganuary debate continues. Launched in 2014, the participation has increased year on year. Not just in the UK but on a worldwide basis. The Veganuary UK website has a great deal of information explaining why they encourage people to participate.  Veganuary is actually a registered charity that encourages people to embrace being vegan in January. They hope people will continue throughout the remainder of the year. Three key factors are confirmed as: Concern for animal welfare Concern for the environment…

Tips to incorporate walking into your daily routine

Tips to incorporate walking into your daily routine

Walking is an excellent way to burn calories. It provides a number of health benefits and even better, it doesn’t cost a penny. Sustrans, the UK charity that makes it easier for people to walk and cycle, advises that adults should take part in 2.5 hours of moderate activity per week. Current physical activity levels in the UK are reported to be low. Only 40% if men and 28% of women meeting these minimum recommendations. With this in mind, we take a look at some simple tips as to how we can fit walking into our daily routine. This helps…

Why Healthy Eating is important.

Why Healthy Eating is important.

Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about making sure you eat the right amount of foods from the five major food groups.

6 things to see your pharmacist for

6 things to see your pharmacist for

When you cannot get an appointment with your GP, did you know that there are things you can see your pharmacist for? The average pharmacist knows much more than just dispensing medicines. Below are 6 services you could see your pharmacist for. NHS Minor Ailment Scheme – Some pharmacies offer a minor ailments service. This means a pharmacist will be able to offer advice and may be able to offer you medicines for a minor illness. This could save a visit to your GP. Illnesses supported within the scheme include, back-ache, sprains and strains, colds, conjunctivitis, constipation, coughs, diarrhoea, earache,…