Health Insurers define a smoker as anyone who has used tobacco products in the past 12 months. This is regardless of whether or not you are only an occasional smoker.
8 ways to boost your fibre intake
Boost your fibre intake because it can have major benefits for your health, it can reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers, and also help weight control. According to government guidelines, it is recommended that adults aged 17 and over should eat 30g of fibre a day, but on average we are only consuming about 18g a day. So, if you happen to be having trouble meeting your daily fibre requirement try these 8 simple tips, all of which can help you to increase your fibre intake. Choose a high fibre breakfast cereal e.g. bran flakes, or…
Low WW price via your Health Insurance
Health insurance offers you many things, especially peace of mind when it comes to getting quick private medical treatment. What about any additional benefits? If you have a policy with Vitality Health, they offer you a number of rewards and discount partners.
Raise a Glass for the 17th Annual World Milk Day
If you believe you have a food intolerance you should visit your GP. Lactose intolerance is commonly reported and there are alternatives available. Your GP can refer you to a dietician or nutritionist and they can investigate further for you.
Preventing Heart Disease
Whatever your age it is essential to try and keep your heart healthy and The British Heart Foundation (BHF) confirm that this is the most important thing we can do to help prevent and manage heart disease. The BHF provide a number of ways we can look after our hearts on their website and these include: Healthy Eating can help you to prevent Heart Disease A healthy diet can help reduce your risk of developing coronary heart disease and stop you gaining weight, reducing your risk of diabetes and high blood pressure. The BHF advise us to think of foods…
Salt: The Facts
Salt is an essential part of our diet but eating too much may put us at increased risk of developing high blood pressure. This in turn can then be the cause of more serious conditions such as coronary heart disease. How much salt do we need? It is recommended that adults should not be eating more than 6g (about one teaspoon) a day. The recommended intake for children varies from 2g to 6g depending on their age. For example, a child aged between 1-3 years should have a maximum of 2g per day, whereas a child aged 7-10 years should…
National Obesity Awareness Week
Eating well and being physically active can have a very positive impact on our health – from the amount of energy we have when we get up in the morning to protecting us against chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease and cancer later in life. It can also prevent weight gain and obesity.
Health Assessments and Screening
You can also have a health assessment or screening. These can help detect warning signs of more serious conditions before symptoms even develop. Another benefit of health assessments is that they can also provide you with guidance as to how you can improve your general health and well-being.
What is Hypnotherapy? Hypnotherapy is a skilled talking therapy which is used during hypnosis. It looks to help you direct your imagination in order to bring you desired changes in your thoughts, emotions and behaviour whilst experiencing a sense of deep relaxation. Hypnotherapy can help you manage a variety of problems. These issues could include medical, dental and psychological conditions. It can also be used to encourage you to incorporate exercise in to your life, stop smoking and lose weight. What can I expect in my first Hypnotherapy session? If you are considering Hypnotherapy for the first time, you may…