Living a Healthy Lifestyle really can reduce your chance of developing many medical conditions. Although not always the easy choice, there are things you can do to reduce your risk of contracting some conditions and illnesses.

What can you do to improve your lifestyle.

  • Giving up smoking
  • Reducing your weight
  • Getting more exercise
  • Eating more healthy foods
  • Drinking less alcohol

Simple things such as walking to the shops rather than driving can start to make a big difference.

Encouraging your children to spend less time on their computer, mobile phone or tablet and take part in sports or out door activities can help them for the future.

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…

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…

Winter worries as we start to get older

Winter worries as we start to get older

So here we are, deep in December and wondering if we will have snow this year? As we get older, the worry of the winter months increases. In deepest darkest Essex it looks unlikely we will see any of the white stuff but who knows what 2020 will bring. Our health as we get older: As we start to get older our immune systems do not work quite as well as they used to. This leaves us more prone to winter viruses such as cold and flu. In the UK, anyone over 65 is entitled to a free cold and…

5 Helpful Tips for looking after your mental health

5 Helpful Tips for looking after your mental health

The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s charity for everyone’s mental health. They confirm that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in any given year. Looking after your mental health is just as important as looking after your physical health.  Below there are 5 practical tips that you can use in your everyday life. This will help us take care of your mental health and get the most from life. 5 Mental Health Tips to help you. Talk about your feelings: Talking about your feelings can help you deal with things when you…

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.