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Sleep is good for your arteries

October 6th, 2019

For a while there has been an assumed link between poor sleep and heart disease but it was not understood.  Now fresh evidence suggests that sleep regulates a mechanism that can help to protect arteries from hardening.  Which reinforces the notion that good quality sleep is important for cardiovascular health. Researches studied the development of […]

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Why a good nights sleep is a dieter’s best fiend..

September 29th, 2019
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Inadequate sleep has been linked to many things including an adverse impact on: Mental health Fertility Immunity Long term lack of sleep can lead you to put on weight because it changes the levels of two hormones: Leptin – which is the satiety hormone Ghrelin – which is the hunger hormone Sleep deprivation increase ghrelin […]

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More tips to get a good nights sleep

September 22nd, 2019

Here are more tips to get a good nights sleep: Read a book or a magazine – I appreicate this is very old school.  The reason is studies have shown that brain activity during sleep is better regulated after reading a physical book compared with reading a screen. Have a hot shower or bath at […]

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Is this you…

September 15th, 2019

Like a trusty guard dog, your smart phone probably rests right next to you (or even under your pillow) every night when you go to sleep. You’re able to answer calls, texts and emails at a moment’s notice – even during the wee hours of the night.  And isn’t that the best part about technology? […]

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Is it time to talk about sleep?

September 8th, 2019
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While it may not seem the most obvious time of year to start talking about sleep, we can often forget when the sun is out our natural instinct is to go out and play sport or socialise.  In addition summer is often a time when things naturally slow down in the business world so we […]

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How to combat sitting all day

September 1st, 2019

Sitting all day is a current health concern.   While I know that sitting all day has been described as “the new smoking” until now this made me uncomfortable – as its not the same.  You can get help to quit smoking.  If you work in an office you are expected to sit and standing desks […]

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Can exercise help reduce blood pressure?

August 11th, 2019

High blood pressure is known as the silent killer becuase of its the link to heart attacks and strokes. The causes of high blood pressure are: Mental stress: Stress can have a severe impact on blood pressure, especially when it is chronic. It can occur as a result of both socioeconomic and psychosocial factors. Some […]

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A potential alternative to antibiotics

August 4th, 2019
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I am sure you are aware of the current level concern about the rise of antibiotics resistance and the need to find new antibiotics or alternatives.  So I read with interest that a traditional indian herb is being studied by scientists as an alternative to antibiotics. The herb, andrographis, which is known at the “king […]

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So you thought you knew what causes hardening of arteries … think again

July 28th, 2019

The standard theory of heart disease states that fatty foods cause the arteries to “clog up” and narrow, which is a major feature of cardiovascular disease.  Researchers have discovered that a lack of sleep seem to have more to do with hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) than a fatty diet. Not getting enough sleep on […]

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A surprising benefit of HIIT

July 21st, 2019

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are the standard approaches to slow the growth of colon cancer  – but high intensity exercise can have the same positive effect – a new study has found. Even a short session of high intensity interval training (HIIT) can induce changes in blood cells that slow the growth of colon cancer cells […]

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