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Does massage help you if you have achilles tendinopathy

October 13th, 2019

Achilles tendinopathy affects 150,000 pepole in the UK every year (Davies, 2019). Tendinopathy, also known as tendinitis or tendonitis, is a type of tendon disorder that results in pain, swelling, and impaired function. The pain is typically worse with movement.  Given the achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the foot at the heel – […]

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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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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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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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Spending time in nature is good for you..

August 23rd, 2019

I know previously I have talked about the benefits I get from spending time in nature (see >> Does nature restore you? – Part 1 & Part 2), but I wanted to share details of a recent study with you. Researchers from the University of Exeter studied the data from 20,000 people to look at […]

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Smell the wellness

August 18th, 2019

I had always assumed that its just tradition that you buy flowers for somebody that is ill.  Speaking as a woman who loves flowers, its always nice to receive flowers but I had underestimated their power. Research completed by the American Society of Horticulture Science discovered that surgical patients exposed to flowers or plants in […]

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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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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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