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Walk Your Way To Better Health

September 28, 2020 8:00 am

Exercising regularly can help with getting fit, maintaining overall health and staying active. Walking, in particular, can be a great way to incorporate activity into your daily routine. According to the British Heart Foundation, walking can help to give your heart the workout it needs to stay in good condition. It reduces the risk of developing a heart condition as well as type 2 diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis. Here are our favourite reasons to go for a walk: Helps you to feel more energetic Activity or even a brisk walk to the shops can help you to feel more energetic and have a productive day. Helps to control your weight Whether you want to burn some calories or just maintain...

Can Simple Lifestyle Changes Prevent Dementia?

August 14, 2017 5:11 pm

A new report suggest over a third of dementia diagnoses could potentially be avoided by addressing aspects of one’s lifestyle including exercise, education, blood pressure and hearing. There were around 45 million people living with dementia in 2015, with recent figures showing this is set to rise; in England and Wales alone it is estimated that there will be a 57% increase in people living with dementia by 2040, with numbers set to hit 1.2million, driven predominantly by people living longer. But the new report from the Lancet Commission on dementia prevention, intervention and care, stressed that dementia is not an inevitable part of ageing – and that action can be taken to decrease risk. “There are a lot of...

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Diabetes Week 2017: Can You Reduce Your Risk?

June 12, 2017 5:12 pm

This week marks Diabetes Week, an annual highlight in the charity Diabetes UK’s calendar, which aims to raise awareness of the conditions and vital funds for their work. This year’s theme is Know Diabetes. Fight Diabetes. In-keeping with the theme, we have delved into this condition to determine if you can reduce your risk, giving us the knowledge to ensure we minimise our chances of developing the condition. You can reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented. But around 3 in 5 cases of Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented by making simple changes in our everyday lives. How can I reduce my risk? Some of the risk factors for type 2...

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Wear It Beat It: Keep your Heart Healthy

June 6, 2017 1:04 pm

This Friday 9th June 2017 marks Wear It Beat It, a fundraising incentive organised by British Heart Foundation to raise vital funds for the charity. To mark the occasion here are our top tips for keeping your heart healthy: Healthy Eating 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. It can also help lower your cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of some cancers. Even if you already have a heart condition, a healthy diet can benefit your heart.# A balanced diet  Everyone should aim for a well balanced diet. Faddy crash diets may not provide the balance of nutrients you need....