For the last few years, there has been a lot of media attention surrounding the prevalence and impact of Type 2 Diabetes on both our personal health, and the healthcare system.
With milder weather and longer, lighter evenings, Spring/Summer marks the start of the running calendar.
What is hypertension?
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension is when your blood pressure reading is 140/90mmHg or higher. Worryingly, one in four adults are thought to have hypertension with many people not even knowing they have it. Usually this silent condition, doesn’t come with any symptoms but if left untreated can increase your risk of serious incidents such as a heart attack or a stroke.
With numerous Dancing themed TV gracing our screens these days, you and your kids might feel inspired to get your own dancing shoes on. The good news is that dancing isn’t just fun, it’s a brilliant way to get in shape and stay that way. Now is the time to look for courses or classes which could help get you and your family boogieing.
This Monday 29th April is International Dance Day and what better way to celebrate it than tackling two of the biggest misconceptions out there about dance classes:
With the Easter holidays looming, finding interesting and wallet-friendly activities for all the family can be a daunting prospect. A tempting option is to let the kids watch TV or play on their tablets – especially when the weather is bad. While there’s nothing wrong with a bit a screen time to flex the brain or relax, given that the average UK child already spends over 17 hours a week in front of a device, having some other options up your sleeve that will help get the kids more active is well worth it.
Busy school run, long commutes, deadlines to meet, urgent emails just a click away, all whilst trying to keep the family running – modern life is somewhat hectic and full of stress.
Worryingly, almost one in four young people today will experience depression before they are 19- years-old, according to the NHS. In fact, most children and young people will be emotionally or mentally affected by things that are out of our control at some point in their lives.
Does exercise help in pregnancy and is it safe?
Struggling to sleep? The answer to a good night’s sleep might not be to relax and do nothing, but to get up and get moving. As little as ten minute’s aerobic exercise a day can improve the quality and duration of your sleep.