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‘We Care’

‘We Care’

A new group for people with Dementia Are you caring for, or living with, someone who has memory problems or who has been diagnosed with Alzheimers of Dementia? Would you like some support? A chance to talk with others in the same position and have a little time to relax and enjoy being part of a group that ...

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Running On Empty

Running On Empty

It’s 4pm and the cravings hit . . . just a piece a cake or a couple of biscuits, or maybe an ice cream or a bar of chocolate and a coffee…anything to give you some energy! Or maybe you crave a bag of crisps . . . all that saltiness and crunchiness . . . yummy! What many people don’t realise however is that those ...

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Up-cycling Sunshine!

Up-cycling Sunshine!

As I write this I am sitting under beautiful blue skies with wall to wall sunshine. There is no sound apart from the birds and the odd leaf that falls to the ground. No traffic noise or planes overhead and occasionally there is the sound of a child playing in the distance. I’m in a game park in Limpopo province, South ...

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Strictly Learning! Q&A

Strictly Learning! Q&A

'Exercise is just another word for movement.' Q Should I count calories? Evidence now shows that all calories are not equal. You could eat a piece of chocolate cake worth 200 calories or a handful of almonds worth 200 calories. If you are on a calorie controlled diet then you could have the cake and stay within ...

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Movement Diet – Sarra Whicheloe

Movement Diet – Sarra Whicheloe

Exercise, nutritious fresh food, positive relationships and relaxation are essential for a healthy lifestyle. What is often overlooked is the effect of a varied range of movement and body position on our wellbeing. What do you ‘feed’ yourself daily? What impressions does your environment make on your body? For example ...

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An end . . . and a New Beginning

An end . . . and a New Beginning

In the beginning The Genuine Living Company was born as a result of my husband and I throwing out the processed junk food that filled our cupboards and fridge 8 years ago, and embarking on a journey of rediscovering our health. We both loved chocolate, desserts, coffee and I was a tea addict, drinking 6-7 mugs a ...

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Time For Change

Time For Change

Most people live well into old age, however many live with long term conditions as we live longer. Longevity of course is to be celebrated. For those who live with arthritis, stroke, Parkinson’s or dementia, it is particularly important to continue flourish and feel in control. This means to be able to engage and ...

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Generations Living Together Well

Generations Living Together Well

Many old people go for days without any human contact. We know that this isolation brings increased risks of ill health. We must start looking at healthcare as everyone’s business, not just being dispensed by the state. In our lives today, increasingly lived in silos and communities of interest, there is an impact ...

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Time marches on . . . but what about anti-ageing?

Time marches on . . . but what about anti-ageing?

Anti-ageing creams are everywhere, anti-ageing foods are now more widely understood but what is ageing? Is it just the process of getting older or is something else going on? From a scientific point of view, ageing is the result of accumulating damage to the molecules that make up the body’s cells. If enough molecules ...

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Facing your fears – Our Relationship with Food

Facing your fears – Our Relationship with Food

Food. We love it, hate it, stuff our faces with it, go without it but whether we like it or not, we all have a relationship with food. Generally people have a fairly healthy relationship with their food but sometimes we can develop a harmful relationship to it. Food is fuel. Food is energy for our bodies and according ...

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