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Nutrition & Lifestyle: Then & Now

Nutrition & Lifestyle: Then & Now

Lessons from the Past As we remember the centenary of the end of the First World War this month, I am particularly aware of the number of centenarians and nonagenarians that are still with us. My father’s group of friends, and himself included, all lived to the ripe old age of 98 years or more - up to 105 years old. ...

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Overcoming Health Challenges

Overcoming Health Challenges

Do you dream of a day when you wake up in the morning feeling refreshed after a great night’s sleep, excited about your day and the opportunities it holds? Do you long for days without pain or just to feel well once again? Maybe you’re hooked on pain meds, anything just to get you through the day. Health challenges ...

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Adventurous Eating!

Adventurous Eating!

Bored with eating? Can't decide what to eat? Feeling uninspired around food? Is cooking just another thing to do on your long to do list? If you're anything like me, I regularly fall into a rut of eating the same thing every day, week in week out. We are creatures of habit, and planning adventurous and exciting meals ...

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5 Ways to Help Your Family Eat Healthy

5 Ways to Help Your Family Eat Healthy

For parents, keeping loved ones healthy is a full time job. But even when you’re armed with the best nutrition tips out there, helping your family stick to a balanced diet isn’t always a simple task. Especially when football practices, dance classes and work tasks are working against you. Just making time for family ...

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Stunning Health Facts!

Stunning Health Facts!

With common studies on health and fitness, it can be tough to keep up with all of the information available out there. Some of the findings seem to repeat the same health advice that’s been around for ages, but others are a little more shocking. Take a look at some of these health facts that may surprise you. ...

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How much sleep do you need every night?

How much sleep do you need every night?

How to sleep is a question many of us wonder at least once. On average, people need 7-9 hours sleep a day. But just how much deep sleep does everyone need to get? Sleeping can sometimes be a challenge to many, but getting to sleep is important to meet healthy sleep targets. The NHS states that everyone needs 7-9 ...

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Memory Fading?

Memory Fading?

Brain Facts: The brain uses 25% of the body’s entire energy supply but only accounts for 2-3% of the body’s total weight. The brain needs the right raw materials to make neuro transmitters - vitamins, minerals and amino acids. 25% of the cholesterol in your body is found in your brain where it plays an ...

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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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