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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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The Silent Epidemic – Loneliness

The Silent Epidemic – Loneliness

Is Dangerous For Our Health, It Is Now Official.  GPs will be urged to make time to see lonely patients, who are 50% more likely to die prematurely than people with good social network. Three out of four GPs say they see between one and five lonely people a day, according to research among over 1,000 family doctors ...

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A Fresh Palette of Ideas – Sue Potgieter

A Fresh Palette of Ideas – Sue Potgieter

January 2018….a New Year…and lots of new goals and resolutions! If you’re like me, they are made with full intentions of fulfilling them, but somehow all they seem to succeed in doing is remind me that I have no will power whatsoever!!! And yet is that true? No! If I set myself goals I usually complete them. What ...

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How to stay Healthy over the Festive Season! – Sue Potgieter

How to stay Healthy over the Festive Season! – Sue Potgieter

Bonfire night is over and Christmas adverts on the TV have started. As I write this, Christmas is only 6 weeks away. Christmas light displays will be switched on and the general feeling of excitement will begin to build as the days pass by. Along with the excitement comes added stress of course. Have we left anyone ...

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