Carpal tunnel syndrome can be life-changing. Simple tasks like turning a key or unscrewing a cap can become incredibly painful. It’s not a sudden problem and it develops over time. Happily, there are treatments to reduce the symptoms.
We hear about mysterious health challenges like a deep vein thrombosis. Should we be worried as we head overseas for that long-awaited and carefully planned holiday? Some simple precautions can minimize that risk.
At some stage we’ve all tried to lose weight by cutting calories, eating less, exercising more – only to find that nothing has changed. No wonder we give up! However, small changes in our everyday choices can make a difference. … Read More
Being able to recall your resting blood pressure, your weight and your height can be useful. It’s all about knowledge and understanding where you are compared to the “average” values for a person of your age and health status.
Yoga is defined as a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines that originated in ancient India around 5,000 years ago. Over time, yoga has become one of the most popular forms of exercise in the Western world. … Read More
When the Romans coined the word for “glue” they came up with “gluten”. It’s the protein found in wheat, spelt, barley, rye and oats. It affects people with coeliac disease and, if left untreated and unrecognized, can ruin quality-of-life
We’ve all heard the suggestions about coloured food choices and how rainbow foods are vital to our health. But what role do these colours play in our diet? Best of all, rainbow foods have no artificial colours and the flavours … Read More
Stress plays an important role in our quality-of-life. Even children talk of “being stressed”! Gentle stress reducers can help and some are so simple we dismiss their importance. Follow these suggestions and feel the difference!
We see the ads on television every day. A new, special water promising all sorts of health benefits and endorsed by the latest celebrity. Really? How different is this water with one we already enjoy, like tap water or fruit-infused … Read More
Daily exercise is important for overall health. We hear this message so often but sometimes it’s not that easy. Does walking give the same health benefits as jogging? Not many joggers seem to enjoy the process. Do they suffer more … Read More