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  1. Health over 50: Top tips for better energy

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    Tips from Susan Scott We recharge our phones, put petrol in our car, but forget about boosting our own energy. Why do you think this is? Susan Scott, author of Life Force offers her top tips for creating more energy. By building healthy habits into your life you lay the foundations to optimise your energy. Add vegetables to your dinner plate, take the stairs rather than the lift, manage the triggers that cause you distress; simple changes can soon become embedded and become the norm.   Tip 1:    Make time to eat.  Having three meals a day with a healthy snack in the morning and afternoon will balance your blood sugar levels. Tip 2:    Eat good complex carbohydrates such as oats, wholegrains and brown rice.  Carbs are the fuel required...
  2. Healthy teeth for over 50’s: our top tips

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    Teeth and gums become more prone to problems as we age, so it is very important to take care of them. Gum disease and tooth loss can be common consequences of ageing, so if you’re over 50 you can protect your teeth by taking care of your oral hygiene and maintaining good dental care habits. Here’s eight top tips on how to care for your teeth from the best dentist London has to offer: 1. Drink tap water Tap water is great for you and in most areas of the UK it also contains fluoride, which is proven to protect teeth from acids as well as helping to rebuild tooth enamel. 2. Avoid sugar, acidic drinks and snacks This includes fruit juices, fruit...
  3. The lowdown on Insomnia 

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    Article by  Dr Lizzie Kershaw-Yates   It’s World Sleep Day on 15th of March – and we all struggle with sleepless nights, now and again. However, for some people, trouble sleeping can become a real problem affecting health, relationships and daily life. We spoke to a GP to get her advice on what insomnia is, and how it can be treated: What is insomnia? If you suffer with insomnia, you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. You might wake up too early during the sleep period and be unable to get back to sleep again. People with insomnia get insufficient sleep and wake up feeling tired and unrefreshed. Who suffers from it? Anyone can suffer with insomnia. It can be caused by many different factors – including stress,...
  4. Improve Your Sleep – How To Keep Your Sleeping Hygiene In Order

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    It is so easy to underestimate the power of ‘quality sleep’. Aside from a healthy diet and exercise, it is the most important habit every single person should have. It is a scientifically proven fact that an irregular sleeping schedule can lead to a number of health issues. It affects every single part of the body, without you even being aware of. Just by doing a few simple tweaks in your daily routine, you can reach that point where you wake up in the morning feeling refreshed. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to keep your sleeping hygiene in order, we’re here to help. These 5 tips are not that hard to follow, they only require commitment. A Quality Mattress Can Do Wonders This one is a given,...
  5. The Fast 800 Diet: Dispelling the myth that breakfast is the most important meal of the day

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Dr Michael Mosley took the dieting world by storm when he introduced the 5:2 diet.  ‘Fasting’ for two days a week, while eating a balanced calorie controlled diet the rest of the week was the key to losing weight- and reducing blood sugar levels and visceral fat. In his latest book , The Fast 800, Dr Mosley has updated the original 5:2 diet, increasing the number of calories on fasting days to 800 a day, and basing the diet on the  Mediterranean way of eating – so no food groups (or wine) are off the menu! An additional optional  element he has introduced is ‘Time Restricted Eating’, where you essentially ‘fast’ on a daily basis, restricting your eating...
  6. What are the benefits of the Mediterranean-style diet?

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      The Mediterranean-style diet incorporates the traditional healthy living habits of people from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, including France, Greece, Italy and Spain. In general, this diet is high in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, beans, cereals, grains, fish, and unsaturated fats such as olive oil. It usually includes a low intake of meat and dairy foods. New research has revealed numerous health benefits for following this regime. Our experts are here to explain how and why a Mediterranean-style diet may be the key to good health… Why we need more vegetables “It’s important to eat vegetables, especially cruciferous colourful varieties as they are full of life enhancing micronutrients, antioxidants and fibre. They’re essential for keeping our bodies and minds healthy. Vitamins A and C are water-soluble immune boosting,...
  7. 10 tips for getting a good night’s sleep

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    Feeling as though you’ve ‘woken up on the wrong side of the bed’ and the hustle and bustle of your commute is more of a bug-bare than normal? If you get even a couple of hours less sleep than usual, then this could be a reason why you’re feeling more grumpy, according to research from the Iowa State University To prevent feeling cranky and having a ‘shorter fuse’ try and include these health tips into your daily routine, to help you get a fulfilling night’s sleep: 1. Night sweats are not to be ignored “If you find yourself waking with night sweats you want to be clear whether you have woken because you are sweating, or if you have woken up and...
  8. Going Vegan – Suddenly

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    Article by Alexandra Sutcliffe It was about two days after a huge shop, following which our freezer was stuffed with chicken, pork chops and minced beef and our fridge full of dairy, that my boyfriend decided to go vegan. As a keen cyclist and all-round athlete, he’d been floored earlier this year by his extremely high blood pressure, and was well aware of the health benefits of switching to a plant-based diet.  An evening of watching YouTube videos by physician and committed vegan Neil Barnard, who works with patients suffering from diabetes, obesity, and other chronic conditions, was enough to seal the deal. Couldn’t we introduce vegan days into our diet, I suggested, just as we already had several meat-free meals a week,...
  9. Tips for fighting high blood pressure naturally

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    Article by Gemma Hurditch Give yourself the best chance of fighting high blood pressure naturally, with these tips from CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). High blood pressure,  (hypertension), is a common condition in which the force of the blood  against  our artery walls is high enough to eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease. Since much of the problem is related to diet and lifestyle, fortunately there are numerous steps you can take to help avoid or reduce high blood pressure. Diet A healthy diet loaded with fresh vegetables, whole grains and fruits, legumes and nuts and can go a long way to keeping our blood pressure in check.  Plant foods contain natural antioxidants and phytochemicals that help fight the damaging oxidant and pro-inflammatory wave...
  10. Exercising with Varicose Veins- The Dos and Don’ts!

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    Tips from Professor Mark Whiteley Varicose veins are a hereditary condition, which will affect up to 30% of us in our lifetime. These veins are swollen and enlarged, and may be blue or dark purple in appearance – usually occurring on the legs and feet. For those who have inherited the ‘varicose vein genes’, having a sedentary lifestyle or being inactive for long periods of time may encourage these veins to develop. However, if you already have varicose veins or “hidden varicose veins”, inactivity causes them to worsen quicker and increases the risk of complications. This is because the muscles in our legs that normally pump the blood aren’t used very much when we are sitting down and, as a result, the blood pools backwards...
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