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  1. Understanding carpal tunnel syndrome: causes, symptoms and remedies

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      Carpal tunnel syndrome or median nerve compression is a condition that causes tingling, numbness and aching in your hand and fingers. This condition can be mild or severe, and it often results from everyday activity, such as manual labour or playing a musical instrument. The disorder progresses slowly and gradually, affecting either one hand or both.  Carpal tunnel syndrome can be painful and uncomfortable. But the good news is there are ways you can alleviate the pain. And if these methods don’t work, surgery can be effective.  What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?   While it can be tricky to identify the exact causes of carpal tunnel syndrome, the condition can occur due to:  Pregnancy; Repetitive motions, such...
  2. 10 Top Tips to Perfect Your Walk

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    Article by Elisabeth Clare Elisabeth Clare, Founder & Director of MBST UK, shares insight on how to perfect your walking technique to get the maximum health benefits this National Walking Month (May) and beyond There are lots of different forms of exercise that help to strengthen muscles, support bone health and improve cardiovascular fitness. But there’s one form of exercise that offers a multitude of benefits without any price tag at all; walking. For many, a simple stroll is one of life’s pleasures, but walking is also a brilliant form of cardiovascular fitness that is easier on the joints than high-intensity exercises such as running or HIIT workouts. It boosts energy, strengthens the heart muscles, lightens your mood, and it can also help to ensure that you are maintaining a healthy...
  3. Top Tips For A Better Night’s Sleep

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      The power of a good night’s sleep cannot be understated. It boosts our brains, our immune systems and gives our bodies a chance to repair and restore. But plenty of us aren’t getting the right sleep we need – and a lot of it has to do with the environment we sleep in. Here are a few top tips to help you get a better night’s sleep! Stick to a schedule For adults, between 7-9 hours of sleep is optimum for getting the most benefit from your rest. If you’re consistent with your sleep schedule, your body will learn when it needs to rest and when it’s most energised. In most people, this will help them to sleep better and more deeply. Your body sleeps as part of...
  4. ABC’s of CBD: A Beginners Guide to Cannabidiol

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    Unless you’ve been living under a rock in recent years, you’ve probably heard of CBD. The herbal compound has been rising through the ranks of the wellness scene over the last decade. Now, with CBD products being sold everywhere, from boutique coffee shops to beauty retailers, it’s safe to say that the ingredient has entered the mainstream.  However, while its use is on the uptick, it’s still less known than many of its herbal competitors. Also, with so many claims being made about its benefits, it can be hard for curious consumers to decipher facts from fiction. To help clear up any confusion, this article will tell you everything you need to know about CBD. But before we dig into the details, here’s a basic...
  5. Why Should You Consider Switching from Smoking to Vaping?

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    As we age, we become more and more susceptible to a wide range of health problems. Quite a few of the said health issues, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic bronchitis, are caused by smoking. Others, such as heart disease and diabetes, can be exacerbated by smoking. While quitting smoking is not an easy task, it is certainly doable. For starters, you could switch to a healthier alternative, such as vaping nic salts. Although vaping e-liquids with nicotine is not completely risk-free either, switching from smoking to vaping can help you significantly reduce the risk of developing the health issues listed above. In addition to that, making a switch from smoking to vaping can improve your respiratory and cardiovascular health. That’s not all....
  6. 3 Reasons Why CBD Creams Are a Great Choice

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    The vast array of CBD products that are available today has made it easy for consumers to find the perfect one for their needs. People have different needs, preferences, and budgets when it comes to buying CBD, but they all want to enjoy the many benefits that CBD can offer. This includes benefits such as getting proper sleep, being able to relax more easily, enjoying more energy, and improving mental wellbeing. From CBD edibles to CBD topical creams, there are lots of product options that you can choose from these days. When it comes to the latter, there are lots of people who turn to creams over and above other CBD...
  7. Improving Your Psychological and Physical Wellbeing with CBD Aromatherapy

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    Two forms of holistic healing that have recently gained more recognition in the field of wellbeing are CBD and aromatherapy. The combination of these together could be thought of as both an art and a science, with the aim to enhance our physical and emotional health of the body, mind and spirit.  This article will explore aromatherapy in a little more depth, looking at how we can also use CBD in conjunction with aromatherapy to promote health and wellbeing. What is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy (or sometimes called essential oil therapy) is the use of aromatic materials, including plant extracts, essential oils, and other aroma compounds, for healing and cosmetic purposes. Many people use it to potentially improve their psychological and physical wellbeing, either...
  8. HRT and Breast Cancer Risk

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    Article by Dr Marion Gluck In the UK, approximately 55,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year which equates to a woman in the UK being told every 10 minutes she has breast cancer. There are many risk factors associated with breast cancer, from genetics to the contraceptive pill, being overweight/obese and alcohol consumption. Another risk associated with breast cancer is HRT. Dr Marion Gluck, founder of The Marion Gluck Clinic, explores the myths around HRT causing breast cancer So why is HRT associated with breast cancer? Women are often concerned that hormone replacement therapy itself is the cause of breast cancer but this is not the case. It’s how the estrogen is metabolised in the body, and an accumulation of estrogen that increases one’s risk. To put it simply, every individual...
  9. 3 Things You Should Know Before Getting a Rhinoplasty

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    Nose jobs, or rhinoplasties, are one of the most common plastic procedures performed in this country. However, very few people truly understand how they work. There are some important precautions you’ll need to take before and after the treatment. There will also be limitations on what you can do during recovery and you might have to reorganize your life during that period. There are also cases when you might not be the best candidate for the procedure, or have unrealistic expectations. Let’s take a look at a few things you should know before getting a rhinoplasty.   You Can’t Get Just Any Nose So many people gone into a surgeon’s office with the picture of a celebrity whose nose they would like to have....
  10. Top 5 Habits for Successful Weight Loss

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    Weight loss is a challenge we all face, especially in midlife and beyond.  In an ever-evolving modern world, it can be very difficult to find fresh food at a good price. Fast food outlets on every corner are selling a burger for almost nothing, but a head of broccoli can be two or three times the price. It’s an issue with our supply and demand, but it’s a challenge that many people face when they try to eat healthy. With varying opinions and decades of conflicting science showing that some diets work better than others, finding what’s right for you can be a challenge. With that in mind, hands down the best method you can use to achieve greater weight loss is to influence balance whenever possible. Using a...
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