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  1. 5 Health Care Tips for Summer Travellers 

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    Article by Dr Elizabeth Kershaw-Yates  Are you planning on travelling abroad this summer? In a lot of summer destinations, there are different diseases and hygiene factors to keep in mind. It is definitely worth researching your destination and remembering how you can stay healthy and travel safely abroad. We spoke to the team at The Online Clinic, for five key rules to keep in mind: Check before you travel If you know you are going to travel to a tropical country, make sure you check the health requirements. A good place to start is the NHS site Fit For Travel, which can provide you with up-to-date information. Don’t leave it too late as some injections need to be given well in advance of travelling. The...
  2. 5 ways to be more mindful when eating, taking inspiration from the Asian culture

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    Article by Amy Wright Mindfulness is no longer a mystical concept, with a range of apps, books and podcasts sharing top tips on how to be more mindful – which is essentially being present in the moment. So, how can we be more mindful when eating so we register what we’re eating, making us less likely to open that sharing bag of crisps? Integrative Nutrition Health Coach,  reveals how and why we should embrace the Asian culture in our quest to mindful eating: Mindful eating is a prominent part of Asian dining culture and a practice we can all incorporate into our own lives. Essentially, mindful eating is all about reducing stress, savouring the flavours of our food and enjoying healthy, balanced portions of...
  3. My experience of Nordic Walking – new activity over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   We have talked about Nordic Walking previously on Fab after Fifty, and the benefits it can bring healthwise. A couple of years ago I booked myself in for a Nordic Walking session locally. I love walking and being in the fresh air, so I thought it would be the ideal exercise for me, with the Nordic element adding the upper body element of a workout to my walks. In that particular session I could not get into the swing of Nordic Walking at all. Co-ordinating the pole action with my feet seemed like an impossible task. For some reason, although I knew that when you placed your right foot forward, that had to be coordinated with the left pole being placed...
  4. Get the Green Light for Your Heart with Your Own Blood Pressure Monitor

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    Around a third of adults in the UK have high blood pressure1, however, as new research by Braun discovered, 1 in 5 are unaware of their blood pressure measurement2.  This figure could be even higher. We track so much of our health at home today from calories and weight to daily steps, yet blood pressure is a metric that is often not considered but could in fact be one of the most important.  High blood pressure often goes undetected unless you are visiting your doctorand if not addressed, can lead to serious health problems, including heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. If caught early, simple lifestyle changes can do wonders for reducing blood pressure. Regular monitoring can help to identify triggers and allow you to...
  5. 9 Most Frequently Asked Questions by women over 50 at an STI Clinic

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    Article by Dr Elizabeth Kershaw-Yates, GP   There is an increase in the number of STIs being found in women over 50 – in the past 10 years, the number of women over 50 with STIs has doubled. There could be a number of reasons for this – STI awareness campaigns are often targeted at under 25s and may have been missed by over 50s. We spoke to Dr Lizzie at The STI Clinic to answer some of the most common questions she is asked.  1. Can I get STIs from oral sex?  Yes – gonorrhoea, genital herpes and syphilis are the most common infections transmitted through oral sex. Chlamydia, HIV, genital warts, public lice and hepatitis A, B, and C are less commonly transmitted...
  6. There’s more to yoga than being flexible!

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    Article by Annie Moore   There is a myth that yoga is only possible for those who are bendy! This could be due to the flood of yoga contortionists posting on social media. Yoga is not actually about how flexible you are, it’s about focusing more on the mind than the body. You could say it is a type of meditation through movement, where you learn to stay in the present and focus on your inner self, your soul. It’s about withdrawal of the senses and preventing the chatter of your mind – the monkey mind from taking over. I would like to show you how learning to control the breath can help you mobilise and strengthen your physical body without forcing or straining into...
  7. 10 ‘healthy’ foods that may not be as healthy as they seem

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      Planning on shedding a few pounds before your holiday this summer, or want to give your skin a youthful boost for make-up free days at the beach? It may be time to detox your kitchen cupboards for some seemingly healthy foods, which could actually be doing more damage than good to your waistline and skin.   Gluten-free packaged foods “If you’re going gluten-free, don’t be taken in. Gluten-free breads, baked goods and treats can be higher in sugar and additives and have a higher glycaemic index (they’ll spike your blood sugar more) than their gluten-containing equivalents. “A better approach to healthier baked foods – whether you’re gluten-free or not – is to make your own with recipes that use minimal sugar and alternative...
  8. How to fight fatigue and avoid that afternoon energy slump

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    If you find yourself yawning a lot and struggle to get through that 3pm energy slump, you may be suffering from fatigue.  With many of us leading increasingly busy lives – juggling work and family – it is hardly surprising that lack of energy is increasingly common. Feeling energetic all of the time isn’t possible and it is perfectly normal to feel tired at the end of a busy day or to have temporary dips in energy, but if you feel persistently tired and haven’t got enough energy to get through the day then follow our experts top fatigue fighting tips. Eat smart “A well-balanced, healthy diet is essential for high energy levels. At its most basic level, the food you eat and drink is the fuel that your...
  9. How to support someone diagnosed with dementia

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    Tips from Wendy Mitchell Whether you know someone who has been living with dementia for years, someone recently diagnosed or would just like to better equipped in day to day life, there are simple things we can all do to help improve the lives for people living with the condition to help them feel part of their community. This week marks Dementia Action Week, previously known as Dementia Awareness Week, where Alzheimer’s Society are calling on everyone to unite and take actions, big or small,  to make a huge difference to people affected by dementia. To get involved this Dementia Action Week and unite against dementia, visit alzheimers.org.uk/DAW Top tips to best support someone living with dementia Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Wendy Mitchell, 62, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease four years ago. To mark the...
  10. What’s the difference between food allergies and food intolerances?

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    By Fiona Campbell for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). If you’re suffering from bloating or abdominal pain, skin problems, rhinitis, fatigue or irritable bowel syndrome, you may already be thinking that certain foods could be contributing to the problem. Food intolerances affect most of us at one stage or another. They can be difficult to pinpoint because of the time delay that often occurs between eating and experiencing symptoms.  For many people a reaction can occur up to 12 hours later, long after the memory of what they have eaten has ebbed away. Many of us don’t understand that there is a big difference between food intolerances and food allergies.  You might also be surprised to know that some of the food intolerances you identified 12 months ago may no...
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