Archive for Health

What to do now to ward off the winter blues

What to do now to ward off the winter blues The long dark days of winter can leave even the most optimistic of us feeling blue.  Find out here how the right nutrition may help to boost your mood until the sunny days of spring return. A recent survey of 2000 Britons found that as

Think osteoporosis has nothing to do with you because you’re not old yet? Think again.

Think osteoporosis has nothing to do with you because you’re not old yet? Think again. 20 October 2011 is World Osteoporosis Day so I’ve been doing a bit of research. I was horrified to discover that older women don’t break their hips when they fall, they fall because their hips have simply shattered in the

Healthy seasonal recipes for late summer & early autumn

Late summer and early autumn are the times for apples and blackberries.  Blackberries pack a powerful anti-oxidant punch:  they have one of the highest anti-oxidant contents of all fruit.  They’re also rich in anthocyanins and ellagic acid which have anti-cancer, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties; anthocyanins may also help to reduce inflammation and enhance memory and

">Why the answer to getting fit is to NOT do exercise

Just exactly how are we supposed to find 30 minutes a day to do exercise? The problem with exercise is that most of us simply don’t enjoy it, and even if we do, actually doing it is just not that easy. In between all the other things we’re supposed to do – having a proper

">Top tip # 3 Can pizza really reduce prostate cancer risk?

March is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  1 man dies every hour of prostate cancer in the UK.  Here’s my 3rd tip for how you can reduce your risk. What, pizza is suddenly a health food? Well not exactly, no –  though some research has suggested that higher pizza consumption is associated with lower incidence of

">Top tip #2: delicious ways to reduce your prostate cancer risk

March is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. 1 man dies every hour of prostate cancer in the UK. Here’s my 2nd tip for how you can reduce your risk. Eat plenty of legumes such as… Peas, beans, lentils and peanuts. Why do they help prevent prostate cancer? As well as being a great source of protein,

">Top tip #1 to reduce your risk of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer kills one man every hour in Britain. March is prostate awareness month, so I’m doing a series of posts on how you can reduce your risk of prostate cancer.  My first tip is… Eat your greens!  Sorry, but granny was right on this one – cruciferous veg like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts,

">Apps to help you shape up for spring #1

Spring is in the air, the sun is shining – time to come out of hibernation, get off the sofa and get into shape:  Apps to make it easier No 1. Spring is in the air, the sun is shining, and it’s finally time to come out of hibernation and start shaping up again.  So