This month is National Cholesterol Month, which is a month devoted to raise awareness of the health implications of high cholesterol levels and raising funds to help Heart UK. Heart UK is a cholesterol charity, that provide support, guidance and education services to healthcare professionals and the public with concerns about cholesterol. Having high… Continue reading National Cholesterol Awareness Month
Today marks the start of Blood Pressure UK's flagship awareness campaign - Know Your Numbers Week 2017 (18th Sept - 24th Sept). This campaign encourages individuals in the UK to know their blood pressure numbers and give advice and tips on how to maintain an ideal blood pressure. Across the UK, free blood pressure checks… Continue reading Know Your Numbers Week 2017
Lack of physical activity can contribute to poor health. Insufficient physical actvitiy has been associated with cardiovascular disease, obesity, cancer and diabetes. Therefore, it is essential that we increase our physical activity levels in order to reduce risks. There are different things we can do to be more active daily and stay active! Being active… Continue reading 5 Ways To Get Active Everyday
World Breast Feeding Week It is World Breastfeeding Week (1st -7th August)! This is a global movement to promote, protect and support breastfeeding by anyone, anywhere and at any time. Breastfeeding helps to satisfy a baby’s needs, it is also a special moment in which mothers bond with their babies and create a long-lasting relationship.… Continue reading World Breastfeeding Week: Breastfeeding Benefits & Diet
Good nutrition is essential for fueling our bodies and sustaining us throughout the day. It is equally important to power us down at night and positively influences our quality of sleep. Research has shown that insufficient and excessive sleep duration is associated with an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes , cardiovascular disease, weight gain… Continue reading Eat Your Way To A Better Sleep
Iron is an essential mineral, responsible for various functions in the body. However, its primary responsibility is the production of red blood cells (RBC). RBC transports inhaled oxygen from the lungs to the different tissues in the body and carry carbon dioxide from these tissues back to the lungs to be exhaled. Iron also plays… Continue reading Is Your Diet the Reason You Have Low Iron Levels?
The new warning issued by The Food Standard Agency (FSA) was on mostly everyone’s lips on Monday with the news headlining that browned toasts and potatoes are ‘potential cancer risks’ according to food scientists. The FSA launched a campaign about the health implication of acrylamide; a chemical compound produced when starchy foods are cooked at… Continue reading Can Consuming Browned Toast, Root Vegetables And Potatoes Increase Risk Of Cancer?
With an exponential rise in fad nutrition practices and newfound diet trends, 2016 has been an interesting year for nutrition and health. Now that we have entered a new year, it seems fitting to reflect on some of the common nutrition practices and ‘mistakes’ that have been adopted by individuals worldwide, why these should be left… Continue reading 5 Nutrition Practices to Stop in 2017
As the UK weather sees a major drop in temperature, the chance of individuals catching a cold or flu increases. People are urged to get the flu vaccination at their local GP surgery or local pharmacy to keep the winter virus at bay. Having said this, it is now of current trend for individuals to… Continue reading Do Probiotics Have The Potential To Prevent Or Treat Colds?