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Health Benefits of Team Sport

Team sports like netball, basketball and football can be a huge boost to your mental and physical health. They’re a two-in-one deal, combining social benefits like friendship and self-confidence with fitness and skill gains. If you want to get involved, you don’t have to be a serious player to reap these benefits – casual teams are just

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EveryWoman Day – Raising Awareness for Women’s Health

  Women are made up of all sorts of unique and complicated pieces of machinery, and as such, they are often faced with specific health issues. EveryWoman Day looks to raise awareness of these specific issues, many of which are little-known and under-researched. Women’s health issues can affect the quality of life and in worst

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National Relaxation Day – Improving Mental Health

  If you wake up every day with your brain buzzing, full of anxiety about everything you need to get done that day, or if the busy commute to and from work fills you with dread, don’t worry, we’ve all been there. The pace of life these days can make it all seem like a

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How ‘Play’ Can Benefit Mental Health

It is a sad truth that rates of depression and anxiety are increasing amongst young and old alike, with 1 in 10 children and young people currently affected by a mental health disorder. Research published in Psychology Today has suggested that this could be due to a new focus on ‘extrinsic’ goals, like financial gains, good looks, and other

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Signs of Dementia – What You Need To Look For

Dementia is a term which describes a set of symptoms related to the brain, particularly the parts that control memory, speech and problem solving. The symptoms and signs of dementia can be caused by a few different conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia and a series of strokes. All forms of dementia are

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Why Having a Dog is Good for the Older Generation

  Having a dog could be the perfect way to combat some of the physical and emotional health issues facing many members of the older generation, a recently released study has shown. Elderly people are believed to benefit from the higher levels of exercise that pet ownership requires as well as increased social interactivity and

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Yoga and Depression – How You Can Beat It

  Yoga may be able to ease some of the symptoms of depression, according to the largest ever study into this issue. The investigation into the link between yoga and depression focused on whether the regular practice of hatha yoga could aid the success of depression treatments. The researchers found that the benefits of yoga

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Health Checks – Don’t Miss Out!

  NHS research has shown that patients with learning disabilities in England are missing out on essential health checks including cancer screening, blood pressure checks and mental health assessments. The report observed and compared the activities of patients both with and without learning disabilities from GP practices across the UK. NHS guidelines recommend that people

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World Health Day 2017: Let’s Talk To Beat Depression

  Every year on April 7th, World Health Day is celebrated in countries across the globe. This annual event aims to raise awareness and get organisations and individuals involved in fund-raising for a different health concern each year. Previous World Heath Days have focused on serious issues such as blood pressure, malaria and diabetes- to

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Should I Go To My GP For Help With Sleeping?

  Sleep is important. A lack of sleep can affect our health in a number of ways, including our productivity, our memory, our heart health, mental health and more. A recent study has even shown that abnormal sleeping patterns such as sleeping too much or sleeping too little could lead to obesity. Not getting enough

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