An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure

The winter is slowly crawling closer, and we are getting aware of more coughs and sneezes around us. While we are wiping our shopping trolleys to a bling and washing our hands several times a day, the possibility of catching a cold or flu virus still exist as they are...

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Exposure to the sun

The feeling of sunlight on our skin conjures up feelings of summer holidays and fun times, and we feel glowing and healthy. However, too much sun can come with its downfalls. Sun contains UVA (ageing) and UVB (burning) rays which affect the skin in a number of ways.  ...

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Salt!

Our body tissues are made up of vast number of cells which require enough salt to function properly. Salt plays a vital role in transporting water around the body, and in transmitting messages between the brain and the rest of the body. However, as with most things,...

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How to manage pregnancy back pain?

How to manage pregnancy back pain? The good news is your baby is growing. That’s exactly what should be happening - but it can be tough on your back! Many pregnant women experience back pain, usually starting in the second half of their pregnancy. Causes of Back pain...

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Choosing a weight loss program

Although a healthy lifestyle is always recommended over a so called “diet”, there are people who can adopt good and healthy changes learnt from decent weight loss programs. But how do you know whether a “diet” is trustworthy and not just another fad that is going to...

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Diabetes – what is it?

Diabetes is a disorder where the body battles to process sugar and the levels of sugar in the blood stream are too high. The fasting sugar level in the blood is above 7;  and a random sugar at any time is above 11. Diabetes comes in several forms: Type 1 - The...

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Festive Food

It is that time of the year again… Year-end functions Christmas parties Holiday munchies… All of these can make it fairly difficult to eat healthily and stay in shape, or to loose weight during the Festive season. While most of 2017's New Year resolutions have already...

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Back to school lunchbox ideas

Building a nutritious school and work lunchbox after a relaxing holiday may be daunting as its usually one of the last things you get time to think about as the new year approaches. Here are a few tips for building a healthier lunchbox, and a list that may help to get...

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Menopause

  Menopause occurs when our ovaries stop producing oestrogen and as a result our periods slow down and eventually stop. When we haven't had a period for 12 months we are described as post-menopausal. The average age is 51 but it can begin from around 48-55 years of...

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Arthritis

Arthritis is a broad term used to describe joint disease or pain. It is a commonly seen illness and affects an estimated 10% of men and 18% of women worldwide. It is one of the most common causes of long term pain and disability. The symptoms can include joint pain,...

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