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Not sure what Parkinson’s is?

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Many people have heard and read about Parkinson's Disease (PD), but may not know about all the possible symptoms.  this link to an 8 minute video called UniteforParkinson's on Parkinson's UK website illustrates the daily struggles that people with this incurable disease face. It was made to spread awareness about Parkinson's and to help increase understanding about the many symptoms. It finish...
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Heart surgeon speaks out on what really causes heart disease

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This persuasive text I found today from a link on the Idea Health & Fitness website is written by a US heart surgeon and was published in a journal called Prevent Disease in 2012. It supports the popular hypothesis that low-fat, high-processed-carbohydrate diets cause excess chronic inflammation in the body, which is what leads to heart disease, diabetes and strokes. Although the article i...
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Big Hand for Graham! HbA1c reductions with diet.

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Graham is a client of mine. He has halved his Diabetes blood measurements of HbA1c by changing his diet. I asked him if he could give us his story, and these are his words that follow. "I had a rude awakening in December 2017, when my GP advised that my borderline, diet controlled Diabetes type 2 had got more serious. The HbA1c blood test had come back with a high level of 95 mmol/mol, necessit...
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Low back support from the gluteal muscles

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Focussing on strengthening the gluteal muscles (your bum!) can bring the major benefit of support for your lower back and decreased pain. The gluteus maximum, medius and minimus surround the rear and outside of the hips and stabilise the pelvis and lower back as you move through various activities of daily life. Weakness in the gluteals due to lack of strengthening activity and decreased stand...
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“Why you buzzing around?”

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In the words of the Cadbury’s Caramel Bunny – “take it easy; slow down”. I was reminded this morning of this ad’s message when I went through the checkout at Lidl. The checkout lady was clearly very efficient and my purchases were shooting out of her hands onto the tiny area for collection at such a rate that it became a race to keep up. I was practically throwing the goods into my rucks...
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Replace your ‘partners in crime’ with true friends

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Are you trying to lose weight, sustain a regular exercise routine, eat better food, or generally lead a healthier lifestyle? Are you relying on willpower to avoid temptations, form good habits or stop bad habits? As I've mentioned before in my blogs willpower is not an infinite resource, and therefore you need to employ other strategies to help you succeed in your wholesome objectives. One ...
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Protein powders – it’s a minefield!

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Linia Patel is a registered dietician and sports nutritionist, currently studying for her PhD. I listened to a short podcast by Linia produced for FitPro (Fitness Professionals – the organisation of which I am a member and have my professional insurance with) on the subject of protein powders, and here is a summary of her views. There is a vast array of protein powders in the shops today...
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Decrease waist size to lower your cancer risk

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If you are struggling with motivation to exercise, how about the fact that losing fat (or just exercising more and eating a healthier diet without losing any fat) leads to an improvement in your cancer risk. The charity Cancer Research UK claims there are 13 types of cancer that can be caused by being overweight. The charity says that research has shown that many types of cancer are more co...
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Don’t fear, spring is near!

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Don't fear, spring is near. Just around the next corner! It must be true, as I just spotted some primroses out in flower. This is encouraging, and the current dry weather with good bursts of sunshine makes me feel rejuvenated. I feel keen to go for a run, rather than merely thinking that I ought to. I hope you experience similar inspiring (almost an anagram of 'in spring'!) thoughts regardi...
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H2O – high on the agenda

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I discovered this week that one of my clients drinks no water, just coffee several times a day. He feels few ill effects, but, this has been going on for years and his body seems to have adapted. His plan is to gradually introduce some water to his diet - I'm sure his body will thank him greatly, heaving a great sigh of relief. H2O, or good old water, apart from being obviously vital to lif...
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