Healthy eating and body confidence

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One lifestyle change that affects and reduces a number of risk factors our health and has a positive effect on our feelings about ourselves and our bodies is to eat healthy and weight loss or gain. It sounds so easy doesn’t it, but it’s not. You start off optimistic, motivated and raring to go but then the reality of everyday life kicks in. Healthy eating and body confidence helps you to feel good and have energy to face the world. Initially I lost weight drastically after my heart attack and…

Looking after your health at work

your health at work

On average an office worker spends about 1,800 hours at work per year. Averaging out to around 10 hours per day sitting time whilst in the office. How many of us work through our lunch hours scoffing down food at your desks or whilst in meetings. Checking emails at weekends and while we are on holiday. Is this looking after your health at work? This sitting down time isn’t just happening when we are at work, never mind the sitting time we do in our own time. It can even…

How to lower your blood pressure

Relaxation and Meditation Heart attack

The causes of high blood pressure can be many and varied, as can the ways to lower your blood pressure From genes or the environment, in the body’s normal functions including changes to kidney fluid and salt balances, sympathetic nervous system (responsible for fight or flight), and blood vessel structure and function. Some of the factors are not within our ability to change. Such as the structure and function of our blood vessels and genetics. But other elements are can definitely be influences by our behaviour. Whilst we know that they…

What is high blood pressure?

What you don’t know CAN hurt you - high blood pressure (hypertension)

A silent killer, an invisible disease! High blood pressure is silent as there are no obvious symptoms and often you aren’t aware that you have it as there are no particular symptoms. It isn’t until damage starts to happen that it is noticed, although luckily nowadays we have our blood pressure taken routinely at the doctors if we go for a visit. It is invisible as no one knows you are suffering from it, and that it takes determination, motivation and having to make life style changes to keep yourself well.…