Posts Tagged "healthy lifestyle"

Five steps to mental wellbeing

Posted by admin on Mar 9, 2014 in Blog, Mental Health, Top Health Tips | 2 comments

Five steps to mental wellbeing

Scientific evidence points to five steps that we can take to improve our mental wellbeing. If you give them a try, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from your life. Your mental health is important. Some mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety, are common. If you have such an illness, it’s important to get the right treatment. However, there’s more to good mental health than avoiding or treating mental illness. There is also positive mental wellbeing. Evidence suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing. The Five...

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Going on holiday really IS good for your health

Posted by admin on Jun 19, 2013 in Blog, Keeping Fit, Mental Health, Top Health Tips | 0 comments

Going on holiday really IS good for your health

We always suspected it but now it seems that there is proof that going on holiday really IS good for your health… and the benefits last for months. Tests showed going on holiday improves sleep, cuts blood pressure and even helps weight loss. Volunteers were happier and had more energy for at least two weeks after their holiday ended. A report, based on new research, published in The Daily Mail newspaper explains that going on holiday not only makes you feel good while you’re there – you reap the health benefits for months. Jetting off to exotic destinations cuts your blood...

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New Research: Alcohol and Cancer Risk

Posted by admin on Feb 7, 2012 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

New Research: Alcohol and Cancer Risk

There has always been an understanding that excess alcohol ‘raises cancer risk’. But new research has shown that alcohol doesn´t have to be consummed invast quantities to have an effect. Regularly drinking two large glasses of wine or two strong pints of beer a day triples the risk of developing mouth cancer, a new Government campaign says. NHS recommendations are that men should not regularly drink more than three to four units a day, while women should not regularly drink more than two to three. Drinkers will be encouraged to cut down through measures such as having...

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‘Superfoods’

Posted by admin on Sep 15, 2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 comments

‘Superfoods’

Imagine a superfood – not a drug – powerful enough to help you lower your cholesterol, reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, and, for an added bonus, put you in a better mood. Did we mention that there are no side effects? You’d surely stock up on a lifetime supply. Guess what? These life-altering superfoods are available right now in your local supermarket. You don’t need specific foods for specific ailments. A healthy diet incorporating a variety of the following superfoods will help you maintain your weight, fight disease, and live longer.  Top Superfoods...

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Keep Warm This Winter

Posted by admin on Sep 13, 2011 in Senior Health Advice, Top Health Tips | 0 comments

Keep Warm This Winter

I know it is only September and the weather is still a balmy 35 degrees but preparation and organisation is often the key to healthy living. Whether it is organising healthy meals for the week or schedualing in time to exercise a little bit of for thought and organisation goes a long way to helping you keep well. Nothing is more true than planning for the changes in seasons. There is a misconception that the winter is mild in the mediterranean and while it is true we very really get the freezing temperatures of our neighbours, badly insulated homes, lack of services such as piped gas and...

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Health Secrets from Around the Globe

Posted by admin on Aug 30, 2011 in Top Health Tips | 0 comments

Health Secrets from Around the Globe

We have a very cosmopolitan lifestyle in Mallorca with numerous different nationalities living together. The Mediterranean lifestyle with it´s siestas, fresh food and relaxed way is well documented in creating a healthy way to live but what about other countries? From the Japanese to the Russians, the Greeks to the Kuna Indians of Panama, every culture has its own secrets to better health and longer life. These traditional remedies and practices—like drinking a calming herbal tea or cooking with a particular spice—might seem inconsequential, but researchers are discovering that these...

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Early to Bed

Posted by admin on Aug 30, 2011 in Top Health Tips | 0 comments

Early to Bed

Poor quality sleep is a common complaint — 7 in 10 people say they experience frequent sleep problems. Yet there are a variety of ways to improve your sleep. Going to bed and getting up at the same time each day will help set your body clock. Decide what time you’re going to go to sleep — and follow through with it. To ensure that you stick to your bedtime, it’s important not to schedule stimulating activities right up until your last waking moment. For example, most of us spend the last hour before bed watching TV several nights a week. While certain programs may be relaxing,...

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The Five Steps of a Breast Self-Exam

Posted by admin on Aug 30, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

The Five Steps of a Breast Self-Exam

Taking a few minutes to do a breast self-exam a minimum of once a month can make a lifetime of difference. Nearly 70% of all breast cancers are found through self-exams and with early detection the 5-year survival rate is 98%. If you find a lump, schedule an appointment with your doctor, but don’t panic—8 out of 10 lumps are not cancerous. For additional peace of mind, call your doctor whenever you have concerns. Step 1: Begin by looking at your breasts in the mirror with your shoulders straight and your arms on your hips. Here’s what you should look for: Breasts that are...

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