There's good reason as to why I love magnesium so much. It's definitely worked its magic on my classmates and myself during stress-y periods of constant assignments, tests, and exams. How does magnesium do this exactly?
I felt happy. I felt proud. I even smiled to myself (I'm sure much to the amusement of people passing by) while I was running home after an hour of meandering through the streets.
Out of the 500 survey participants, only 11.6% of people said that they didn't see vaping as a safer alternative. However, with such a high percentage of people claiming to still be unsure, the amount of people picking up an e-cigarette to quit smoking will definitely be affected.
It is well-known amongst healthcare professionals that women are more likely to visit their GP and be more involved with their health. Some men can feel that by going to their doctor they'll be seen as someone who is making a fuss. Their default option may be simply to do nothing and carry on.
At some point over the last four months, I did something the Jackie of two years ago would never have thought possible. I fell in love with a little thing called running (oh, and compression tights and moulded insoles and basically any form of tight-fitting clothing).
Here's my beef with the changes I see in cancer research funding: I worry that many funding bodies now seem to require increasing levels of certainty before investing. They want a mountain of preliminary data, alongside the usual research proposal and they want predictions of how the research will make a difference.
We would like to see the Government publish a national sleep strategy, setting out a comprehensive plan, including a 'slumber number' guideline to indicate to the public roughly how many hours sleep we should strive to get depending on our age.
I am determined not to allow myself to be limited by my fear of interacting with people. Whether I was born with an inclination towards social anxiety or whether I happened to develop it, I'm desperate to overcome it.
What role should preventative medicine play in our health system? As the NHS is fragmented and funding for healthcare is cut, are we prioritising funding for treatment, over prevention? Or, is effective, and cost-effective prevention still worth prioritising?
I read an article recently about a new 'wonder drug' for treating high cholesterol in those people that don't tolerate statins. A common response I hear from patients is that statins cause them problems with their muscles, gut, headaches and sleep. Despite having raised cholesterol levels, they refuse to take the medications.
Stress has become part of every day life and many of us can find it hard to deal with and look for ways to de-stress. However, many people are unaware that stress levels naturally become amplified in pregnancy, as our bodies are out under increasing pressure thanks to an influx of hormones.
I recently introduced mindfulness to a small group. What they found surprising was the fact that mindfulness isn't about sitting and picturing a beach scene and blocking out the 'bad stuff'. The sitting practice of meditation does often enable a sense of calm and restfulness, but this isn't always the case.
Getting superhero lean isn't easy. It isn't even moderately easy... but that's a good thing. If it was easy, everyone would have a next level six-pack and that would make you just another person in great shape. As the challenge is hard and the results take effort, few people will achieve their dream body.
People follow quick fix diets which are designed for body builders, weight category athletes or physique athletes, but these are not sustainable long term. People do not consider the context for which diets, or pieces of research are intended.
Spring is a time for transitions; as the winter begins to melt away, signs of life pop up and people start to emerge from their cocoons. This change in season can bring about profound changes in our mindset and it's difficult to put our finger on what is happening or where it's coming from, but we know it's there.
We know from experience that sleep deprivation leads many of the families that we work with into crisis. When we are sleep deprived it is incredibly difficult to function, and research has shown that sleep deprivation can be linked to depression, weight issues and even childhood growth patterns. It is time to address the issue and educate children about sleep.