It's disheartening to hear, almost on a daily basis, from people who are diagnosed with prediabetes, or even Type 2 diabetes, that when visiting their local GP they are being advised to include large portions of starchy carbs in their diet.
When trying for a baby, there are so many factors that couples take into account, especially when they've been trying for sometime or are undergoing fertility treatments such as IUI, IVF (In-Vitro Fertilisation) and ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injections).
How healthy is your gut? If you struggle with ongoing digestive symptoms its time to take action. What's more the latest research is revealing the state of our gut bacteria may be the key to boosting weight loss
One of the hardest things I had to come to terms with from my physical injuries after the train crash, was the scarring left after my wounds had healed. My face, hands and legs are all scarred and over the years I have come to accept them as being part of me and the person I am. However, what if there was a possibility that scarring from injury could be a thing of the past?
My family were my motivation for getting my health back, I make no secret about it. They are also the reason I know I need to maintain my health... Here are some of the key practices I believe that as parents we can have to keep our families fit and healthy.
Whether you're taking a stroll in a local park, or setting off on your own personal mountain odyssey, walking gives you both physical and mental distance from whatever issues may be bothering you.
I can honestly say that, without cancer, I may not have survived. How so? Because cancer forces you to look into the face of death. If you are lucky enough to escape its clutches, surviving can re-awaken the lightness in your soul. I learned to embrace the beauty of the scary situation I found myself in.
With more and more of us going to see a therapist, how do you find the best therapist for you? Having made the decision to be brave and smart enough to seek help in the first place and perhaps selecting the type of therapy that best suits your needs, how do you go about choosing the one you want to work with?
It was in this context that I embarked on a project to provide a voice for these women and to gain a greater understanding of the socio-economic risks they face on a day-to-day basis, supported by the AXA Research Fund. PILI, a feature length drama, is a film based on the testimony of 85 local women from the Pwani region of Tanzania.
I wish I could find the right words to express how it felt completing my first two live shows, as I stepped back on stage for gigs at The Vortex and PizzaExpress Jazz Club over the last month. After the dark year of recovery from cancer, I had returned to health to fulfil my lifelong dream... and at the age of 72.
Sport is the elephant in the room for physical activity policy. Its absence of sport in discussions of health promotion seems surprising as for centuries it has been heralded as a fun way of getting fitter and healthier.
As a junior doctor in occupational health - a medical specialty concerned with health at work, I spend a significant proportion of my time coaching and supporting my junior doctor colleagues who in this current climate, are particularly vulnerable to the insurmountable workplace and training demands coupled with seemingly never-ending warfare between the government and the BMA.
The terminally ill hospital consultant had spoken out against treatment by hospital staff, which had made her feel not like a person but "like a diseased body". In response Kate Granger launched the #hellomynameis campaign for health care staff to introduce themselves to patients by name.
The health of children should be a priority for any Government as a moral duty, but also for the very practical reason that the savings made by cutting their care will be eclipsed by the multiplied costs of caring for them in adulthood. In the face of this crisis, the government as part of its wider budget reductions, has made its biggest cuts to local public health, which includes local health visitors, child obesity programmes and school nurses. This is not only wrong-headed, but a scandalous false economy.
When our bodies are full of toxins from too much junk foods and chemicals, it throws our hormones off and causes a very unpleasant unnatural period experience. Our monthly cycle is a great excuse for us to take extra time to ourselves.
The key to any successful fitness programme is variety. While all of the 'standard' exercises and lifts, such as the bench press and squat, are key, there are many more little-known exercises that could also help you achieve your goals.