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Happy Halloween – Health Benefits of Pumpkins

If your kids love carving pumpkins then this year why not try something different with the flesh you remove. Pumpkins make good additions to both sweet and savoury dishes and can be  roasted, pureed or baked. There are a number of health benefits associated with pumpkins as they contain antioxidants and are rich in vitamins and minerals.Nutritional Values in Pumpkin In just 245g of mashed p...
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World Mental Health Day 11th Oct 2018

Mental Health & Loneliness Whilst I have been writing my blog for BackCare Week about back pain in older adults and tips to help, I have also been listening to a Radio 4 programme on loneliness. One of the simple messages was BE KIND. A small act of kindness can make a difference to someone who is lonely - a smile, holding the door open, saying "Hello". All of these actions remind people th...
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National Gardening Week 30th April – 6th May – Health Benefits of Gardening

For some people gardening is a passion, for others it is a chore that gets put off until it really has to be done. However the satisfaction and sense of well being at the end of a hard day doesn't just come from looking at a tidy garden, but also from having spent time outside engaging in physical activity. There are many benefits that come from gardening, however the benefits for health are not a...
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Tips to help you get a good night’s sleep.

You are always running around, trying to achieve all your objectives for the day, and you know you need to have a good night as tomorrow will be a very busy day, however getting a good nights sleep isn't always easy. Here are some tips to help you get a good night's sleep.  Set aside some wind down time. Having had a busy day, it is essential to try to switch off and relax before bedtim...
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Smoothies to help your recover from your Christmas fun

Smoothies can help to give you the extra boost to help you recover from your Christmas excesses or to give you the start to a busy day, shopping, cooking or partying. Below are some tips to ensure you make the most of your smoothies, and a couple of recipes to try. Tips for making smoothies However the key is to try not to add too many extras to sweeten the fruit and veg you add in. Use nu...
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Have a healthy Christmas

Christmas is associated with wonderful food, and historically often in excess. Today we are far more aware of eating healthily, however it can be difficult to stick to what is good for us when the food on offer is so tempting. Instead why not offer a healthier selection of food that is also tempting. In most cases it is possible to find tasty healthier alternatives to the traditional foods offered...
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Tips to Help You Stay Hydrated this Christmas

I know that many of you will be enjoying a work or family party this festive season, and whilst this may well involve an alcoholic drink or 3, please remember to keep your water levels up.The role of water in keeping you healthy Water helps to keep your body fluids in balance, benefiting all of the systems in the body.SkinHelps to prevent fluid loss, If you are dehydrated you...
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