National Walking Month: How Walking Boosts Health

Warmer weather and lighter evenings provide the perfect opportunity to celebrate May as National Walking Month and get more active. Walking is fun, free and doesn’t require any specialist equipment or training. Walking and being active in general helps to improve cardiovascular fitness and reduce risk factors for disease, such as: Cholesterol High blood pressure

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Arthritis: Can It Be Treated At Home?

The 14th-21st May marks Arthritis Care Awareness Week, a national event that highlights the challenges of this condition and supports people who are suffering. Arthritis affects over ten million people in the UK. It causes pain, inflammation and stiffness in joints, and, although it is more prominent in those aged 40 and over, it affects people

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Smokers and Drinkers To Receive Help To Quit

Preventing ill health is the focus of the NHS’ new 10-year plan that aims to save up to 500,000 lives. The plans will give particular attention to smokers and drinkers, providing them with the support they need to quit, and reduce the risk of developing serious or fatal health conditions. It’s hoped that these measures

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The 2018 Flu Vaccine – Are You Ready?

It’s that time of year again. The nights are getting longer, the trees are turning brown and it’s time to talk about the flu vaccine. As the simple way to guard yourself against the flu virus, you’ll be wanting to book yours with your GP or pharmacist as soon as possible, providing you’re eligible. However,

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