• 02 AUG 16
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    Have a healthy diet in pregnancy

    Have a healthy diet in pregnancy

    A healthy diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle at any time, but is especially vital if you’re pregnant or planning a pregnancy. Eating healthily during pregnancy will help your baby to develop and grow.   You don’t need to go on a special diet, but it’s important to eat a variety of

    • 28 JUL 16
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    Appendicitis

    Appendicitis

    Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, a 3 1/2-inch-long tube of tissue that extends from the large intestine. No one is absolutely certain what the function of the appendix is. One thing we do know: We can live without it, without apparent consequences.   Appendicitis is a medical emergency that requires prompt surgery to

    • 27 JUL 16
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    8 reasons you sweat

    8 reasons you sweat

    Sweat trigger 1: Heat and humidity   Sweating is your body’s built-in cooling system. When the temperature rises, millions of tiny sweat glands in your skin are activated and sweat is released through your pores. As your sweat evaporates, it cools you off. Yet leftover sweat can leave your skin soaked – especially on humid

    • 05 JUL 16
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    Sunburn

    Sunburn

    How do I know if my baby has sunburn?   If your baby has sunburn, her skin will look red and feel hot to the touch, even if you try to cool her down. If her sunburn is severe, her skin may blister and become swollen, and she may develop a fever.   Sunburn is

    • 24 JUN 16
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    Do I	need to stretch before exercising?

    Do I need to stretch before exercising?

    Does stretching before exercising reduce the risk of injury?   The evidence strongly suggests that pre-exercise stretching does not reduce the risk of injury. Professor Rob Herbert, Senior Principal Researcher Fellow with Neuroscience Research Australia, took part in the three largest randomised trials on the effects of stretching. They all concluded that stretching had little

    • 24 JUN 16
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    5 Types of workout pains you should never ignore

    5 Types of workout pains you should never ignore

    Sharp pain   A sharp or stabbing pain during exercise (or any time, really) is a red flag that something is up. “Sharpness is not a normal physiological response. If you are experiencing sharp pain, it usually means there is something not functioning properly in that body system,” says Neuharth. “A few common causes of

    • 24 JUN 16
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    Top	five benefits of stretching exercise

    Top five benefits of stretching exercise

    Nowadays, everyone can easily workout at home by doing simple exercises instead of going to gym. One such physical activity is stretching exercises. Though we all know the benefits of daily exercise but many are not aware of what benefits regular stretching exercises provides to our body.   Regularly stretching is just as important to

    • 24 JUN 16
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    How to exercise with health conditions

    How to exercise with health conditions

    There are many benefits to be gained from regular exercise. It can lower blood pressure, improve heart function and blood sugar control, alleviate depression, ensure good sleep, decrease risk of cancer, and help manage weight, says Susan Joy, MD, director of the Women’s Sports Health Program at the Cleveland Clinic.   Exercise Benefits for Every

    • 24 JUN 16
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    Is your workout better if your body	 trembles?

    Is your workout better if your body trembles?

    Many exercise programs advertise a certain kind of muscle quaking that they hold up as evidence that their workout is effective. But is the “wobbling” Amanda refers to actually a sign that your body is getting stronger? The top kinesiologists and trainers we spoke with agreed that muscle quaking is a physiological response to muscle

    • 24 JUN 16
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    Eat before a workout? Is it necessary?

    Eat before a workout? Is it necessary?

    With all of the marketing of sports drinks, bars, gels and powders, this is an excellent question to ask. There’s certainly no harm in eating — and it might help you meet your fitness goals by giving you more energy during the actual run or elliptical workout.   “It’s a contradiction, but you really do

    • 24 JUN 16
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    How much exercise is	enough?

    How much exercise is enough?

    Before you make a decision on how much exercise you need, you should have a good idea of your exercise goal or goals: Are you exercising for physical fitness, weight control, or as a way of keeping your stress levels low? For general health benefits, a routine of daily walking may be sufficient, says Susan

    • 20 JUN 16
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    Reasons for having osteopathy

    Reasons for having osteopathy

    Osteopaths are often thought of as “back specialists” and this may be due to the fact that a large proportion of their patients often initially visited due to back pain. Chronic back pain is often untreatable by GPs due to the character of the condition and its occasionally non-specific origin. However the holistic nature of

    • 20 JUN 16
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    What is osteopathy ?

    What is osteopathy ?

    Osteopathy is a holistic therapy that has become increasingly popular in the UK due to more people complaining of chronic (last lasting) back pain caused by spending long periods of time sitting at a desk or in a vehicle. Osteopathy uses a number of different techniques in order to manipulate your soft tissue (muscles, tendons