One in two smokers die as a result of smoking related disease. Smoking is linked to a range of medical conditions such as: Dementia, COPD, Heart Disease and Stroke. The NHS has a 10-tip guide to stopping smoking these tips are: Think positive Make a plan to quit smoking consider your diet change your drink Identify when you crave cigarettes Get additional support for… Continue Reading
Tips on sleep
Watch the short video filled with handy tips on how to get a good sleep routine throughout the pandemic. For more in depth information and details about common sleep disorders visit the NHS how to get to sleep page or the sleep foundation website.
How to treat high and low blood pressure
Hypertension (high blood pressure) Changing your lifestyle can help manage and control high blood pressure. Some lifestyle changed you can try are: Getting regular physical activity (the government recommends 150 mins at least a week) Eat a heart-healthy diet with less salt Limit the amount of alcohol you drink Maintain a healthy weight, or lose… Continue Reading
What is blood pressure? How is high and low blood pressure caused?
Blood pressure is a measure of the force that your heart uses to pump blood around your body within the arteries. A blood pressure measurement is recorded by two numbers, a systolic pressure (this is the top number), and diastolic pressure (this is the bottom number). The systolic measurement (top) is when your heart is… Continue Reading
Have you any questions about vaccinations?
Do you have a question about the Covid-19 vaccine? Join our zoom on Friday 5th February at 1pm where we’ll be joined by a medical professional, ready to answer your questions. Please fill out the comment box, we will answer your questions during the Covid-19 question and answer session. Use the link below to access… Continue Reading
Facts about the Covid-19 Vaccine
The coronavirus vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus. There’s lots of information on the covid-19 vaccine at the moment, make sure the information you’re reading is from a reputable and reliable source. The covid-19 vaccine works like other vaccines, it teaches your immune system how to defend itself… Continue Reading
Initial phases of germs entering the body
We have good and bad germs all around us, in our bodies and in our environments. Unfortunately, when a person is vulnerable and they meet a ‘bad germ’, or harmful organism, it can lead to disease and sometimes death. These harmful organisms are called pathogens. Our bodies are equipped with many way of defending itself… Continue Reading
8 weeks to living well
Next week we will be starting our 8 week to living well campaign. We will be covering a range of health related topics such as the covid-19 vaccine, heart health, mindfulness, diet and much more. Watch our social media for more information and to get involved!