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Year: 2019

World Stroke Day: Focusing on the Future and Recovering from a Stroke

World Stroke Day: Focusing on the Future and Recovering from a Stroke

Written by Stannah on October 3, 2019

Did you know: A stroke can happen to anyone, at any age? Did you know: Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability globally? And because of this, it impacts everyone. The person who suffers from a stroke, their family, friends and communities. That is why post-stroke support is so important, and why we […]

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Celebrating Life: how oral history can help preserve our stories

Celebrating Life: how oral history can help preserve our stories

Written by Stannah on August 14, 2019

Ever met someone whose life story you thought should be shared with the world? How would you go about doing that? As a method of collecting life stories through recorded interviews, oral history gives us the chance to record, preserve and share those incredible and wonderful stories! Peoples’ lives are full of trials and tribulations, […]

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Vitamin D: nutrition and sunshine to keep us healthy

Written by Stannah on July 24, 2019

About 88% of the population of the world is Vitamin D deficient. This statistic, which shows that the majority of the population of the world lacks Vitamin D, may come as a shock to many people. After all, when you consider the number of people who live in sunny climates, you would expect the percentage […]

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How can swimming improve balance?

How can swimming improve balance?

Written by Stannah on July 4, 2019

We’ve all heard about how a sedentary lifestyle increases your risk of developing life-threatening health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. However, we really don’t hear much about how important it is to improve our sense of balance and how doing so can go a long way in fall prevention, especially as we […]

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World MS day: “A day to celebrate global solidarity and hope for the future”

Written by Stannah on April 30, 2019

“The disease with a thousand faces” – also known as Multiple sclerosis. Why a thousand faces? Because each person diagnosed with this incurable chronic disease has unique symptoms. We still don’t know so much about MS , so the World MS organisation decided to “bring people closer” through research for World MS day 2018. “The […]

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Demonstrating a bunion splint

Bunions: what they are and how to treat and prevent them

Written by Stannah on April 17, 2019

Did you know that together, your foot and ankle have 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments? It almost sounds unbelievable that it all fits into such a small part of our bodies! And have you ever stopped to think about the impact our feet have on our quality of […]

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“Game of Thrones”; The epic fantasy series that truly conquered the world!

“Game of Thrones”: The epic fantasy series that truly conquered the world!

Written by Stannah on March 13, 2019

“When you play a game of thrones you win, or you die.” George R.R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire The Iron Stairlift Throne is probably something you’ve never seen before! It’s straight out of our Game of Thrones stairlift collection and is trimmed in several-hundred-year-old, still-sharp swords to complete the look. Well……No, even […]

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A celebration of Love

Written by Stannah on March 5, 2019

What is Love? When we take a look at the dictionary definition it seems dull, like something almost tangible. The description that we thought described it best was: “Love is unconditional selflessness” It’s by far the most used emotion in the creative arts, it’s something intrinsic of all living beings. And you don’t necessarily have […]

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