Category: Health

The Science Behind Functional Balance: improving your awareness of your balance health

Written by liliana on May 21, 2020

As the number of over 65s grows rapidly, concern has grown about the quality of life of the elderly. The concern is even greater if we consider that old age is associated with multiple biological risk factors like muscle weakness, reducing functional balance control or gait disorders, which lead to a higher incidence of falls. […]

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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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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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Laughter is the best medicine!

Written by Stannah on October 2, 2018

What happens to us when we start laughing? Why do we feel so good when we do, and what benefits does a good attack of the giggles have for our bodies and minds? Today, on International Day of Happiness, we’re going to find out! Test your own laughing potential with our laughter test in this […]

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Too tired to enjoy your twilight years?

Written by Stannah on August 8, 2018

As we age, we are more prone to certain illnesses and these may leave us feeling more tired. However, tiredness is not a symptom of aging! Unless chronic pain is causing your fatigue, there are things you can do to give you more energy, so that you can get on with engaging with your life. […]

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