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[11 Mar 2020 | Comments Off on How to Boost your Immune System Function to Reduce your Risk of Infection | ]
How to Boost your Immune System Function to Reduce your Risk of Infection

Everyone is talking about Coronavirus. Whether it’s the jokes about toilet paper, concerns over travel plans, or concerns about whether it will affect you or your loved ones, it’s the topic of the day. We wanted to talk you through some basic strategies you can employ to boost your immune function so that if it does get to you, its impact will be far less.

Immunity is strongly linked to the autonomic nervous system (stress response). When we are stressed and our sympathetic nervous system is in full swing (fight or …

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[18 Feb 2020 | Comments Off on Studies say a slumped posture can cause you to DIE earlier. Is it true? | ]
Studies say a slumped posture can cause you to DIE earlier. Is it true?

Wow, that’s a pretty big call. When I first saw this study I thought it sounded a bit ridiculous. Just being excessively slumped is associated with dying earlier? Sounded a bit dramatic. Then I read the study, and a few other studies on this topic.

Slumping forward is one of those things that tends to happen as we age. I’m sure you have seen older people walking along, looking down towards the ground as their back arches forward.

As we age our backs become stiffer, the discs become a little …

Exercise »

[29 Dec 2019 | Comments Off on Can Pushup Ability Predict Longevity? | ]
Can Pushup Ability Predict Longevity?

According to a 2019 study, the answer might be yes.

In the study, researchers followed 1,100 men for 10 years. At the beginning of the study there were assessed in a number of ways, one of which was a pushup test.

Here are some quotes from an article which summarised the findings of the study:

“The participants were then followed for a decade to see if they experienced a cardiovascular event, such as a diagnosis of coronary artery disease, heart failure or cardiac arrest.”

“During the study period, 37 cardiovascular events were found …

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[29 Dec 2019 | Comments Off on Making New Years Resolutions Stick | ]
Making New Years Resolutions Stick

I wanted to share this article from the Harvard Medical School website which outlines steps you can take to make sure your New Years Resolutions come true.

It’s a great idea to make resolutions, especially if they involve improving your health or taking better care of yourself. But making the resolution is only the beginning. Improving your health involves making regular efforts to eat well, exercise more, drink less etc.

It can be hard to instantly make these kinds of changes so this article gives some great advice to help …

Exercise, Pain »

[29 Dec 2019 | Comments Off on Painkilling Injection? Try Exercise Instead! | ]
Painkilling Injection? Try Exercise Instead!

A new study has shed light on the effects of injections on our bodies. It was previously thought that if your pain was considerable, you may as well try the injection – if it works, great! And if it doesn’t work, no big deal, you can try something else instead.

An article published on the Telegraph.co.uk site reported that this is not the full story. Here is a direct quote form the article:

Study leader Dr Ali Guermazi, of Boston University School of Medicine in the US, said: “We’ve been telling patients that even …