News Focus - August 2022
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How to improve your flexibility and mobility
Improved posture, fewer injuries, better balance and pain reduction are just a few reasons why flexibility and mobility are indispensable to good health and wellbeing. Get reading for simple ways to limber-up for supreme suppleness.
Cool solution to nutrition for older people
Could ice cream get any better? According to the latest news from the NHS, yes! Not only does this delicious treat sate the need for something sweet but this particular variety also meets the protein needs of our maturer generation, click the link to find out more.
What to eat and drink in a heatwave
With rising temperatures, some exceeding 30 degrees in parts of the UK, we’re all encouraged to maintain our cool by adopting Mediterranean style behaviour. Keeping the curtains drawn, exercising in the cooler mornings and eating a hydrating diet are simple ways to beat the heat. Read on for helpful mealtime ideas this summer.
Vitamin B6 supplements help reduce anxiety and low moods
New research has revealed that this vital vitamin may be helpful in tackling the growth in mental health concerns. This study-based report suggests that vitamin B6 plays a role in producing certain chemicals that might inhibit feelings of low mood and distress. Click below for the full story.
Vitamin D supplements in pregnancy could reduce risk of eczema in babies
Atopic eczema is a chronic inflammatory condition that can have a large impact on the wellbeing of sufferers - and it seems it’s on the rise. A study at the University of Southampton spearheaded the first trial of its kind, to discover promising results when supplementing with vitamin D. Read the full report by clicking below.
Is your lifestyle causing hidden inflammation?
In the short term, inflammation is health-promoting – it initiates repair and triggers healing; however, chronic inflammation can be responsible for myriad health concerns. This article highlights the signs of inflammation, it’s role in the body and lifestyle tips for keeping it under control.
What are the benefits of protein?
Protein comprises smaller units called amino acids, which – yes – help repair and build muscles, but also provide energy, as well as produce hormones and enzymes. Eating a diet rich in protein supports muscle growth and recovery, hair and nail health, metabolic function, and even healthy ageing. Want to know more?... Click below.
Dehydration and gut health: here’s why we’re more bloated in the summer than at any other time
Evidence suggests that humble H2o is fundamental to gut health, so staying hydrated it one of the best things you can do to beat the bloat this summer. This piece examines the role of dietary fibre and why drinking enough liquids are so important for them to perform their role in supporting digestive health.
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