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Do Young Children Today Have Enough Exercise?

Added August 31, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Exercise, Nutrition, Weight Loss

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In the past children would spend hours outside playing with their friends - whatever the weather. They were also encouraged to participate in organized school sport, although not all children wanted to. The long summers without school meant children had the freedom to spend all day exploring. But in many cases, modern technology and a growing fear of keeping children safe has changed all that. Today, official figures indicate that (a) in the UK one in every four children in the ...

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Allotment Gardens Can Be A Labor Of Love For Fresh Organic Fruit & Vegetables

Added July 23, 2015, Under: Environment, Exercise, How To, Nutrition

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  Last month, I shared my “open garden” with you. Now it is July and time to tell you about the Open Day we had at the allotment gardens.  An allotment garden in England is usually simply called “an allotment”. North Americans might know it better as a community garden. It is a plot of land made available for individual, non-commercial gardening or growing food plants. Sometimes it is farmers who rent out a portion of their land but often it ...

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Back Problems? Time To Take A Stand

Added May 4, 2015, Under: Drugs, Environment, Exercise, How To, Inflammation

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Suffering from back pain is such a common occurrence and, while for the millions who suffer from chronic low back pain there is no one certain cure, help is at hand by finding what works for them often through trial and error.  We have written an earlier post here on alternative pain solutions. Here are our suggestions 1. Release those healing endorphins which are hormones made naturally in the body that can be as strong as any pain meds because, when released, ...

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We All Know About Yoga For Our Bodies, But How About Yoga For Our Eyes?

Added April 17, 2015, Under: Exercise, How To, Nutrition, Top 10

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We have posted blogs on all types of yoga including: yoga for beginners; yoga for arthritis sufferers; yoga for those who want to get rid of cellulite; and yoga during pregnancy. But now it is time for our eyes to have a turn – yes, yoga for our eyes. I have a natural-health-conscious friend who turned to this method when she found her eyes were deteriorating - and she is thrilled with the result. Now she finds that she only needs to do the exercises ...

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Is Jock Itch A Condition That Only Affects Men?

Added April 7, 2015, Under: Exercise, Health, How To, Skin Conditions

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Even though jock itch is more common in men, it can certainly affect women too. When moisture or sweat becomes trapped in skin folds, fungus can start to grow. The most common fungus that causes jock itch (known as Trichophyton rubrum) is the same one that causes athlete’s foot and the infection can sometimes be spread from your own feet to the groin area. While roughly half the cases of jock itch are due to fungus, the remainder are caused by sweating, ...

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What Is Jin Shin Jyutsu or JSJ?

Added March 13, 2015, Under: Exercise, Headaches & Migraines, Health, How To

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JIN SHIN JYUTSU is the ancient art of releasing tensions which can be the cause of various symptoms in the body. Our bodies contain several energy pathways that feed life into all of our cells. When one or more of these paths become blocked, this damming effect may lead to discomfort or even pain. You can carry out Jin Shin Jyutsu yourself, helping to balance the energy and emotions through stimulating those meridians in your hands by holding different fingers ...

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Athlete’s Foot Could Also Be Called Athlete’s Hand

Added February 14, 2015, Under: Exercise, Men's Health, Skin Conditions

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The fungal infection that causes athlete’s foot can sometimes be spread to the hands. This is known as tinea manuum and it can occur if you touch the infected skin on your feet and then don't wash your hands afterwards. Although the transmission is rare from the feet to the hands, if it does occur it usually affects the palm of one hand causing a dry, red and itchy area.  It could easily be mistaken for the symptoms of eczema or ...

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Booties Are Not Just For Babies Or Surfers

Added February 3, 2015, Under: Exercise, Health, Skin Conditions

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Do your feet work hard for you, literally going the extra mile? Whether it is just day to day wear and tear on your feet or using them to propel you forward in your favorite sport, your feet really do need some regular care and attention. There is a whole host of conditions that can affect your feet including: painful blisters; athletes foot; cracked heels; nail fungus; plantar warts; or ingrown toenails. You can find out more about these conditions from our ...

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How To Keep Your Skin Wrinkle-Free From The Inside Out

Added January 7, 2015, Under: Environment, Exercise, Nutrition, Skin Conditions

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Most of us want to have smooth, blemish free skin to keep us looking younger but it is not just about adding lotions and potions to our faces. We need to keep our skin wrinkle-free from the inside too. Our skin comprises two layers and wrinkles can start in either layer. It is usually the outer epidermis where fine lines appear while frown and smile lines start their journey in the dermis. So we have to feed both layers Top of the ...

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Why You Should Avoid Antibiotics When Treating Rosacea

Added October 29, 2014, Under: Drugs, Exercise, Nutrition, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

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Medical doctors will often prescribe antibiotics, when you present with the symptoms of rosacea, suggesting you continue with one type for up to three months before trying a different type. We would like to explain why this is not a good idea nor the best solution. But first, what are the symptoms of rosacea? Rosacea is pronounced roh-ZAY-sha and causes facial redness and spots together with flushing. It typically affects the cheeks, nose and forehead and, though it’s not painful, it can be ...

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