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Knitting Has These Top Ten Health Benefits

Added January 17, 2020, Under: Arthritis, Health

  Who would have thought that the relatively simple hobby of knitting would actually be so beneficial to the knitters themselves? We often think that knitting is something enjoyed by the very young or the elderly, not realizing that it can be beneficial to people of all ages and whether they are male or female. As well as just enjoying knitting, it comes with all these health benefits too, helping to reduce depression and anxiety, slow the onset of dementia and distract from ...

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Your Vitamin D Levels Could Be Too Low if You Are Overweight or Obese

Added January 11, 2020, Under: Health, Vitamin D

One of the most important vitamins of all, to ensure our good health and wellbeing, has to be Vitamin D. And yet, in spite of the well known advantages of maintaining good levels,  there are many reasons why people are still testing as being deficient. And one of these reasons is when they are overweight or obese. Why does being overweight or obese affect Vitamin D levels? Research has added to the evidence linking obesity with lower levels of vitamin D with researchers finding why those carrying ...

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Suffering from Tennis Elbow? There are Natural Solutions

Added January 6, 2020, Under: Exercise, Health, How To, Inflammation

Tennis elbow is not always about playing the game. Also known as lateral epicondylitis, this is a condition in which the outer part of the elbow becomes painful and tender. The pain may also extend into the back of the forearm and even weakening your grip.  The onset of symptoms is generally gradual. Tennis elbow is the most common condition seen when patients experience elbow pain and is thought to be due to small tears of the tendons that attach forearm muscles to the ...

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How Safe Are Your Make-Up Products from Superbugs?

Added December 9, 2019, Under: Diseases, Health, Natural remedies, Skin Conditions

The press have been feeding the fear once more! And what must  we all be fearful of now?  Well, the make-up products lying around in our bathrooms, our bedrooms and of course at the bottom of our handbags! According to a new study, our make-up bags are packed full of super bugs, posing a major threat to our health. We are at risk of skin infections, blood poisoning and potentially even death from these make-up products. And top of the list are beauty blenders. Why ...

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Fighting Those Feelings of Fatigue

Added December 7, 2019, Under: Exercise, Health, Insomnia, Top 10

There can be lots of reasons why you might be feeling the effects of fatigue. And if you can get to the bottom of why you are feeling tired all the time, you have a basis for coming up with a solution. What are some of the reasons for fatigue? Stress is one reason - and we all know how common this has become.  When you are really stressed, cortisol keeps on flooding your system so that fatigue sets in and your ...

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Is the Glass Half-Empty or Half-Full?

Added November 27, 2019, Under: Health

It would seem to me that roughly fifty per cent of us have a "half full glass" attitude to life while the other fifty per cent veer to the "half-empty glass" way of thinking. It is the difference between being optimistic or pessimistic. And of course if you are already pessimistic - and then you are surrounded by people who are constantly complaining or moaning - that can have a serious effect on your well being.   According to Jon Gordon, who wrote the ...

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A Cluttered, Messy Home Can Lead to Stress and Anxiety

Added November 23, 2019, Under: Environment, Health, How To

In fact, psychologists say that it is a definite trigger of stress and anxiety even though this is not generally realized. Psychologist  Sherrie Bourg Carter explains: “Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, our workplaces, and ourselves. Messy homes and workspaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. Yet, rarely is clutter recognized as a significant source of stress in our lives.” What is it about clutter that it can act as a trigger? Sherrie tells us there ...

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Twisting the Tummy Time!

Added October 30, 2019, Under: Exercise, Health, How To

Back in the 1960s, the dance craze of the The Twist was all the rage.  As teenagers, we were all slim and agile and it was easy to master The Twist.  But all those twisting dance sessions could well have been good for our health too. A decade earlier and it was all about the hoola hoop when people of all ages took up another exercise for twisting the tummy. But how important is it to keep on twisting that tummy for ...

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Celery Juice can be a Natural Remedy for Headaches & Migraines

Added October 28, 2019, Under: Headaches & Migraines, Health, How To, Nutrition

There are many different types of headaches and migraines but they all have something in common - pain and discomfort. A daily drink of celery juice can be a natural remedy for you if you suffer from headaches or migraines. There are other health benefits from celery juice too.  Drink a large glass first thing in the morning to gain these benefits. Start with an 8 ounce glass and gradually increase to 16 ounces.  Here are some of health benefits To heal and activate ...

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How Hunger Can Make Us Angry

Added October 25, 2019, Under: Diets, Health, Nutrition, Vitamin D

When we are hungry, we can become snappy and irritable. If we have not eaten in a while, we can find it difficult to concentrate. If we are in need of a snack, this can severely affect our mood. But why does this happen? There is a new word out there And the word is hanger. Once it was a made up word but now it has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary, defined as being "bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger". In 2018, ...

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