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Sun Glorious Sun

With the summer season well underway, we thought it appropriate to highlight the healthy benefits and unfortunate harmful effects of the sun and its ultraviolet (UV) rays. How do we benefit from sun exposure? The sun’s rays enable the body to produce Vitamin D naturally. This Vitamin D allows the body to absorb essential Calcium…. Read the full article…

Gardening – Pull your weeds, not your back!

Gardening for many people is just a chore that has to be done and for others it is their main leisure activity. In both cases it is important to prepare your joints and muscles prior to descending on your garden in the spring. What everyone wants is to be fit and healthy enough to actually… Read the full article…

Winter Depression

During the winter months – particularly December, January and February – ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder’ (SAD) affects approximately 500,000 people in the UK. The shortened daylight hours and lack of good sunlight in the winter months are thought to cause a biochemical imbalance with a part of the brain known as the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus “rules… Read the full article…