Category Archives: Health and Fitness

Knowing Your Body

I was out running the other day with a good friend of mine. She does not run very often and has just started to get into running. I had just completed a good long run the weekend before, so it was a gentle run out for both of us. It gave us the time to chat and talk about life, liberty and our running.

How to Have the Perfect Smile in Photos

There is nothing worse than looking like a million bucks in the mirror and like 50 cents in photos. Oh, how can those models look so flawless in photos? Well, first of all, that is their job. Secondly, it takes practice and some good tips such as those listed below. So without further ado, here is how to have a million dollar smile in photos.

A Brief Comparison of CT Scans and MRI Scans

Patients often find it confusing to differentiate between a CT scan and an MRI scan. To them, they may seem similar and whether you need one or the other doesn’t matter. It is important however to identify key differences of each procedure so that next time you are required to undergo a scan you’ll know exactly what to expect. Here is a comparison of common patient concerns regarding undergoing a CT scan or MRI scan.

Weight loss bootcamps: what to know before you go

If your weight loss efforts have recently hit a plateau, don’t be too concerned; it’s an experience that many of us can inadvertently run into. Perhaps some stressful experiences at home or work have led you to comfort eat, or you are already fit, but your motivation has plummeted. You might deem a weight loss boot camp just the solution; even just the phrase “boot camp” implies military-style hard work and no slacking. However, consider the following before you enrol…

Start a Conversion: Knowing Who to Contact About Important Health Concerns

We are faced with numerous concerns during our everyday lives. What to have for dinner, how to deal with traffic on the motorway and contemplating a much-needed holiday are a handful of examples. It is therefore ironic that we often take our health for granted until things start going wrong. Of course, we cannot avoid the occasional illness and if we are victims of an accident, we could very well require emergency treatment or even a lengthy period of hospitalisation.

7 Healthy Habits That Appear To Be Harmful

There are no hard and fast rules for a healthy life. When it comes to a healthy person, various factors matter. It could be true for many people. And keeping up a good health is crucial for every person. There are a number of good habits we all have and we believe they are healthy for us. But they might be really harmful. Plus, if you pursue your career in nutrition and fitness you can keep a great and healthy

Four Games that Improve Brain Power

The brain is one, if not the, most important organs in the body. It serves at the centre of the nervous system in all vertebrate and most invertebrate animals. It is the most complex organ in the vertebrate’s body, particularly in humans, as the cerebral cortex contains approximately in 15-33 billion neurons. With all that power it is the important to keep the brain active and energised.

5 Ways to Reduce Getting Wrinkles

Wrinkles worry so many people especially women. A study has shown that wrinkles reduce confidence in many women as they start to feel like they are no longer beautiful. Looking older than you feel is always depressing. Skin without wrinkles is a sign of youth and beauty. Many people think that ageing wrinkles are unavoidable nonetheless it was a thing of the past. With technological advances, it is now possible to win the battle against wrinkles and still look young.

The Risk of Untreated High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is a silent killer that can cause a stroke or heart attack, without any warning. High blood pressure hardly ever has symptoms that you might notice, and more than a quarter of people in the UK have blood pressure that is high enough to cause problems if it is left untreated. Let’s look at what it is, and how you can control or treat it, with and without medication.

Healthy Foods You Need After Your Workout

When you get a great workout in, your body’s energy stores are depleted. It’s normal to feel tired and drained after you give it 100 percent. You might think that it’s best not to eat after a workout, but fitness experts say that your body actually wants food after a workout so that it can replenish its muscles, bones and ligaments. Here are five healthy foods that you need after a great training session: