Category: Health

dizziness, vertigo or loss of balance?

Dizziness, vertigo or loss of balance?

Written by Stannah on 9:00 am

What’s the difference and what can you do about it? Table of contents Loss of Balance Dizziness Vertigo A Fear of Heights     Dizziness and vertigo are very common complaints among the elderly. However, feelings of unsteadiness are often dismissed and ignored because people think that they’re a normal part of aging like (for […]

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How can swimming improve balance?

Written by Stannah on 10:48 am

We’ve all heard about how a sedentary lifestyle increases your risk of developing life-threatening health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. However, we really don’t hear much about how important it is to improve our sense of balance and how doing so can go a long way to preventing falls, especially as we […]

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benefits of vitamin D

Vitamin D: nutrition and sunshine to keep us healthy

Written by Stannah on 5:49 am

About 88% of the population of the world is Vitamin D deficient. This statistic, which shows that the majority of the population of the world lacks Vitamin D, may come as a shock to many people. After all, when you consider the number of people who live in sunny climates, you would expect the percentage […]

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How have eating habits changed in the last 50 years?

Food: How have eating habits changed in the last 50 years?

Written by Stannah on 12:30 pm

All over the world what we eat is changing, but is what we’re eating nowadays better for us than what we ate 50 years ago? The world has changed a lot in the last 50 years. Globalization, advances in technology, changing gender roles and climate change have had a huge impact on how we live […]

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Stephen Hawking: ALS Day

ALS Day: The Curious Case of Stephen Hawking

Written by Stannah on 12:49 pm

On World ALS Day 2018, we join the ALS Awareness movement because we believe we all need some inspiration and hope when it comes to facing the obstacles we find in our paths. Whether it’s ALS, MS or any other neurodegenerative disease, the more people are aware, the more incentive there will be for people […]

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World MS day

World MS day: “A day to celebrate global solidarity and hope for the future”

Written by Stannah on 9:37 am

“The disease with a thousand faces” – also known as Multiple sclerosis. Why a thousand faces? Because each person diagnosed with this incurable chronic disease has unique symptoms. We still don’t know so much about MS, so the World MS organization decided to “bring people closer” through research for World MS day 2018. “The #bringinguscloser […]

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Fatigue in the elderly

Too tired to enjoy your twilight years?

Written by Stannah on 10:57 am

As we age, we are more prone to certain illnesses and these may leave us feeling more tired. However, tiredness is not a symptom of aging! Unless chronic pain is causing your fatigue, there are things you can do to give you more energy, so that you can get on with engaging with your life. […]

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World Health Day: Parkinson’s disease and its effects on mobility and balance

Written by Stannah on 10:40 am

On World Health Day, you will certainly read about healthy habits and, for instance, how drinking water is good for your health. While these are all helpful tips and important topics to cover, we decided to take things further. What if you couldn’t drink that glass of water that makes you healthier by yourself? It […]

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