Category: Health

The Science Behind Functional Balance: improving your awareness of your balance health

Written by Stannah on 21st May 2020

As the number of over 65s grows rapidly, concern has grown about the quality of life of the elderly. The concern is even greater if we consider that old age is associated with multiple biological risk factors like muscle weakness, reducing functional balance control or gait disorders, which lead to a higher incidence of falls. […]

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We Take Care

Written by Stannah on 13th March 2020

Updated 5/8/2020 With current public health concerns, Stannah has increased its efforts to keep our communities safe. We are taking every precaution to eliminate direct contact and conduct all essential services as safely as possible. Working in the stairlift industry, nothing is more important to us than your safety. Given the current climate, we’d like […]

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World Stroke Day: Focusing on the Future and Recovering from a Stroke

World Stroke Day: Focusing on the Future and Recovering from a Stroke

Written by Stannah on 4th October 2019

Did you know: A stroke can happen to anyone, at any age? Today, October 29th, is World Stroke Day, so we’d like to take this opportunity to talk about strokes: their causes, symptoms and treatments – but we want to do more than that. We want to join the World Stroke Campaign’s cause this year! […]

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Bunions – what they are and how to treat and prevent them

Bunions – what they are and how to treat and prevent them

Written by Stannah on 24th April 2019

Did you know that together, your foot and ankle have 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments? It almost sounds unbelievable that it all fits into such a small part of our bodies! And have you ever stopped to think about the impact our feet have on our quality of […]

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dizziness, vertigo or loss of balance?

Dizziness, vertigo or loss of balance?

Written by Stannah on 22nd October 2018

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 example) loss of hearing. The good news is, they’re not a normal […]

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senior swimming

How can swimming improve balance?

Written by Stannah on 12th September 2018

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 17th August 2018

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 9th August 2018

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 our lives. But let’s think about what it means when we’re talking about food. How have our changing lifestyles and the changing world around us […]

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