When it comes to getting a routine check-up, blood pressure is usually something that many of us can improve on. High blood pressure can be a result of obesity, genetic inheritance, poor diet, smoking, drinking, lack of sleep and lack of exercise and can affect just about anyone. It is estimated that around 1 in 4 adults in the UK are affected by high blood pressure, which can increase the chances of other associated health issues such as a stroke, heart disease, heart attacks, heart failure and vascular dementia.
So, how can you combat it?
Although Christmas Day might be behind us, the after-effects can last for quite some time! Even the most well-intentioned of us can succumb to overindulging during the festive season, which can lead to bloating and feelings of lethargy. Luckily there are a few quick exercises that you can do to help alleviate bloating and get your digestive system back on track.
We all know that regular exercise is great for keeping those extra pounds at bay during the winter, but did you know that it is also good for keeping your immune system in check? Studies show that it is possible to drastically reduce the amount of colds you get as well as helping your body fight harmful diseases by taking up a regular exercise regime. While the exact reasons for this are still being investigated, there are a few theories as to why this might be.
It’s common knowledge that exercise can have a positive impact on our physical health, but did you know that exercise can also have a huge impact on your gut bacteria?
If you’ve been battling with getting to sleep for some time then, then it is more likely than not that you have tried everything you can think of to encourage better sleep habits. But, did you know that the answer can be as simple as an afternoon workout?
What a scorcher! The heat wave we’re having in the UK right now is definitely well-deserved! But, while it’s great to spend lots of time outside, it’s super important to make sure you do it safely, especially if you’re working out.