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Get Going Together

26Nov

Get Going Together is a health and wellbeing programme helping older people take part in physical activity. According to Age  UK (and me!) “Exercise brings physical and mental benefits and gives people the opportunity to socialise with others.”   It’s organised by Age … Continue reading

  

Winter warmer – Porridge

25Nov

Right I know I’m probably late to the party with this suggestion but the other week someone told me a new way to cook porridge and it’s DELICIOUS. It tastes like it has been made with cream and not semi-skimmed … Continue reading

  

Exercise acts as a drug

23Nov

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while physical activity saves it and preserves it” (Plato) Instead of writing a post I am just going to link to an article in the British Journal of Pharmacology, … Continue reading

  

10 tips to help you be healthy

20Nov

I understand that not everyone has the desire to make big changes to their lives, that a glass of wine with supper is one of life’s small pleasures and you may not want to run a 5k. However here are … Continue reading

  

Do you know one of the best forms of exercise for your health is free?

7Oct

Yes, FREE!!! and who doesn’t love a bargain? So what’s this secret exercise? Walking.  It can help transform people’s health according to The “Walking Works” report by the Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support. “Walking works. It makes people happy, keeps everyone healthy … Continue reading

  

Exercise vs Drugs

2Oct

A study (the Comparative effectiveness of exercise and drug interventions on mortality outcomes: metaepidemiological study) published recently in the British Medical Journal found that exercise could be as good as drugs for certain conditions. The conditions that were studied were secondary … Continue reading

  

A simple back exercise.

20Dec

Very important muscles to exercise as we age are the upper back muscles to prevent that hunched over look where the chest muscles are too tight and the upper back muscles are weak.  Exercises that don’t use any equipment to work … Continue reading

  

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