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May 2019 National Walking Month

You may not realise it, but May is National Walking Month and now the evenings are lighter for longer, this makes it the perfect time to get outside, and get walking. Walking has a whole host of different health benefits that you can use to motivate you to introduce walking into yours and family members daily lives.

Walking is good for your heart

Your heart is responsible for pumping the oxygen and blood around your body and keeping all the other organs working. So we think you’ll agree that it’s important to keep it in tip top condition! Walking not only strengthens your heart but reduces the risk of heart disease and strokes. In fact a brisk walk for 30 minutes every day is said to reduce your risk of a stroke by 27%. If this wasn’t enough, it also reduces bad levels of cholesterol and increases the levels of good cholesterol too!

Walking helps you to lose weight

If you are new to exercise, or maybe trying to lose weight gradually in order to keep it off, then walking is a great form of exercise for you. If you walk at around 2mph for 30 minutes then you will burn around 75 calories, and if you increase this to 4mph this will rise to around 150 calories. 20 minutes of walking a day will burn an incredible 7lbs of body fat a year.

You can lower your risk of dementia

An older person who walks six or more miles a week is less likely to have problems such as dementia. This is because walking has been proven to prevent your brain from shrinking.

Walking gives you energy

There are times when you feel more lethargic than others, and if you find yourself in this zone then a walk could do you good. It boosts your circulation and increases the oxygen supply is around your body, which in turn will keep you feeling alert and awake.

Increase your Vitamin D intake

Here in the UK there are lots of people who are deficient in Vitamin D, the best way to increase your levels of Vitamin D is to get outside in the sunshine. Vitamin D is good for your bone health, as well as your immune system, which is why it is important to try and increase the levels in your body.

Walking makes you happy

In the same way walking can help you feel energised, it is also great for making you feel happy. A brisk walk can be just as beneficial as taking an antidepressant, and can be a great helping hand if you are suffering from depression, anxiety or feeling stressed.

These are just some of the reasons why you should try to work in more walking to your daily routine. Whether you walk at lunchtime, or start your day with a walk, why not try it and feel the benefits for yourself.

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April 2019 Annual Stress Awarness Month

02/04/2019

April marks the start of National Stress Awareness Month! What are your plans? 

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April, since 1992 to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. According to the Mental health Foundation 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.
What can you do for Stress Awareness Month? for more information click on the link below :

http://www.stress.org.uk/national-stress-awareness-month-2019/

Also to complete a free individual stress test click on the link below :

http://www.stress.org.uk/individual-stress-test/

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 1-31st March

20/03/2019

Did You Know The risk of developing ovarian cancer gets higher with age. Ovarian cancer is rare in women younger than 40. Most ovarian cancers develop after menopause. Half of all ovarian cancers are found in women 63 years of age or older

It's time to TAKE OVAR. Raise awareness, fund research and save lives this March.For More Information click on the link below :

https://www.targetovariancancer.org.uk

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Don't Forget your Flu Jab This Winter !!

22/10/2018

Don't forget to get your flu jab this winter or remind a loved one of its importance. 

For more information, visit the link below

 

http://https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

 

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Lavender Christmas Raffle 21/12/2017

09/03/2018

Kind Donations from the lavender support services office team helped to create a 'Pamper Hamper' full of goodies, which we then raffled off as the main prize to all of lavender support care workers .

 

 The lucky winner of the hamper was our home care worker Carmen Hoppe .

 

The total amount raised was a fantastic amount of £250 which we choose to donate to Cransley Hospice Trust as they have been great support to many of our service users and staff . 

 

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Unacceptably short 15-minute home care visits

07/07/2016

15-minute home care visits to elderly and disabled people are still plaguing the care system in England, a report suggests.

 

Councils are not meant to schedule 15-minute visits for personal care, like help with washing, dressing or eating.

 

 

Follow the link for the full BBC Story

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-35411702

 

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Breakthrough on Alzheimer’s disease

01/07/2016

A MAJOR scientific breakthrough has caused researchers to hypothesise that Alzheimer’s disease starts when the brain believes it is under threat from bacteria and viruses.

 

Follow the link to the Daily Express article  -  

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/673714/breakthrough-researchers-have-found-what-causes-Alzheimer-s-disease

 

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