Do you suffer from back pain? How often do you complain about back ache?
While back ache is very common it can be very debilitating , Often the back ache is not caused by anything serious and will usually see improvement in around 6 weeks. However, if the symptoms continue or get worse please always go to see your Doctor or visit the local pharmacy.
I recently suffered a severe back ache which lasted for around 4 weeks. I was in a lot of pain but managed to carry on with my day-to-day routine and some of the tips below really helped me
10 tips to help reduce everyday stress
Have a good laugh
They say laugher is the best medicine. By having a good laugh you are not think about your current stressful problems.
By laughing your body releases endorphins, which are the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins will help you with an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain. So this can mean that your view on all the day-to-day stressful events will vastly improve even when the laughing has gone.
So dig out that comedy DVD and have a good laugh.
What is carbon monoxide poisoning
Carbon monoxide is a gas that has no colour, taste or smell yet it can kill you. The gas is produced by burning material containing carbon.
Always get a reputable company or gas registered fitter to install your boiler or other gas appliances. If you get a cowboy this can result in carbon monoxide leaks and poisoning.
Sadly it is the very common cause of fatal poisoning in the UK. It has been estimated that it can cause accidental deaths of over 50 people a year and around 200 non-fatal poisonings each year. Do not become a victim
I am being treated for high blood pressure (thankfully it is under control) yet for a while I did nothing about it even though there is a history of blood pressure in the family.
Please do not think it is something I will not get. Did you know that 1 in 3 people in the UK have high blood pressure?
This updated post includes a report after my Mammogram result (which is fine by the way)
Today I finally took the courage to have my mammogram.
Received a few letters from the NHS and thought I will make that appointment. But as we all know life gets in the way and we forget where we put the letter etc.
Smoking is the biggest cause of preventable deaths in England, accounting for more than 80,000 deaths each year. One in two smokers will die from a smoking-related disease.
If you could see inside your body you would see the damage it can do – so stop.
Menopause in the Workplace
We need to talk about the M word…..
Menopause is the time in most women’s lives when menstrual periods stop permanently and they are no longer able to bear children. Menopause is usually a natural change. Generally it occurs between 49 and 52 years of age. Many women of this age are active in the workforce and the symptoms of menopause can interfere with a woman’s ability to work.
Why you need to take the 10,000 steps a day challenge to keep fit.
Keeping active with your mind and body is vital for all ages and more so the older you get.
There is a lot of talk regarding taking 10,000 steps a day for extra fitness – this may sound a lot but can be achieved very easily.
I often manage between 10,000 and 12,000 steps a day.
10,000 steps can amount to around 5 miles a day.
If you are in any doubt about any form of exercise and how it could affect your health do check with your Doctor first.
There are many good things about the menopause – You save at least £10 a month on sanitary products (that is equivalent to a free weekend break)
No more cramps or feeling rubbish
You start to love your body
No worry of pregnancy – so you can enjoy better sex with your partner
No more binging on chocolate each month – unless you want to!
Breasts are not tender every 3-4 weeks
No more of having to carry extra sanitary products with you ‘just in case’