Diabetes

The most common form of diabetes is called Type 2 Diabetes, and whether or not you get this condition is largely under your control, ie. It is preventable.

Exercise

We all know that exercise is important, but what sort of exercise should we be doing to maintain our general health and fitness, and to avoid problems like back pain, and threats like diabetes?All sources agree that some form of regular exercise is important, and this should include short spells of vigorous exercise to get …

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Obesity

The US Centers for Disease Control defines obesity as follows: “Weight that is higher than what is considered as a healthy weight for a given height is described as overweight or obese.” Obesity gets a special mention in 2020 as it’s been shown that it’s an underlying factor in the likelihood of death from coronavirus. …

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Sugar

Sugar in its various forms is a part of our diet, and in moderate quantities provides some of the calories we need. However, the typical western diet includes far too much, and this leads to a range of problems, the most common of which are obesity and type 2 diabetes. The National Health Service says:“Eating …

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Kidney Disease

The US National Kidney Foundation states that 1 in 3 American adults is at risk for kidney disease. Major risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney failure and being age 60 or older. Kidney disease often has no symptoms, and it can go undetected until very advanced. But a simple …

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Sleep

We often hear that sleep is important, but that leads to several questions: • How much sleep should we be getting? • What if we have less sleep than we should? • Can you have too much sleep? • Is an afternoon nap a good thing or a bad thing? The Harvard Medical School in …

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Cholesterol

According to the Mayo Clinic in the US: Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in your blood. Your body needs cholesterol to build healthy cells, but high levels of cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease. With high cholesterol, you can develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels. Eventually, these deposits grow, making it …

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Diabetes

The most common form of diabetes is called Type 2 Diabetes, and whether or not you get this condition is largely under your control, ie. It is preventable. So, this is what we’ll be focusing on here. FYI: Type 2 is ten times more common than the inherited form Type 1, which is something you …

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Heart Disease

For many of us, heart disease is perhaps the number one threat in terms of healthy longevity. And the bad news is that often the first attack is fatal. The National Health Service says that “Coronary heart disease is the term that describes what happens when your heart’s blood supply is blocked or interrupted by …

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