What’s a portion of fruit or veg? With a recent study on how much fruit or veg we should be eating daily revealing that 10 portions a day is best for our overall health, it had us thinking about what a portion of fruit or veg actually is. Most studies and guidelines state that … Read moreWhat does a portion of fruit or veg look like?
A recent lung cancer research project, funded by Cancer Research UK has found that the recurrence of cancer could be detected up to a year before any other method currently available to medicine. In this exciting study, the UK research team examined blood for signs of cancer that were impossible to see on X-ray or … Read moreExciting Cancer Detection Breakthrough
If you cycle to work, you could cut your risk of cancer and heart disease by half, according to a fascinating study recently published in the BMJ and reported on here by the BBC. 250,000 UK commuters took part in the five-year study which also showed that walking had some benefits over sitting on public transport … Read moreWhy you Should Walk or Cycle to Work
A recent study found that increases in the quality and quantity of our sleep were associated with positive improvements in our health and wellbeing. This echoes similar findings from a Sleep Council survey that found a good night’s sleep left people feeling happier, more positive, and more productive the next day. This tells us … Read moreSleep Quality and Wellbeing
Diabetes week is June 11th-17th and the theme is ‘Know Diabetes. Fight Diabetes’. We thought we would look at what diabetes is and explore some of the key lifestyle factors that are linked with preventing Type 2 diabetes. What is diabetes? Diabetes is characterised by a high blood glucose level, due to the body losing … Read moreType 2 Diabetes and Lifestyle
More than 300 million people worldwide are currently living with depression according to latest estimations from the World Health Organisation (WHO), which is an increase of 18% in the decade from 2005 to 2015. These stats were released in the build up to World Health Day, which is happening today (April 7th), and is the … Read moreWorld Health Day: Depression
Stress is something we all feel from time-to-time so you may be interested to hear that fruit and veg might help. Reaching for a piece of fruit might not be everyone’s first thought when stress starts to take hold, but a recent study has highlighted a potential link between fruit and vegetable consumption and … Read moreFruit, veg and stress reduction