THE only thing worse than having to work next to a sneezing colleague is the prospect of catching their horrible cold. Seventy per cent of us will go down with a respiration infection every year, which can take weeks to shake off an inevitable means that everyone we live with will catch it at some point too. In fact, according to a new study, the same number of parents believe that they've spread their bug on to their kids - resulting in sick days and miserable little ones. But there are a few simple things you can do to bolster your immunity and protect yourself against winter lurgies. We reveal the seven easy lifestyle hacks you can use to make yourself bug-proof:1. Have more sex As if you needed any excuse, one of the easiest ways to boost your immunity is to have sex. Getting frisky between the sheets twice a week has been linked with having higher levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin A, or IgA - which can help to protect you from getting colds and viruses. Oh, and sex … [Read more...] about How SEX can help you beat the sniffles…and 6 other cures for a common cold
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WE all know that childhood obesity is an ever-growing concern, but how to combat it is a debate that rages. Should we force our kids to work out every day, or should we leave them alone and hope that they grow to love exercise and enjoy eating their greens? Well, scientists from the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee insist that kids aren't doing enough exercise to fight the flab. According to new research, children should be encouraged to do strength-based exercises like squats, pushups and lunges.Kids need to fight obesity with bodyweight exercises Scientists examined the findings from 18 studies from eight countries that explored the effects of resistance training on body weight for kids aged eight to 16. They found it helped to decrease body fat, but had no real effect on lean muscle mass, body mass index or waist circumference. Rather than simply running around, the research said, taking part in exercises that cause the muscles to contract and grow stronger helps to reduce … [Read more...] about Beat childhood obesity by making kids do push-ups, PTs say – so would you take your child to the gym?
DIABETES symptoms include frequent urination and unexplained weight loss. Adding certain foods to your diet can help stabilise your glucose levels. By Laura Mitchell / Published 5th September 2018 GETTY HEALTH: 3.7 million people in Britain have some form of diabetes Diabetes is extremely common and around 3.7 million people in Britain suffer from the condition.Of those diagnosed 90% of cases are type-2 and 10% are type-1.Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high.Most people with type-1 diabetes are born with the condition, while type-2 can come on at any time. GETTY DIET: Eating the right foods can help lower your blood sugar levels Type-2 diabetes develops when the body becomes resistant to insulin or when the pancreas stops producing enough insulin.Common symptoms of type-2 diabetes include frequent urination, a sudden increase in appetite, moods swings and problems sleeping.One of the easiest ways to reduce blood … [Read more...] about Type-2 diabetes diet: Eat THESE foods for breakfast to lower blood sugar levels
IT'S what we all aim for...a great night out with NO hangover the next day. While it might seem too good to be true, it's actually not as far-fetched as you think. Simple things like popping supplements, avoiding shots, drinking the right booze and always lining your stomach will help you spring out of bed feeling OK the next day. Before you can tackle it, it's worth understanding exactly what a hangover is. Yes, yes...it's OBVIOUSLY the number one sign you drank too much the night before. But, let's face it, you're not going to stop drinking any time soon. A hangover is essentially an overload of toxins in your system, coupled with dehydration and a vitamin depletion from drinking too much. So, taking steps to avoid how many toxins end up in your body can go a long way to warding off a hangover. 1. Pop supplements You may already be taking supplements to boost your overall health, but the good news is they could also prevent a hangover. That's because they help combat the vitamin and … [Read more...] about How to PREVENT a hangover with 9 simple steps – and still have a great night out
It was the closest Jane Douglas had come to crying during a nightmare year. But it would not be sorrow sparking them. Instead they would be tears of joy as daughter Lily ended cancer treatment after 409 gruelling days. The date will remain etched in Jane’s mind – Tuesday, June 11, 2018. Finally, after so much pain, 10-year-old Lily had finished her treatment. The location was the UF Health Jacksonville hospital in Florida. Lily had been there for nearly two months receiving proton treatment and was about to ring the bell signifying the end of her journey. Now back in Perth, reflecting on that moment, Jane said: “I think it really hit me when she was ringing the bell. Lily said to me ‘don’t you dare cry’. I haven’t actually cried, although I cry at other kids stories. I didn’t want to cry because I knew if I started I might not stop. But when I got back from the hospital after she rung the bell and started writing about it on Facebook, I … [Read more...] about Inspirational Lily is back from the USA after beating cancer