Feeling the need to go on a health kick can be a daunting prospect. But its the small, sustainable lifestyle adjustments, rather than the radical changes that have the longer lasting effects on your health. Check out these Seven things you can do right now to put yourself on a path to better health.
Metabolism. Its discussed on health and wellness sites on a daily basis. Is your metabolism too low? Is it too high? How can you boost your metabolism? Head over to the Fitbit Blog to uncover the latest metabolism myths.
Figures show that mental health issues for girls and women are on the rise, with young women being three times as likely to experience a common mental health problem as young men. Statistics from the NSPCC have shown a 35% rise in ChildLine counselling sessions about anxiety in the last year. Mental Health Foundation considers … More Rise in Anxiety Amongst Girls and Young Women
The media has reported that scientists have found antibiotics illegally available on 45% of websites they tested. Researchers looked at whether the online pharmacy was properly registered – and therefore legal – as well as whether they required a prescription before selling the antibiotics and if safety information was provided. The findings are worrying due … More Reckless Distribution of Antibiotics by Online Pharmacies
Doctors have started using virtual reality to help children overcome their fear of MRI scanners is hospitals. Although not dangerous, the scanners are very loud and some people don’t like being in very small spaces. Doctos at King’s College Hospital in London have been using VR to reassure patients facing MRI scans before they experience … More Doctors Use Virtual Reality to Prepare Children for Scans
Microsoft is launching Healthcare NeXT, a new healthcare and medical research effort, with a partnership with University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre. The initiative falls under Microsoft Research’s New Experiences and Technologies organisation, creating a new internal incubator to create collaborations with great healthcare companies. Read more at Fortune
If everyone took vitamin D supplements, more than 3 million fewer people in the UK would have respiratory infections like cold or flu every year. That’s according to new analysis of data from nearly 11,000 people. Whilst vitamin D is known to be important for bone and muscle health, recent clinical trials conclude that supplements … More Vitamin D Prevents Coughs and Colds
Mental-health charity Place2Be has found that amongst 700 children aged 10 and 11, two-thirds worry “all the time”. Concerns about family and friends and fear of failing at school are the top causes of anxiety. The charities chief executive says that whilst it’s perfectly normal to worry from time to time, if these worries become more … More High Levels of Anxiety in Children
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that is frequently used in medicine to treat drug resistant epilepsy. This diet is becoming increasingly popular in the news due to its suggested ability to cause weight loss and improve brain function. In this post Brianna Stubbs, DPhil student in metabolic biochemistry at Oxford University, explains exactly … More Ketone Bodies for Optimal Health
New estimates show that around 620,000 people in the UK are carrying a faulty gene that puts them at high risk of developing coronary heart disease or sudden death. The overall figure could be more higher due to under-diagnosis and undiscovered faulty genes which can increase a person’s risk of these potentially fatal conditions. These … More Thousands at Risk of Sudden Death from Silent Heart Conditions