Could fasting boost your brainpower? A stomach hormone that stimulates appetite seems to promote the growth of new brain cells and protect them from the effects of ageing – and may explain why some people say that fasting makes them feel mentally sharper. When ghrelin was first discovered, it became known as the hunger hormone. … More Hungry stomach hormone promotes growth of new brain cells
Should we wait for pain to stop us exercising before we seek treatment? Or with better education can we be taught to recognise the early onset of an injury? Read more at the Drummond Clinic to learn how to take charge of your body and recognise early signs of injury.
With the length of time we spend sitting at our desks, in front of TVs and behind the wheel reaching an all time high, our posture has never mattered more. We all know we should be sitting better and working more on holding good posture, but it’s easy to forget. However, it is something worth … More Are You Sitting Straight?
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
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
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
Whilst fitness trackers and sports computers can be a real benefit to improving performance in elite athletes, do they really work for the rest of us? Whilst some praise the development of fitness trackers for making us all aware of how we treat our bodies and have even helped people diagnose things such as diabetes … More Do Fitness Trackers Really Work?
Not only can January leave us feeling flat after a month of festivities, but it is also a time when so many of us seem to be suffering from a cold or flu. There are wide range of potential treatments that we all turn to. However, not all of them will help – and which … More Beat The January Blues