Author: Jessica Bott

Men’s Health: Looking After Your Heart

We all know the basics of being healthy, including exercising and eating well. But do you know how to look after your heart? Heart conditions can cause several signs and symptoms, here’s what you should know about them and how to stay healthy. According to the British Heart Foundation (BHF), 11 per cent of men in the UK have been diagnosed with a form of heart and circulatory disease. This includes coronary heart disease, angina, heart attack, congenital heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. You may already know one of the signs of a problem, namely chest pain....

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Men’s Health: Common Male Cancers Signs and Symptoms

It’s the time of year when men’s health issues are at the forefront of our minds, from mental health to male cancers. That’s why we’ve put together a short guide on everything you need to know about the three most common male cancers and their signs and symptoms. The earlier any type of cancer is diagnosed, the better the chances are that your treatment will be successful. Part of this is understanding the symptoms and when you should see your GP for a possible early diagnosis. Prostate Cancer The prostate gland is found below the bladder. You should look...

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Viral vs. Bacterial Throat Infection – What’s the Difference?

It’s the time of year where winter illnesses start to become more common, from coughs, colds and flu to a throat infection. When you have a sore throat it can be uncomfortable to eat, drink and talk. Getting the right treatment is important to help you get back to feeling yourself again, but to do so you need to know what’s causing your sore throat. The cause of your sore throat isn’t always obvious, but they are usually caused by an infection which can be either viral or bacterial. Here’s our guide to the difference between a viral and...

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Four Strengthening Exercises for Arthritis

Strengthening exercises for arthritis are important as they can help keep your muscles strong so that in turn they can help to support the joint and also keep your joints mobile. Doing these exercises three to five times per week is recommended. For strengthening exercises, start with as many repetitions you can comfortably do and then build up gradually. For strengthening exercises, start with as many repetitions you can comfortably do and build up the number gradually. You should aim to complete between six and fifteen repetitions as this has been shown to achieve benefit. For stretching exercises, you should...

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Why Should I Get a Flu Jab?

It’s coming to the time of year when the weather turns colder, and we start to plan for Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas. But, you don’t want to catch the flu when you’re trying to enjoy the season’s festivities, particularly if you’re spending time with family and friends. Even at our fittest and healthiest, we can all catch flu and it can really knock you for six. Each year, there can be several different strains of the virus, with symptoms ranging from fever, headache, sore throat and aches and pains. While it does usually clear up by itself after...

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