Author: Jessica Bott

Keeping You Healthy This Winter: Coughs and Chest Infections

Colds and flu often cause a short-term cough or, in some cases, can be followed by a chest infection. A cough is a reflex action that helps to clear your airways of mucus, and can be a symptom of a chest infection. Having a cough can be uncomfortable, but you don’t have to just live with it. There are remedies you can try to help ease your symptoms. Here is all you need to know about coughs, including treatments as well as top tips on how to recover from a chest infection. A new continuous dry cough or a...

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Top Three Techniques for Stress Relief

We’re all living in what can be stressful times, as we’re now in a third lockdown. For many of us we can’t see family and friends in person and you maybe worried about your health or your family’s health. While low-level stress can help keep up motivated to achieve things in our daily life, too much stress can affect our mood, body and relationships (1). What are the symptoms of stress? Stress can affect everyone differently; you might have physical or mental symptoms and it could affect how you behave. Stress can manifest itself in headaches, muscle tension or...

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How to Look After Your Mental Health During Lockdown

Being in lockdown isn’t easy, many of us won’t be able to see our families and friends or do some of our hobbies and this can affect our mental health. Here are some tips that we hope will help you, or your friends and family, look after your mental health during the lockdown: 5 Top Tips for Looking After Your Mental Health During Coronavirus Stay Connected with Family and Friends For many of us, family and friends will have been there to help us through tough times. With social distancing we can’t see a lot of friends and family...

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10 Ways to Stay Entertained at Home While Social Distancing

We’re all spending more time at home this winter than before,  which might lead you to feel restless and bored particularly with the darker evenings and colder weather. But there are many of things you can do to help you stay entertained at home during lockdown. Here’s our top 10 suggestions. 10 Ways to Stay Entertained at Home while Social Distancing Take part in a home workout class Keeping active is an important part of our mental and physical health. While you might not be able to follow your usual routines, there are plenty of ways to stay active....

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How to Treat Colds and Flu at Home: Top Tips and Medications

Alongside the colder weather and darker evening, the arrival of the autumn and winter brings with it colds and flu. For most of us, we can treat colds and flu at home without seeing a GP. But there are some things you can do to help yourself get better. Here’s our top tips to help you ease your symptoms. Treating a cold: If you have a cold, you might have symptoms including a blocked or runny nose, a sore throat, a headache, muscle aches and coughs and sneezing. To treat a cold at home, the NHS recommends you (1):...

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