Fresh news for a healthier lifestyle
Most of us expect to wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and well-rested – but for many this isn’t the case. We often wake up feeling irritable, groggy or unwell – but today I want to talk about why you might be waking up with tired, heavy legs.
The term ‘tired legs’ often includes feelings of heaviness, stiffness or a dull ache. I explain some of the common causes of this symptom, as well as the steps you can take to manage it. Continue reading >
Anyone who has had a massage knows just how good it can make you feel afterwards. Not only do they help to relax you (both mentally and physically), a regular massage can also help to relieve many health problems including stress, tension and pain, and that’s not all… they are great for improving your circulation too!
The ancient Greeks understood the healing benefit of a daily massage and saw them as an essential part of maintaining good health and well-being, and with good reason. Continue reading >
The music is blaring. You can feel its beat coursing through your body. The adrenaline is pumping and you are screaming and dancing to the music along with the thousands in the crowd. You leave the concert and you still hear the pounding music. A couple of hours later, you lie down to sleep and your ears are still ringing from the concert. You know it is because the music was so loud, and expect the ringing to have stopped by the next day. Continue reading >
Good circulation is incredibly important! Not only does it transport blood around our bodies to distribute oxygen and nutrients to our cells, but it also removes waste and toxins.
When poor circulation occurs, blood doesn’t flow as freely through the body as it should, leading to blockages in the arteries. This is bad news for some very important organs, such as the heart and the brain, which rely on receiving these important nutrients in order to function properly, so keeping your circularity system in optimum condition is vital. Continue reading >
When the sun comes out it’s inevitable that your ankles and feet do too! No longer hidden under trousers, tights or boots, at this time of the year our lower limbs and toes are freer to bask in the summer sun (when it makes an appearance) in shorts, skirts and flip flops. But with the sun comes heat and with heat often comes ‘the swell’!
Swollen ankles and feet (referred to medically as oedema) can be caused by a number of reasons from too much salt in your diet, prolonged sitting or standing (such as a lengthy car journey or flights) to age and pregnancy. This type of oedema is typically mild and temporary; however it can be uncomfortable and painful at times.
During the summer months, especially during heat waves or when someone is exposed to more heat than usual, such as when holidaying aboard, heat oedema is common and can cause ankles, feet and even legs to swell more than usual. Continue reading >