Everyone experiences problems during the winter, but the weather is even worse and painful when suffering with arthritis. Coping with this sometimes debilitating disease can be more challenging when the weather is cold, as the joints get stiff and hurt.
However, the winter cold shouldn’t keep you indoors as when walking outside during the winter it has many health benefits for arthritis patients. Besides burning calories you can feel more positive and motivated.
With the UK baby boom generation moving ever closer to retirement, a recent study has highlighted 4 healthy behaviours that are believed to increase your chances of staying healthy in your old age.
The study was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal and has shown that a combination of:
Moderate alcohol consumption
Not smoking All the above could help you live longer, healthy lives.
The co-author of the study Dr Séverine
What are the Diabetes signs in Women?
I have over the last few years been asked, especially as my parents are diabetic if it’s possible for men and women to have different symptoms of diabetes. Well apart from the known diabetes signs, there are apparently and only based on my findings just a few additional diabetes signs in women.
These diabetes signs are not necessarily common and may be thought to be completely harmless, but don't take this for granted, for the followi
Winter Insurance Tips - Avoid Frozen/Burst Pipes
he blast of Arctic air recently experienced is set to return this week and will send temperatures plunging into the minus figures again and generally highlights the danger to our elderly population, as also, householders from frozen and burst pipes.
According to one leading Insurance expert:
“Damage caused by freezing water in pipes and leaking or ‘‘escaping’’ water from tanks, pipes, or heating systems is covered as stand
Insurance small print. Do you know what it means?
Understand the jargon:
Waiver of premium:
An option with many life and critical illness plans, the waiver is effectively an insurance on your insurance.
It means the monthly premiums for cover will be paid if you are unable to work through accident or illness. Adding a waiver to a policy typically increases the cost of cover by between five and ten per cent.
This allows you to increase the le
Tips for dealing with Arthritis Pain in your Hands:
Whether you’ve had a hand injury , or just simple wear and tear, pain in your fingers and wrists can give you real discomfort during the day. As we need our hands for writing and typing , dressing and even driving .
Therefore, try and make some simple changes to your daily routine to try and help alleviate the symptoms and pain:
- Give your hands a rest before they start hurting! If you know you are going to do a task
We all suspected it and it has now been confirmed that 2012 was one of the wettest years in history. I think from what I read that 2012 was the second wettest year, with the year 2000 being the wettest ever. And sadly, for many people they have had to suffer extensive water damage to their homes following all the bad weather and flooding. However, if this is the first time that this has happened to you, and you have no idea where to start, then what do you do when making a cl
As our weather conditions worsen and it starts to get a lot colder, uk households will start to turn up their heating a few notches to try and keep warm.
But at the same time, many of us, especially the vulnerable and elderly will also worry about whether they can afford to pay their energy bills or not.
However, as with previous postings here, there is some helpful advice, financial help and discounts available. And I recently came across an organisation called the Home