Diana Moran introduced fitness to the UK in the 80s with BBC Breakfast TV. Now at 82 she reflects on her effect on women’s roles over the last 50 years: Lifting the lid on her own battle with cancer removing…
Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint.In the UK, more than 10 million people have arthritis or other, similar conditions that affect the joints. Arthritis affects people of all ages, including children. Types of arthritis Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the 2 most common types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis Ost Rheumatoid arthritisContinue reading “Arthritis”
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it”
W.H.Murray – The Scottish Himalayan Expedition
My Bone Boosters programme consists of a set of easy movements designed specifically to strengthen and preserve bone thickness. They are exercises you can do in your everyday life, around your home or workplace or in the garden. You need no more than 20-30 minutes a day, for three days a week, though we do ask that you build up to this slowly to avoid possible injury or over-tiring.
You’re never too old to improve bone and muscle strength, even if you actually suffer from osteoporosis. Before-and-after research with very elderly people has demonstrated the benefit of bone-loading exercise and also shown how mobility and muscle power enhance even simple activities like getting up from a chair, lifting parcels or going up stairs. Of course these benefits also reduce the risk of falling and suffering a fracture. Should you have the bad luck to fall, you’re less likely to suffer serious consequences.
The good news is men are more likely to have body odour and sweat more than we women! However when girls reach puberty they produce body odour when the apocrine sweat glands develop. Apocrine sweat is produced in the groin, armpits, and the areola of the nipples, mouth, feet and hair. Bacteria on your skinContinue reading “Is body odour a problem?”
Before you begin any exercise programme check with your doctor if you suffer from heart disease, high blood pressure, joint problems, back problems, obesity, a serious illness, or are convalescing The following exercises concentrate on strengthening and maintaining suppleness in the shoulders, arms and wrists to be able to perform everyday upper body activities suchContinue reading “Exercise your arms, chest and wrists”
“Meditation and Concentration are the way to a Life of Serenity” ~ (Baba Ram Dass). But many a menopausal woman feels far from serene as she battles with the problem of trying to concentrate which frequently occurs during the perimenopause, the transitional period before menopause. Some women worry in case this lack of concentration isContinue reading “Is the menopause stopping you from concentrating ?”
Hi Diana can you help me to find a bra that fits! I have made some expensive mistakes recently buying bras that do nothing for me. How can I make sure I get the right size to give me a good shape? Charlotte Temple….Chester Charlotte you’re obviously not wearing the right size because your braContinue reading “Do you check your Bra size?”
Hello Diana I’m recently not comfortable in my own skin. It’s often itchy which distresses me. I am wondering what is causing this and if there is anything I can do to avoid the discomfort? Monica Jennings Preston Monica I have a sensitive skin myself and find itching and skin reactions are usually caused byContinue reading “Do you have itchy skin?”