“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
Dear Diana I am in my early 60’s and am annoyed with myself because I often don’t remember people’s names or what I am out shopping for and sometimes I even forget what I did yesterday! My family get cross with me is there anything I can do to help myself? Elaine Wright… Huddersfield DearContinue reading “Do you have memory loss?”
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.
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.
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”
Most of us from time to time will have experienced a bloated tummy and know the uncomfortable feeling that accompanies water retention. This is when excess fluids build up in your circulatory system or within tissues and cavities. Called oedema, water retention can cause your hands, feet, ankles and legs to swell but more seriouslyContinue reading “Is water retention a problem?”
Insomnia is debilitating and is identified by habitual sleeplessness, wakefulness and restlessness, with more females affected than males. Between 10% and 30% of adults have insomnia and many of those affected are over the age of 65. The actual cause may be difficult to identify but insomnia can be triggered by a number of factorsContinue reading “Insomnia”
That great US Statesman Claude Pepper once said, “Life is like riding a bicycle. You don’t fall off unless you plan to stop pedaling.” Well, I don’t plan to stop pedaling any time soon and last week something rather exciting happened to me. As a mature woman I took possession of a new bike…possibly onlyContinue reading “don’t plan to stop pedaling any time soon”
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?”
Hello Diana, my problem is Gout which is very painful indeed. It comes and goes without warning and distresses me. Why do I get Gout, I thought it was a man thing, and what can I do to relieve the pain? ….. Mary O’Donnell Belfast Mary, gout is a form of arthritisContinue reading “Do you have Gout?”