We sit to take the weight off our feet but sitting for too long can result in slack abdominal muscles and slumped posture encouraging cramp and indigestion. Exercise helps to re-oxygenate your system and improve your circulation and digestion. Reintroducing exercise for the less active and for those getting older or restricted in their movementsContinue reading “Too much sitting”
Dear Diana I’ve just hit 60 and feel so frustrated because my joints are stiff and painful. It makes it more difficult to move around like I did previously. Is this just old age creeping on…or is there something I can do to help myself? Helen Martin Somerset Do you want to exercise atContinue reading “Joint Pain”
Diana Moran – The Lady 21st April 2016 – Great posture never goes out of style.
“Jane reminds us that God is in his heaven, the monarch on his throne and the pelvis firmly beneath the ribcage. Apparently rock and roll liberated the pelvis and it hasn’t been the same since” says the delightful Emma Thompson on her heroine – Jane Austen.
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?”
It could be said mature folk are “chronologically advantaged” because we have so much to offer, not least of which is experience! Many people age well and maintain strong bodies in later life having regularly looked after their health over the years. We’ve certainly no control over our destined life span, but we do haveContinue reading “Modern Grandparenting”
Dear Diana, I’m in my 60s and can’t believe that I appear to have acne. It’s so many years since I went through that terrible teenage phase of thinking I’d never be rid of those unsightly blemishes. And now I feel I’m back there trapped in the nightmare all over again. Is this normal? BeckyContinue reading “Acne in middle age?”
Some people experience burning or throbbing in their legs or may have swollen feet and ankles. Many suffer from aching, heavy and uncomfortable legs often caused by swollen and enlarged veins that usually occur on the legs and feet. These are symptoms of varicose veins that are usually worse during warm weather or if you’veContinue reading “Exercise for varicose veins”
Hello Diana, I am in my late 50’s and am anxious to keep my body strong and healthy. What natural ways do you recommend to help me maintain good bones and prevent the thinning bone disease osteoporosis? Hello, Osteoporosis is a silent insidious bone disease linked to hormonal changes and the menopause in women. ItContinue reading “Maintaining strong bones”
Dear Diana, after a recent medical check-up which included a blood test I was told I was anaemic. How can I help myself to rectify this? Patricia Carson West Yorkshire Patricia, typical symptoms of anaemia are lack of energy, a rapid heartbeat and shortness of breath when exercising, or dizziness. Being told you are anaemicContinue reading “Anaemia”
Vast sums of money are being spent on the search for the elixir of life, a drug that would slow the ageing process. But there is no pill or drug that we can recommend. But, there is a fascinating new idea emerging from research and that is that by becoming more active we can reduceContinue reading “Chronic inflammation is one of the major causes of the changes that we have assumed to be due to the normal ageing process”