Carbo-loading is necessary only if you’re an endurance athlete, explains a health expert

Carbo-loading is necessary only if you’re an endurance athlete, explains a health expert

If you’re not an endurance athlete, you don’t need to increase your carb intake.Some runners may benefit from this side effect, but others might notice an increase in their overall body weight that may negatively affect their race performance.

Chinese Medicine Practitioner Reflects on Covid-19

Chinese Medicine Practitioner Reflects on Covid-19

A Permaculture principle is Slow the Flow--of water on the land, of dollars out of the local community.Speaking of plants and health, what does Chinese herbal medicine have to say about Covid-19?

Beauty gets into the grocery business

Beauty gets into the grocery business

Functional foods and beverages, like kombucha and protein bars, touting health benefits are not new — but brands selling them have been drawing an increasingly direct line between inner wellness and outer beauty.

Young people’s mental health suffering most during lockdown, research suggests

Young people’s mental health suffering most during lockdown, research suggests

Overall, young people are experiencing worse mental health outcomes from life during the pandemic their older counterparts, according to the survey, with those aged 18 to 24 reporting “amplified” feelings of low mood and poor wellbeing.

Wait 72 hours before opening packages to limit spread of virus, say researchers

Wait 72 hours before opening packages to limit spread of virus, say researchers

The advice comes from the Germ Defence website which advises the public on ways to help reduce the spread of viruses.Advice on the Germ Defence website draws on behaviour change techniques which the researchers say will reduce the risk of exposure to Covid-19 at home.

Regular exercise can bring long-term relief from pain caused by arthritis

Regular exercise can bring long-term relief from pain caused by arthritis

Findings from the CDC show that even though physical activity can naturally reduce arthritis pain, almost 50 percent of adults with arthritis and severe joint pain are physically inactive.Exercising may also help boost mental health, physical functioning and overall quality of life for those who suffer from painful arthritis.

Weight management, acupuncture and more: Natural remedies that help relieve arthritis pain

Weight management, acupuncture and more: Natural remedies that help relieve arthritis pain

Weight management, acupuncture and more: Natural remedies that help relieve arthritis pain.Take long, hot baths to ease stiffness, or use a cold compress to relieve painful swollen joints.A gentle massage can help relieve swollen joints and ease stiffness.

Half of UK workers feeling more stressed or anxious during lockdown, study finds

Half of UK workers feeling more stressed or anxious during lockdown, study finds

More than half of UK workers are feeling more anxious or stressed while working from home during lockdown , according to a new poll.More than half (54 per cent) said they would like their employer to give them the option of working from home more often post-lockdown.

One in three nurses say mental health has become ‘very bad’ during pandemic

One in three nurses say mental health has become ‘very bad’ during pandemic

The poll also found that rates of anxiety and burnout are far higher than usual, with 50 per cent of 996 healthcare workers surveyed saying their mental health had deteriorated since Covid-19 began affecting the UK.

Make Natural Beeswax Balms

Make Natural Beeswax Balms

Use your balm on any bit of your skin that really needs some thorough care and lots of moisture - cracked heels, dry elbows, chapped lips, rough hands after working in the garden.

Joe Wicks workout: The Body Coach vows to keep classes on YouTube to reach widest possible audience

Joe Wicks workout: The Body Coach vows to keep classes on YouTube to reach widest possible audience

Earlier this month Wicks – also known as The Body Coach – launched a series of PE classes on YouTube to help children stay fit during school closures.However, Wicks said he had no plans to move the sessions to TV and would continue broadcasting from his Body Coach TV YouTube channel.

Homestead Wellness Practices

Homestead Wellness Practices

Try this simple recipe to start: Put a whole chicken in the slow-cooker or Crock Pot (or a few breasts), add water until it rises up about halfway on the chicken, sprinkle 2 teaspoons of curry powder (or chili powder if you don't like the taste of curry), a generous sprinkle of salt, add optional 2 to 3 large potatoes (chopped) and let it cook for 12 hours on low.

Natural methods for relieving jaw pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis

Natural methods for relieving jaw pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis

Natural methods for relieving jaw pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis.RA causes a variety of symptoms, such as swelling and pain in the wrists and small joints of the feet, hands and knees.Fortunately, there are natural treatments for relieving jaw pain caused by RA.

Coronavirus: 1,000 volunteer therapists sign up to provide free support to NHS workers

Coronavirus: 1,000 volunteer therapists sign up to provide free support to NHS workers

Organisers said 2,000 NHS staff had registered for help in the first three days alone, with a further 10,000 people attempting to access the service in the past two days.Sam Cotton, therapist and co-founder, said NHS staff are concerned that they won't be able to access support at work due to high demand.

Coronavirus: NHS doctor returning to help during pandemic cheers up colleagues by singing opera

Coronavirus: NHS doctor returning to help during pandemic cheers up colleagues by singing opera

A doctor returning to the profession to help during the Covid-19 pandemic has been cheering up medics – by singing opera.Dr Alex Aldren, or “Dr Opera”, as he is affectionately known by his colleagues, left medicine to become a tenor.

Wart-be-gone: What are warts and how do you treat them at home?

Wart-be-gone: What are warts and how do you treat them at home?

Warts are small, non-cancerous growths that appear when the skin gets infected by any of the viruses that belong to the human papillomavirus (HPV) family.If you find small holes surrounded by hardened skin on the bottom of your feet, you can be sure they’re plantar warts.

Coronavirus: 28,000 virtual volunteers ‘adopt a grandparent’ to help carehome residents during lockdown

Coronavirus: 28,000 virtual volunteers ‘adopt a grandparent’ to help carehome residents during lockdown

More than 28,000 people from across the world have signed up to an “Adopt a Grandparent” scheme aimed at helping carehome residents during the coronavirus lockdown.

Coronavirus: Increased alcohol consumption during lockdown could lead to ‘second health crisis’, warn researchers

Coronavirus: Increased alcohol consumption during lockdown could lead to ‘second health crisis’, warn researchers

In separate research conducted by polling company Opinium for the charity Alcohol Change UK, almost one in five of daily drinkers in the UK said they had increased the amount of alcohol they consume during lockdown.

Where you carry weight could be more important than how much you weigh: Being “pear-shaped” is linked to LOWER heart disease risk, reveals study

Where you carry weight could be more important than how much you weigh: Being “pear-shaped” is linked to LOWER heart disease risk, reveals study

Where you carry weight could be more important than how much you weigh: Being “pear-shaped” is linked to LOWER heart disease risk, reveals study.However, according to a recent study, the location of fat on your body is a more accurate predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk than your actual weight.

Coronavirus: Incredible drone footage captures moment hundreds of revellers dance in ‘isolation disco’

Coronavirus: Incredible drone footage captures moment hundreds of revellers dance in ‘isolation disco’

This incredible drone footage captures the moment hundreds of revellers in Newcastle danced together in an "isolation disco " during the coronavirus lockdown.Mr Bone, who is in lockdown with his girlfriend Rebecca Turnbull, 31, added: “It’s gone mad.

No sugarcoating: Tips for cutting down your sugar intake and how to deal with withdrawal symptoms

No sugarcoating: Tips for cutting down your sugar intake and how to deal with withdrawal symptoms

But once you overcome withdrawal symptoms, you should begin to notice the following improvements: Higher energy levels Brighter skin Lack of sugar cravings Improved physical performance Better productivity Reduced abdominal fat Improved sleep quality 10 ways to reduce sugar intake.

Coronavirus: Dogs could be used to sniff out illness in ‘as little as six weeks’ time’

Coronavirus: Dogs could be used to sniff out illness in ‘as little as six weeks’ time’

Professor James Logan, from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said: “Our previous work demonstrated that dogs can detect odours from humans with a malaria infection with extremely high accuracy – above the World Health Organisation standards for a diagnostic.

The Health Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting (IF)

The Health Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting (IF)

When you refrain from caffeine and sugar specifically, your body’s demand for cortisol release goes down, therefore allowing you to be in a more rested state when the sun goes down and it’s time to induce sleep.

Boost Immunity with Homemade Medicinal Elderberry Syrup

Boost Immunity with Homemade Medicinal Elderberry Syrup

I don’t typically start my days yelling at animals, but that morning they happened to be pecking away at dark berries nestled in a tall bush, berries that I was hoping to pick later that week to make a syrup effective enough to chase away a cold or flu: elderberries.

Coronavirus: Britons told stop travelling to national parks to ‘save lives’

Coronavirus: Britons told stop travelling to national parks to ‘save lives’

Director-General Hilary McGrady said: “Following the scenes we saw at the weekend, where visitors travelled to coast and countryside, it is really important that we do all we can to discourage travel, and ask people instead to stay local and observe social distancing as guided by the government.

Coronavirus: Waitrose urges couples and families not to shop together to help stop spread of illness

Coronavirus: Waitrose urges couples and families not to shop together to help stop spread of illness

A spokesperson added: “In line with the government’s guidance on social distancing we’re asking customers to help us manage the number of people in our shops – by sending only one member of the household to do their shopping, if they possibly can.

Coronavirus: Once a week shopping ‘not official guidance’, says No 10 despite cabinet minister’s comments

Coronavirus: Once a week shopping ‘not official guidance’, says No 10 despite cabinet minister’s comments

Downing Street has said that the recommendation members of the public should shop once a week is not official guidance following comments made by a cabinet minister.During a recent appearance on BBC Breakfast, transport secretary Grant Shapps said people should only shop once a week to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Study: Coffee does stimulate bowel movements, but not because of caffeine

Study: Coffee does stimulate bowel movements, but not because of caffeine

Drink a cup of coffee or eat more fruits and veggies to promote healthy bowel movements, but don’t overdo it as that could cause conditions like constipation or diarrhea.

World's most expensive drug to be given to children for free through lottery

World's most expensive drug to be given to children for free through lottery

The lottery system — which has been called a managed access program — would establish a bi-weekly draw for babies under the age of two who live in countries where Zolgensma is not approved.Just two drugs for spinal muscular atrophy are approved in the US.

Debunking a Myth: Cannabis Topicals for Pain and Arthritis

Debunking a Myth: Cannabis Topicals for Pain and Arthritis

Just as an example of what I mean when talking about how hard it is to get these things through the skin (i.e. dissolving CBD in your Nivea isn’t going to cut it), here is a snippet from a publication using transdermal CBD to treat arthritis pain.