Health & Beauty

Benefits of Working with an Online Personal Trainer

Authored by Sarah Parker

Technology has opened doors to many exciting facilities. Fitness is one of the areas that has drastically transformed owing to modern technology. We have more options now than ever to get in shape, build muscles and improve our general health. No matter how busy we are, we can make fitness a part of our daily routine.

Online personal training brings the gym and workouts to you. Whether...

South West patients needed for biggest ever study into depression and anxiety

Authored by Mary

Healthcare professionals in the South West are proud to be able to offer patients in the region the opportunity to take part in the biggest ever study of depression and anxiety.

Depression and anxiety are the most common mental health disorders worldwide. In the UK, 1 in 3 people will experience symptoms during their lifetime.

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and...

Sailor set fair following hernia operation

Authored by News Desk

When author, sailor and retired Royal Marine Lieutenant Colonel Ewen Southby-Tailyour OBE noticed symptoms which indicated a hernia, he knew as a keen sailor he would need to get it treated – he did not want there to be any problems when he was out in the middle of the ocean.

The 77-year-old from Ermington still sails single-handed offshore, and last summer he noticed the symptoms of...

Free taster session to help local overweight and obese men

Authored by Mike Page

The Plymouth MAN v FAT Football league is offering a free tester session for any local men that are looking to live a lighter, fitter and healthier life.

In preparation for the start of the 2nd league men aged 16+ with a BMI over 27.5 are invited to dig out their football boots and come along and try the MAN v FAT experience for free on Monday 13th May.

Since it started in...

New campaign to raise awareness of organ donation law change

Authored by News Desk

NHS Blood and Transplant launches the year-long national campaign, ‘Pass it on’, to increase awareness and understanding of the organ donation law change, which comes into place next year, across England.

From spring 2020, all adults in England will be considered as having agreed to donate their own organs when they die unless they record a decision not to donate or are in one of the...

Popular hospital enhances its green credentials

Authored by Mary

Members of staff at popular hospital Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre in Plymouth are wielding garden tools in a bid to ‘green-up’ its site.

They are doing this in response to suggestions from patients and visitors who felt that the green areas of the hospital’s grounds could be made more attractive. Members of staff had also called for an initiative to improve the hospital’s...

How to Transform Your Life This Spring

Authored by Sarah Parker

If your New Year’s resolutions didn’t go to plan, don’t be disheartened. Spring is here, and as the flowers shoot up around you, it’s the perfect opportunity to give yourself a new beginning. We lead busy lives, and it’s very easy to get bogged down in the everyday challenges and same-old routines, but we need to remember that we’re in control. Every day is a chance to try again and create the...

Silver award makes Louise a shining example!

Authored by Mary

A weight-loss expert from Crownhill has won a sparking silver award for the exceptional work she’s does in helping more than 200 people in the area to lose weight every week.

Louise, who runs The Future Inn Crownhill Slimming World groups, has been given the ‘Silver’ status by the national slimming club because of her success in supporting local slimmers to reach their dream weight,...

8 beauty tips to get you ready for summer

Authored by Sarah Parker

The clocks may have only just changed, and we might not have reached Easter yet, but it’s still not too early to be thinking – and dreaming - about summer. The long days and warm evenings of the summer months will soon be upon us, and there are a number of ways in which you can start getting yourself ready for the heatwave from a beauty point of view.

From preparing your hair for its...

Patient Data Protection and Technology

Authored by Mike Page

There are a number of things that are constantly in and out of the news. One of them is the National Health Service (NHS), due to a number of issues that have been happening across the board, such as high waiting times, lack of staff and in some cases, privatisation.

Another issue that’s popped up recently is data sharing, particularly in the age of GDPR, which has hit industries in...