Health & Beauty

Devon’s biggest ever community movement challenge set to launch

Following a difficult period for many, Active Devon, Travel Devon and Devon County Council are launching a new, digitally enabled community movement challenge. Beginning 6 July and running over the summer, Let’s Move will offer Devon’s communities a chance to move more, celebrate our...

Mary

Mary

Posted:

Urgent appeal for Devon families to talk about organ donation

Authored by News Desk

During Organ Donation Week, September 2 to 8, NHS Blood and Transplant are urging people to talk to their families about organ donation to increase the number of people whose lives can be saved or transformed by an organ transplant.

Last year, 85 people in Devon had their lives saved by a transplant. If more people agreed to donate, more lives would be saved in Devon and around the...

City surgeons welcome study which shows hip pain ‘worse than death’

Authored by News Desk

New research from the University of Edinburgh has disproved the perception that pain from hip and knee arthritis is only mildly discomforting and that surgery is optional, as the results of the study show that 1 in 5 patients waiting for a hip replacement are experiencing a level of pain ‘worse than death’.

The results have been welcomed by orthopaedic surgeons at Peninsula NHS...

Things men should see a doctor for, but don’t

Authored by Mike Page

A shocking study recently revealed that three-quarters of men will avoid going to the doctors when showing signs of an illness. Whether it’s due to “not having enough time”, or simply feeling embarrassed, many men put off going to the doctors even if they feel under the weather. But what exactly are the conditions that cause men to avoid the doctors like the plague? Here are some common things...

How to stay active with Osteoporosis

Authored by Sarah Parker

Many people are under the mistaken notion that if a person suffering from osteoporosis does regular exercise, it will lead to a fracture. In reality it is actually the opposite. Using your muscles helps in protecting your bones.

Osteoporosis is a bone weakening disability that is more common in older women. It often results in fractures in the spine and hip which can hinder your...

Riding a bike after knee replacement surgery – 7 top tips

Authored by News Desk

Ride Your Bike to Work Day takes place this month, designed to raise awareness of the health benefits of cycling. Riding a bike is a great way to exercise, but if you’ve had knee replacement surgery how should you get back in to the saddle?

According to Paul Soley, physiotherapy manager at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre, provided you follow advice there is no reason why you can’t ride...

How to Stay Healthier in Your Local Area

Authored by Sarah Parker

The key to a healthier lifestyle is finding simple changes to your lifestyle that you can enact at home. Luckily, many local areas have businesses, classes and spaces which are focused on keeping the community healthy and active. Read on for some of the best ways that you can improve your health in your local area, and even become a more central part of your community.

Go to Healthy...

How to make THC cartridges shatter into e-juice

Authored by Sarah Parker

E-juice, or better known as a vape juice, is the best way to consume cannabis and nicotine products. They are safe. Compared to smoking, you do not inhale any toxic substances into your lungs. Instead, the air you inhale comprises of small droplets of water and other sweeteners. Today, our emphasis is on shatter, and the best way to turn it into THC vape juice. By the end of the article, you...

Precautions in Using Herbal Supplements for Age-Related Health Conditions

Authored by Sarah Parker

Caring for the elderly is expensive. If you find yourself in the position where you have to provide for the needs of an ageing relative, the cost can add up eventually. As a result, it is normal for many people who are in the same predicament to look for alternatives, especially medication. In this day and age, you will find information about herbal and natural supplements abounding on the...

Your Fitness Journey

Authored by Sarah Parker

Are you ready to begin your fitness journey? Do you have access to the information needed to begin your fitness journey? I’m sure you will have many other questions; we hope to answer some of your questions about your fitness journey. When looking at your health for the long-term, you need to make sure you can keep yourself on track when beginning your fitness journey. Further, when it comes...

Looking After Your Health As You Age

Authored by Mike Page

The health and wellness industry is currently booming in the United Kingdom (UK) and everyone wants a piece of the action. From plant-based diets to HIIT training, the country’s population has become increasingly engaged in fitness and self-care which can only be seen as a positive step. Looking after yourself at any age is important to living a long and happy life, even more so the older you...