Monthly Archives: July 2016

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Ask the expert: 5 questions about back pain

“Why do I have back pain?” 

Low back pain is an extremely common problem. So common that it is normal to get some back pain from time to time. Most of the time it is caused by muscular spasms due to fatigue or inflammation. It is rarely serious and usually improves by keeping active, doing gentle exercise and taking simple pain killers. It is best to avoid prolonged periods of sitting, […]

By |July 29th, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on Ask the expert: 5 questions about back pain

Can drinking water before meals make you eat less?

We all know it’s important to drink water to stay hydrated and healthy. However drinking water before meals may be a great way of controlling food intake and feeling fuller quicker. We had a look at some interesting studies that show how water can really fill you up.

Drinking water can help prevent you from overeating by […]

By |July 18th, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Can drinking water before meals make you eat less?

How is air pollution in London affecting our health?

The Guardian recently shared an article on “How air pollution affects your health”.

Health conditions such as suppressed lung growth in children, asthma, heart disease and the onset of type 2 diabetes have been linked to air pollution. The image below by the Guardian shows the parts of the body affected by air pollution:

Each year, around 40,000 […]

By |July 18th, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on How is air pollution in London affecting our health?

How to eat healthy in the summer

We’ve just passed this years half way mark and that New Year’s resolution you made back in January to eat healthier has long been forgotten. However, it’s not too late, summer is a great time to revamp your diet.

Doctify has put together some tips based on The Eatwell guide released by Public Health England.

Here’s how […]

By |July 16th, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on How to eat healthy in the summer

July Health News

With the summer holidays here, my aim is to find plenty of time to do nothing. But even when I get the chance to, I usually end up doing something. I see the same in healthcare all the time, where there’s so often an overwhelming urge to do something, even when there may be nothing […]

By |July 12th, 2016|Hot Topics|Comments Off on July Health News