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Call for Devon residents to join step challenge as charity marks Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week

People in Devon are being invited to raise vital funds for Diabetes UK this summer as part of a drive to highlight why it is so important to know your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The One Million Step Challenge runs from 1 July to 30 September and is ideal for anyone looking for a way to get more active. You take one million steps over the course of three months – around 10,000 steps per day – and get sponsored for every stride.

The call-out to sign up comes at the beginning of Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week (23-29 May), an NHS England initiative supported by...

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What are the benefits of going to the chiropractor to treat lower back pain?

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Wed, 05/25/2022 - 11:00pm

If you're experiencing lower back pain, you aren't alone. Millions of people suffer from this type of pain. Unfortunately, there isn't much you can do to eliminate it. However, there are things you can do to improve it. One of those things is going to the chiropractor. Chiropractic care is one of the best ways to address lower back pain, if you want to learn more about it visit chiropractor in Bristol. Below, you will learn some of the benefits of seeing one.

Benefits Of Going To The Chiropractor To Treat Lower Back Pain:

1. Regular Adjustments

One of the best...

Invisalign in Malaysia can cost less than braces

Invisalign can cost less than braces in Malaysia

A treatment of Invisalign aligners may cost less than braces in Malaysia . Although that's a bold statement, it can be true when you factor in all the hassles and headaches, missed opportunities, and extra cavities caused by traditional braces being unable to be removed. Let's break it down and consider the reasons that don't show up on your bank statement for considering an Invisalign treatment instead of braces.

Less Hassles and Headaches

Although people with minor tooth straightening issues may avoid them, braces can entail wearing exterior devices like headgear and...

Not Like Others: How Feeling of Inadequacy Can Affect Your Life

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Thu, 05/19/2022 - 3:05pm

Learn more about the possible reasons why you’re feeling inadequate, and what you can do about this feeling.

5 Essential Supplements for Optimal Health

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Mon, 05/16/2022 - 6:17am

It is a well-known fact that a vast majority of people are unable to meet their basic nutritional needs through the food they eat alone. According to a 2013 study by the Center for Disease Control , up to 86% of adults are unable to meet the recommended sufficient fruit intake and 91% don’t eat enough vegetables.

In fact, even eating enough veggies and fruits isn’t enough. Studies have shown that a lot of the produce that we eat today doesn't contain the same level of minerals and vitamins as it used to in the past due to various factors such as soil depletion. This means even if...

How to Get Your Life Back on Track

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Tue, 05/10/2022 - 10:23pm

There comes a time in every single person’s life in which it starts to drift off course and you are not really sure what you are doing. It is in times like this that you need to ensure that you are doing everything that you can to get your life back on track all over again. Otherwise, you are going to find yourself in a situation in which things can go even further awry. With this in mind, here are a few steps that can help you out with getting back on track all over again.

Set Goals for Yourself

First and foremost, you are going to be way better off if you actually set...

Group of people from mental health and wellbeing team

Inaugural conference will review success of new mental health and wellbeing service

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Wed, 05/04/2022 - 10:51am

A conference to assess the implementation of a new service in East Devon is taking place at Escot House later this month.

Delegates from local healthcare services will evaluate the PCN Mental Health Team, which was introduced in the Honiton, Ottery St Mary and Sidmouth Primary Care Network (PCN) just over a year ago to provide a more effective mental health and wellbeing service for local patients.

This service aims to improve outcomes for patients with mild to moderate mental health issues by offering timely support with an appropriate professional, ultimately helping to...

Public Health Devon warn of Lyme disease this tick season

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 05/01/2022 - 6:26pm

Wetter weather earlier in the year followed by warmer, sunnier spells this month in Devon may make pets and people more prone to ticks when walking in woodlands or long vegetation, Public Health Devon warn .

“Ticks thrive in warmer weather and in lush vegetation,” says Steve Brown, Director of Public Health Devon. “And with warmer weather and people taking to the outdoors for recreation, woodlands and overgrown paths are likely to have ticks living among them.”

There are approximately 1,500 cases of Lyme disease, commonly spread by ticks, in England and Wales each year...

Sight-saving diagnosis shows importance of eye tests

AN Exeter optometrist whose diagnosis saved a woman’s sight is raising awareness about the importance of eye tests.

Emily Beard, who works at the Specsavers Exeter store, assessed a 33-year-old woman whose sight was deteriorating.

As part of an extensive eye examination Emily used a hospital-grade optical coherence tomography (OCT) machine to look at the woman’s eyes and what she saw concerned her, so she urgently referred the woman to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

They immediately did an MRI scan and found a tumour pressing down on her optic nerves. The...

Create the Perfect Fitness Content for Your Socials with ContentBASE

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 04/29/2022 - 10:11am

With so many fitness influencers all fighting for attention across numerous social media platforms, it’s not always easy for personal trainers to stand out in the crowd. On the plus side, there are often plenty of things you can do to give yourself the best possible chance to succeed in your endeavors. One of the things that could help you to gain more traction online is a good template.

Featuring a variety of quality fitness Canva templates and plenty of informative posts on content creations, ContentBASE is an excellent choice for any personal trainer looking to succeed online...

Get Outdoors and Breathe in the Best of Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/27/2022 - 11:17am

The Naturally Healthy Campaign Encourages Everyone to Enjoy Nature This May

It isn’t a myth – spending time in nature is proven to help improve people’s health and wellbeing*.

To celebrate these amazing benefits, Active Devon and Devon County Council, on behalf of the Devon Local Nature Partnership, have launched their annual campaign, Naturally Healthy May. The campaign encourages people of all ages to step outdoors together, connect with nature and breathe in the best of Devon’s fresh air.

During the month, events and activities have been arranged across the...

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