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Why Fitness Is Essential to Addiction & Mental Health Recovery

Medical professionals across the world have conducted various studies that determine just how important it is for an individual in addiction and mental health recovery to take part in some form of physical activity.

From reducing stress levels to alleviating the side effects experienced as addictions and mental health disorders arise, much of the research confirms what we already know. Exercise can drastically reduce the negative repercussions that mental health disorders have and can further support those in addiction recovery.

In addition to reducing the negative...

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The Exeter hip: 50 years of making healthcare better

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 11/30/2020 - 11:21pm

An innovative hip stem developed in Exeter 50 years ago today has now been implanted in more than two million patients across the globe.

The Exeter hip stem was developed in a collaboration between NHS surgeon Professor Robin Ling and University of Exeter engineer Dr Clive Lee, and is globally manufactured by Stryker. Their ground-breaking design overcame a problem of previous hip implants – that they eventually became slightly loose, requiring further surgery.

Previous prosthetic hips had been designed with the idea that the implant should remain rigidly fixed to the...

Reasons to wear prescription sunglasses

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Mon, 11/30/2020 - 10:29am

You may think that sunglasses are just a fashion accessory. However, people wearing prescription sunglasses can tell you they are much more than just a stylish addition to the wardrobe. Everyone loves the idea of getting a few pairs of trendy, fashionable shades in order to mix and match with their outfits. It is fascinating to know that buying a cheap pair of stylish sunglasses from an online store is always the best choice for you.

There is a great need to know that finding a pair of fashionable sunglasses might be easy to find as well as affordable to buy. However, when it...

What people actually think about how sunglasses make them look and feel

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Mon, 11/30/2020 - 6:58am

A lot of people out there are wearing sunglasses. While some do this for fashion, some definitely need them for the perfect vision. Prescription sunglasses are the choice of many.

Choosing a pair of prescription sunglasses entirely depends upon your style, choice, and preferable design. What colour your prescription sunglasses should be or what material they should be made of are the choices that are completely up to you.

You can choose your own desirable style, color, and material type. Prescription sunglasses are basically for a stylish look. So, you must choose the...

Participants wanted for most in-depth brain study of early Alzheimer’s disease

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 11/29/2020 - 10:45pm

Exeter researchers are seeking local volunteers to take part in the world’s most detailed study into the onset and development of Alzheimer’s disease.

The Deep and Frequent Phenotyping (DFP) study aims to tackle the challenge of diagnosing and tracking Alzheimer’s disease in its earliest stages – often decades before symptoms start to show.

DFP will recruit 250 participants from across the UK who are over 60 and in good health, but with a family history of dementia. Volunteers will undergo a range of existing and new tests over a year-long period, including brain scans,...

Brilliant Ways to Relax at Home

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sun, 11/29/2020 - 9:15pm

We are living in a hectic, fast-paced world and that leaves us with little to no time for ourselves. From stressful jobs to personal issues, we often get extremely stressed and exhausted both mentally and physically. After a long tiring day, you want to go home to your cozy little place and rewind - so here are some brilliant ways to relax at home!

Meditate

One of the easiest ways to calm yourself down is by meditating. Now, this can take multiple forms, from doing breathing exercises or by doing yoga - this can be totally modified to suit your needs and abilities. You can create...

Study reveals physical demands of two-hour marathon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 11/24/2020 - 3:08pm

Elite runners need a specific combination of physiological abilities to have any chance of running a sub-two-hour marathon, new research shows .

The study is based on detailed testing of athletes who took part in Nike's Breaking2 project – an ambitious bid to break the two-hour barrier.

Professor Andrew Jones , of the University of Exeter, said the findings reveal that elite marathon runners must have a "perfect balance" of VO2 max (rate of oxygen uptake), efficiency of movement and a high "lactate turn point" (above which the body experiences more fatigue).

The...

How to Recover from Holiday Eating

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 11/24/2020 - 11:57am

The holidays are always filled with a lot of irresistible food. With how rough the year has been for a lot of people, many of us will likely indulge just to get a sense of normality. But all the holiday eating might derail your weight loss goals and leave you with post-holiday weight gain. Recovering from all that eating will require a proactive plan so here are a few tips to help you out.

Get Moving

Once the holidays are in full swing, it will be much harder to schedule time to exercise. To remedy this, you can start by being active and sneak in some walking throughout the day....

The benefits of weighted blankets

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Mon, 11/23/2020 - 4:42am

Weighted blankets are a special kinds blanket that help in relieving stress, anxiety and insomnia. They have been used already for some time to provide deep pressure therapy for people with autism, insomnia and other disorders. They prove to be effective in improving sleep and reduce restlessness.

Weighted blankets work by using the technique of deep touch pressure therapy: the pressure exercised by those blankets on your body feels like a hug. This is stimulating the brain to release the happy chemical "serotonin". This chemical soothes your body and makes you feel relaxed and...

How to ease severe asthma at home: Read this!

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sat, 11/21/2020 - 7:28am

As popularly known, asthma cannot be completely cured but can be reduced from severe to mild attacks by regular medications and home remedies. Keeping two inhalers with yourself at all times is extremely important. Check the date of the pump and keep replacing them once used up or expired. Asthma attacks can increase from mild to severe if not catered immediately. Prevention has always known to be better than cure so, to prevent yourself from having an attack, the following should be followed:

Know your sykptoms and triggers

Every individual having the health condition...

4 Easy Strategies to Stay in Shape During Winter

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 11/20/2020 - 7:55am

Winter months are always challenging when it comes to exercising and keeping fit. Due to the cold, most people will want to spend their day between blankets while others find warm clothes to stay warm and watch their favorite movies or play video games. Exercising in winter is also challenging due to the shortened day time, and people have many things to do. Exercising is very important regardless of the person doing it and the weather. How can one exercise in winter?

There are several ways to participate in physical activities and stay in shape during the cold months. Here are...