Category: Diet & exercise

Turmeric as effective as Ibuprofen for knee pain

2017-01-21 17:23:31

Turmeric is a traditional Ayurvedic medicine used to treat inflammation and reduce pain. Several studies suggest that its main active ingredient, the golden-yellow curcumin, is as effective as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for alleviating knee pain in osteoarthritis. Both NSAIDs and curcumin work by reducing the production of inflammatory chemicals. NSAIDs do this by inhibiting the synthesis of two particular enzymes, COX-1 and COX-2. Curcumin works via a number of cell signalling pathways, however, including COX-2, each of which separately...Read more

How are you? modern life responsible for ‘worrying’ health in middle aged

How are you? modern life responsible for ‘worrying’ health in middle aged Statistics show eight out of 10 of over 50 year olds are either overweight, drink too much, or don’t exercise enough. The analysis just published by Public Health England (PHE) clearly illustrates why modern life taking its toll on our health. Modern life is seriously harming the health of the over 50s an alarming 77% of men and 63% of women in middle age are overweight or obese....Read more

Top 10 winter walks

2016-11-21 12:15:26

The Boomers team look at Britain’s best early winter walks, whether a keen rambler or a relaxed stroller regular according to the NHS walking has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, stroke and some cancers. Here we have selected our top 10 (in no particular order) we’d love to hear your favourites too. 10. Calke Park wildlife walk Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, South Derbyshire DE73 7LE Described as ‘A...Read more

Switch Diets In Middle-Age To Live Longer

Switch Diets In Middle-Age To Live Longer If you know your diet could be better, here’s an incentive to help you focus on improvements. Research from King’s College, London, shows that switching to a healthier diet can reduce your risk of a heart attack or a stroke by almost a third – even when changes are made after middle-age. The randomised controlled trial involved 165 healthy, non-smokers aged 40 plus. Half were assigned to an ideal diet that met all...Read more

Over 60s free dance classes in SW London

2016-02-24 14:32:19

Over 60s free dance classes Locations & Class details Free dance classes for over-60s! From ballet and tap to chair based dance and classic ballroom, these free classes cover a multitude of styles for all capabilities. This course covers movement and dance for older learners and is intended for the 50+ age group (men and women). The classes aim to improve mobility, reduce the risk of falls, develop co-ordination and raise energy levels. Most importantly, the dance classes are about...Read more

Over 50s health & exercise

Over 50s health & exercise A recent report reveals the full extent exercise could have in preventing disease and treating many conditions. After two years analysing more than 200 separate pieces of research, the lead author, Scarlett McNally, a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon, reveals the full impact that regular physical activity could have on the nation’s health. While savings to the NHS are incalculable, it is clear that many billions of pounds are being spent on treating diseases such as type...Read more

Movember Foundation will always be all about the moustache

MOVE OR MO. SAVE A BRO. JOIN THE MOVEMENT THIS MOVEMBER Movember, the month formerly known as ‘November’, launches its 2015 campaign to Mo Bros and Mo Sistas across the nation, encouraging men and women to sign up and grow a mo or commit to MOVE to raise awareness and funds for men’s health. As Mo Bros unite and clean shave on the 1st of the month, they become walking, talking billboards helping to generate awareness and raise vital funds...Read more