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Review: Alive and Active Seated Exercise DVD with Simon Roll

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You will recall a while back we asked Simon Roll, a qualified personal trainer with a degree in Sports Science, to give us some insight into his thoughts on exercise and fitness for seniors. Simon is passionate about ensuring our

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Turmeric – natures super-spice!!

Turmeric Root

In Ayurvedic medicine, Turmeric has long been held in great esteem, but inceasingly, it is now being heralded as a major weapon in the fight against dementia, arthritis, stroke and cancer. US researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles,

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Calls to cut falls in the elderly

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Injuries from falls are the leading cause of death in people over 75 in the Uk. Last week, an NHS Confederation report said a more joined-up strategy at local, rather than national level, was needed in order to cut falls

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Heart failure – new hope for sufferers?


do my essay “He has such a big heart!” – it's a saying that we all view as being a positive trait, and certainly it is from an emotional point of view; but living with a physically enlarged heart is

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The Merry Widow? Forging a future on your own…

Women Wearing Colorful Bathing Caps

It is a sad fact that as part of a marriage, or any relationship, one of you will die before the other, and it is something that neither party is very keen on acknowledging, let alone plan for, before it's

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