Tag: fitness

Try these Pilates exercises to strengthen your lower back

Back pain can be truly debilitating. It can impact every area of your life, and make even the simplest tasks feel impossible. Studies in the British Medical Journal have estimated that chronic back pain affects between one third and half the UK population, and working from home has exacerbated this problem. Helen O’Leary, physio-led Pilates instructor and

Low fitness linked to higher psoriasis risk later in life

In a major register-based study, scientists at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now demonstrated a connection between inferior physical fitness in young adults and elevated risk of the autoimmune disease psoriasis. For the male recruits to compulsory military training who were rated as the least fit, the risk of developing psoriasis later was 35 percent

Do certain foods really boost your immune system?

Cold weather = more colds. But is it possible to boost your immune system with the food we eat?  Food is supposed to be nature’s medicine – – and, if you find yourself turning to a steaming bowl of soup or mug of honey and lemon when fighting a cold, we’re sure you’ll agree with

Take a look inside Ivanka Trump’s daily diet

Whereas her father may be known for his affinity for Diet Coke and fast food — a habit Melania Trump has reportedly been trying to get him to kick — Ivanka Trump’s diet couldn’t be more different.  The first daughter, who has been in the public eye long before Donald Trump entered the White House,

Mouthwash use could inhibit benefits of exercise

Exercise is known to reduce blood pressure — but the activity of bacteria in our mouths may determine whether we experience this benefit, according to new research. An international team of scientists has shown that the blood pressure-lowering effect of exercise is significantly reduced when people rinse their mouths with antibacterial mouthwash, rather than water