Health

How to succeed at New Year resolutions

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on January 2, 2019

Well it’s that time of the year again when many of us once again get involved in the often disappointing and usually downright futile ritual of making New Year resolutions to try and improve our lives. Christmas seems long gone, you have over indulged and so your thoughts turn to a new year, a new […]

Marie Curie Counts on Volunteers

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on October 25, 2018

Marie Curie is appealing for local volunteers to help host their hugely successful daffodil collections within Bicester. Last year, the Marie Curie Nursing Service Oxfordshire cared for over 260 patients during the night, providing expert care and support to people living with any terminal illness, and their loved ones, helping them make the most of […]

Looking after our joints

Looking after our joints

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on October 15, 2018

Looking after our joints is important so we have asked Mr Kordas, an Orthopaedic Consultant at Horton Treatment Centre to give us his top tips for staying healthy this Summer. Maintain a healthy weight Keeping your weight within the normal range is the best thing you can do for your joints. Weight-bearing joints, such as […]

The Pressure on Teens

The Pressure on Teens

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on October 15, 2018

A lot of teens and pre-teens are finding life a bit tough right now.  They have the pressure of exams, the pressure of friendship groups, social media and – let’s face it – parents too telling them how to look and behave.  School, friends and the exam system don’t always help alleviate stress either, often […]

Mindfulness

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on October 15, 2018

Is your mind full or are you mindful? Mindfulness first came to the attention of many people when it began to be included in the recommendations that GPs made for patients suffering from stress, anxiety, or depression.  The NHS decided to offer patients mindfulness because the scientific tests showed that it was as effective as […]

Hip Pain

Hip Pain

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on October 15, 2018

Professor Xavier Griffin – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Foscote Hospital, Banbury discusses hip pain and the medical help that is available. In my clinical practice, I treat many people who have developed wear and tear in their hip joints and also those who have injured them. A broken hip is the commonest fragility fracture […]

Why men Avoid Therapy

Mens Mental health

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on October 15, 2018

Prince Harry shocked the world by discussing his own counselling experience. He said he ignored the feelings of the loss of his mother for 20 years and was very close to a complete breakdown more than once before going to counselling. There can be a time in life when seeking help to talk about one’s […]

Superfoods

Superfoods

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on October 15, 2018

What are superfoods? Are they really super? There is a lot of press about superfoods, but what are they? Superfoods are essentially any food item that contains a large amount of vital nutrients. Whether that be vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, polyphenols, good fats or other health properties that help to prevent or lower the risk of […]

Yo-Yo Dieting

Yo-Yo Dieting

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on October 15, 2018

Christmas is now a distant memory and the focus is now on our aspirations for the new year. For many people this aspiration is to lose weight. Last year over 60% of the UK population attempted to lose weight. With many people having several attempts throughout the year. When this happens repeatedly over several years […]

Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on October 15, 2018

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is known to give uncomfortable sensations in your legs as well as an intense urge to move them. Unfortunately, it occurs most frequently at night, particularly when trying to sleep. It affects 1 in 12 people in the UK. But can diet help actually reduce RLS? It is widely recognised that […]

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