Health Blog

Cervical Cancer Prevention

by francesca.wythe on 02 January 2018 10:01
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week runs every January and the 2018 dates are Monday 22 - Sunday 28 January 2018. 

The theme for the Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2018 is “Reduce your risk”

Cervical cancer can be prevented. With your help we can ensure every woman knows how they can reduce their risk of the disease and the steps they can take to look after their health.

This means:

· Attending cervical screening when invited

· Knowing the symptoms of cervical cancer and seeking medical advice if experiencing any

· Taking up the HPV vaccination if aged 11-18

· Talking to friends and family to ensure they know how they can reduce their risk

· Knowing where to find support and further information

 

Every year in the UK, around 3000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and it is the most common cancer in women aged under 35.

 

Symptoms

· Abnormal bleeding (during/after sexual intercourse or between periods)

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New Year's Resolutions

by francesca.wythe on 02 January 2018 10:00

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Dry January

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Top tips for a healthier Christmas

by francesca.wythe on 22 December 2017 15:32
Christmas is a time for fun, family and yes, food! Studies show that we can consume up to 6,000 calories on Christmas Day alone and put on a few pounds in weight over the festive period.

But while all the Christmas goodies can be hard to resist, there are some ways in which we can make it a little bit healthier, without having to count calories or reach for the carrot sticks instead of the mince pies.

 

Keep active:

This is the best way of managing to beat the Christmas bloat. Sitting around for hours watching festive films while snacking is a really bad combination, so try to get some exercise most days.

Just a half an hour walk or run, a family bike ride or a swim is enough to help keep you fit. Try to get out a few times a week. The fresh air will also help to add some Christmas cheer if you’ve been finding it a little bit stressful.

 

Party food:

The buffet table can be hard to resist, but it is possible to make better choices and not just fill your plate with absolutely everything before going back for seconds.

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Taking the pain out of Christmas

by francesca.wythe on 22 December 2017 15:27
Wrapping presents, writing cards, carrying heavy bags– yes it’s Christmas, and yes, it can result in aching muscles and sore backs.

But here at AHP Suffolk, our expert physiotherapists have come to the rescue with a few simple exercises that can help avoid any Christmas disasters and help you keep injury free over the festive period.

Sitting in the same position for several hours, carrying heavy bags and even bending down to lift a heavy turkey from the oven can really have an impact on your muscles.

So to avoid being in pain over the holiday, it’s best to try to keep moving around as much as you can.

Back and neck pain:



Back rotation

Sit straight in your chair. From the waist up, gently turn your body and reach your left hand across to the right arm of your chair. You should feel a good stretch across your shoulders.

Hold for 30 seconds then repeat with your right arm facing your left side.

Watch it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFEhogZRnxs&list=PLNiEZVovbo_iGdxV0EMTKYrneYTNb6Dq7&index=6

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