Now that the summer weather is hotting up, many people are heading outdoors to work out and play sports. But whatever activity you take part in, there’s always a risk you could sustain a sports injury – whether you’re new to exercise or a seasoned sports person.
Worldwide, physical inactivity is thought to cause more than five million deaths each year, says the health charity British Heart Foundation (BHF).
Despite having the best intentions, many people overindulge during the Easter holidays, with chocolate arguably the main culprit.
If you’ve entered to run the London Marathon this year, you may well be be clocking up some serious hours of training right now. Preparing correctly could mean the difference between completing the course in your personal best time and ending up with a painful sports injury.
If you’ve recently started a new exercise regime to help manage your weight or simply to be fitter in general, there may be an added advantage to making all that physical effort.
According to Public Health England (PHE), recent reports suggest childhood obesity in England has reached alarming rates, with more than one in five children starting primary school overweight or obese and more than a third overweight or obese by the time they leave.
If you’re looking for ways to become healthier this year, the one simple resolution you should seriously consider is to make more use of your local Careway pharmacy. Why? Because your local pharmacist has everything you need, from lifestyle advice and support to health tests and checks, as well as help with your medicines.
As well as being lower in fat, this recipe from the California Prune Board uses puréed prunes to replace some of the sugar (drain and blend tinned prunes in fruit juice). Make it even healthier by not making any icing and instead serving with a dollop of low-fat natural yoghurt.