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Exercises for back pain

The best way to deal with back pain is to stay active and continue doing regular exercise. The advice given 20 years ago was to rest, but research has shown that inactivity only makes things worse. Staying active means continuing with regular day-to-day activities to avoid becoming sedentary. Examples…

Exercises for sciatica

Some simple exercises and stretches you can do at home can help ease pain from sciatica (pain in your buttocks, legs and feet) and improve your strength and flexibility. Aim to do these exercises every day, along with other activities like walking, swimming or yoga. Your…

Exercises for strong bones

Find out the best exercises for building and maintaining strong bones for your age, level of fitness and bone strength. All forms of physical activity will help keep your bones fit for purpose and reduce the risk of falling. Check out the government's physical activity…

Exercising in winter

As the days draw in and temperatures drop, you may be tempted to hang up your exercise gear and hibernate. Don't! Stay active throughout autumn and winter to beat those seasonal blues and feel on top of the world. If you're short on ideas for getting…

Existing health problems

Long-term conditions and pregnancy Pregnancy puts a strain on your body, and the state of your health before you get pregnant can affect how well you are throughout your pregnancy. It can also have an impact on your baby's wellbeing. If you have a long-term…

Eye health tips for older people

Because our eyesight changes as we get older, almost all of us will need to wear glasses or contact lenses by the time we're 65. If you have regular eye tests, wear the right lenses and look after your eyes, there's a better chance your sight will remain…

Eye safety

Damage to your eyes can threaten your eyesight so it's important to protect them from hazards like injuries, chemicals and UV light. Here's how to keep your eyes safe at home, at work and when you're out and about. In the garden In the sun Using…

Facial surgery

Facial surgery can be life-changing. As a patient, you want to be confident that the treatment you're being offered is the best available. It's estimated that more than half a million people in the UK have a significant facial disfigurement, according to the charity Changing Faces. Whether…

Family alerts travellers to deadly fake alcohol

The family of a British backpacker who died after drinking gin which had been mixed with methanol have launched a campaign to warn travellers of the dangers of fake alcohol. Cheznye Emmons, 23, was fatally poisoned after drinking the counterfeit gin, which she bought from…

Fasting and your health

Fasting during the month of Ramadan can be good for your health if it's done correctly. If you're overweight, it can be an opportunity to lose weight - provided you eat healthily when you break the fast.  What happens to your body when you fast The changes that…
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