What’s the Difference between Bacterial and Viral Infections?

Written by Liz Lindgren

  What’s the Difference between Bacterial and Viral Infections?

What’s the difference?

Bacteria and viruses can cause many common infections. But what are the differences between these two kinds of infectious organisms?

Bacteria are tiny microorganisms that are made up of a single cell. They are very diverse, and can have a large variety of shapes and structural features. Bacteria can live in almost every conceivable environment, including in or on the human body.


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What Does " Vitamin C " Do For You

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What  Vitamin C does for you                       

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is essential to your health. Each day we obtain vitamin C from what we eat and drink.

Why is Vitamin C so good for us ?

Vitamin C is important because it:

  • assists in absorbing  iron from other food
  • keeping your skin, bones and connective tissue healthy
  • assists us heal wounds
  • assists in the prevent of infections

What food contain vitamin C


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Working from a Desk or sitting for long periods

Written by Liz Lindgren

Working from a Desk or Sitting for long periods of time?

                                                                          

Business is most often conducted from the seat of a chair or sitting behind the wheel. Whether you are in front of a computer, a desk, a phone, in the a vehicle, or on an airplane, the fact is that a lot of people’s jobs require them to sit in one position for extended periods of time.

 

Is My Job Affecting My Posture?

Sitting in one position can cause many problems when it comes to your body. Muscles and joints require movement to function so when you’re sitting for up to nine hours a day, stress can accumulate, muscle can shorten which compacts your body causing aches and pains. For most people who conduct the majority of their business from a seated position, by the end of the day headaches or stress tension in the shoulders is a familiar sense as are migraines, neck aches, and stiffness in the wrists and hips.


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5 DIY Sleep-Indicing Drinks that can help you sleep like a baby.

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5 DIY Sleep-Inducing Drinks That Can Help You Sleep Like A Baby

 

Have you ever wondered why certain think you eat or drink can either leave you energised or lethargic, almost in a state of sleep? What you consume significantly impacts your physical state of being. 

That being said, these five tried and tested liquid concoctions that are bound to assist in knocking you out and help you clock up some good quality shut-eye:

Spiced Ayurvedic sleepy-time milk


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Fluids in Sport

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Fluid in Sports

Why is fluid important during exercise?

Water is vital for the regulation of body temperature and muscle contractions. It is essential to keep hydrated during exercise to preserve body functions and support exercise performance. Dehydration increases body temperature, heart rate and fatigue leading to a higher perceived exertion. A decrease is seen in mental function, including decision making and concentration, and gastric emptying, resulting in stomach discomfort. Negative impacts have been detected when fluid deficits are as low as 2% (e.g. 1.4L0 in a 70kg athlete). 


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Protein Energy Balls

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Protein Energy Balls   

        


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Managing Fibromyalgia Pain with Massage

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      Managing Fibromyalgia Pain with Massage 

Dealing with chronic muscle aches and pains for fibromyalgia sufferers is a constant battle. Although fibromyalgia is not life-threatening, it can be extremely distressing for sufferers. Fortunately, massage therapy is a renowned treatment modality for the relief of fibromyalgia symptoms. Pain is relieved at the time of treatment, as well as providing longer term benefits such as improved relaxation and ability to sleep.

Fibromyalgia is not a disease but is referred to as a condition, syndrome or disorder associated with widespread chronic pain (that can be described as aching, burning, stabbing or throbbing); fatigue; and cognitive disturbances such as memory problems, mood swings and emotional distress. Fortunately, the condition does not cause any permanent muscle or joint damage. However the pain felt is real, and the cognitive symptoms are distressing. Approximately 2 to 5% of the population suffer from fibromyalgia. Both men and women are affected by the condition, though it tends to be more prevalent in women and tends to develop in middle adulthood.


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What is Fibromyalgia & Massage Therapy

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What is Fibromyalgia & Massage Therapy

Research shows that mind-body approaches massage therapy, acupuncture, tai chi, & yoga may help relieve pain & reduce anxiety when integrated with standard care.

What is Fibromyalgia?

There are a group of symptoms that describe Fibromyalgia which are categorised by widespread pain in the muscles and joints, fatigue, sleep and cognitive difficulties  (Arnold et al. 2018). It is not a life-threatening condition / disorder but it can be extremely distressing for sufferers.


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Importance of Hydration

Written by Liz Lindgren

The importance of hydration and the health benefits:    

Are you drinking enough and is it affecting your athletic performance   ?

The health benefits of water        

Water makes up the majority of the body’s weight and supports every aspect of our health, from improving brain function, to protecting muscles and joints, to encouraging dewy and supple skin.


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