Mental Health

As part of Samaritans awareness day, we asked Kevin and Claire at Run Things to write us a blog about mental health. Kevin kindly sent us the following. The reason Run Things was set up was to bridge that gap between physical and mental health. There has been such a huge culture shift in recent […]

National Best Friend’s Day

Adds Years to Your Life The Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing studied almost 1,500 seniors for a full decade. One interesting finding: having good friends increases longevity even more than having close relationships with adult children and other family. And those with the largest number of close friends outlived those with the smallest amount by[…..]

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be brought about by any situation that an individual finds traumatic. We often hear about PTSD in the news with people who have been serving in the military, any one of us can suffer from PTSD, it can be brought on by health problems, road accidents, sexual assault and/or seeing/witnessing[…..]

Exercise and Diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that affects our insulin secretion, action or both. There are three types of diabetes with only two regularly making the news. Type I diabetes is often referred to as insulin dependent, child on-set or juvenile diabetes. Type I diabetes accounts for 5-10% of the diagnosed cases in Europe/North America. Type[…..]