Monthly Archives: April 2023

Looking after their joint health through exercise and nutrition: loving senior couple in sports clothing

Joint health: perfect partner nutrients

Nutritional therapists are often asked “What supplement can help my joints?” This is a more difficult question than it sounds as often there are multiple factors that affect joint function and often no one-size fits all solution. The most effective approach is to utilise perfect partners of supplements for joint health which support the structure of the joint, reduce inflammation to aid pain management and mobility, support lubrication (or synovial fluid) and maintain healthy tissue turnover.

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Last updated on 3rd January 2024 by cytoffice

Mature woman in running clothes. Healthy for the over 50s: inflammation and oxidative stress.

Health for the over 50s: inflammation and oxidative stress

Ageing is a natural part of life and cannot be avoided. However, the chronic and systemic inflammation that is generated by poor diet and lifestyle choices can accelerate the ageing process and increase the risk of many age-related  conditions.

In this week’s blog, we look more closely at two of the fundamental processes that can drive ageing: inflammation and oxidative stress and explore the beneficial impact that omega 3 fatty acids and specific antioxidants can have on these processes and how they can help to delay biological ageing.

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Last updated on 3rd January 2024 by cytoffice

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The magic of movement

Our guest writer and mindfulness, yoga and stress management consultant, Bev Alderson, talks about the importance of continuing to move our bodies as we get older.

Maintaining an active lifestyle throughout our lives can support health and wellbeing and quality of life.

However, starting or maintaining an exercise routine can be a challenge at any age and, let’s face it, one that doesn’t get any easier as we get older.

We may find ourselves too busy, too tired, or disheartened by the aches and pains that can accompany an ageing body, or simply find putting our feet up so much more appealing.

Yet, when it comes to movement, there is much truth in the phrase ‘use it or lose it’.

My desire in writing this blog is to get you or to keep you moving – knowing the benefits it can bring.  To share with you the what, the why, and the how, along with the motivation to start and keep going.

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Last updated on 3rd January 2024 by cytoffice

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In the news – health and nutrition research

In this week’s article we provide a roundup of some of the most recent health and nutrition related articles in the news, five items comprising:

  • Omega-3 fatty acids can play a supportive role on muscle healing and regeneration.
  • Purple vegetables and tubers may have a protective role against type 2 diabetes.
  • Probiotics may support against menopause-related disease.
  • Time restricted eating can have a beneficial effect on brain function and offers a promising preventative approach to cognitive decline.
  • The Mediterranean diet is associated with a decreased risk of dementia.

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Last updated on 3rd January 2024 by cytoffice