Health & Wellbeing

Get inspired for a healthier you. Find the latest in healthy living and fitness tips, as well as our medical and treatment updates.

Physiotherapist and Triathlon runner, Robert Waite from BMI The Somerfield Hospital, shares his top tips to help you hit the ground running this winter, whatever the weather.
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Here are nine recommended lifestyle changes which could reduce your risk of developing the disease.
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We hear more and more about the potential effects of too much sugar in our diets. But what happens when sugar and protein mix?
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We’re all aware of the dangers of getting too much sun – but could artificial light from screens be equally bad for us?.
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It can take hold quickly and spread like wildfire. So what’s the best way of preventing norovirus? Read more

Moisturisers: many swear by them. Others, swear, literally, that they do nothing. Here’s a close up of moisturisers in action. Read more

Is it just ‘fussy eating’? How careful do you need to be? And will it hurt ‘just a tiny bit’? Here’s a list of the things you shouldn’t say to someone with a food allergy.
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There has been a major decline in diabetes-related sight loss across Wales, thanks to a national screening programme for over 12 year olds Read more

Our contributors have used their smartwatches for 6 weeks now. Did their behaviour change? Discover their latest entries.
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Rob Waite, physiotherapist at BMI Somerfield Hospital and a seasoned runner shares his insights about how to get ready for a marathon. Read more

At 75, Marian got treated  for her cataract at BMI Saxon Clinic and launched her career as a children's author illustrator. Read more

A new study about the impact of exercise on the brain found that just 1 session boosts your mood and brain function. Read more

Old-wives tales or actual facts?Here is the truth on five of the most commonly believed health myths.Read more

If you suffer from arthritis, exercise is one of the best things you can do take care of your joints and yourself Read more

Life expectancy in the UK has been on the rise in the past 100 years. Why is it stagnating now? Read more

A colonoscopy helps your doctor diagnose issues with the large bowel. Here’s what to expect if you are having one. Read more

The number of people who smoke is at an all-time low. Could it soon be zero?Read more

With conflicting information available, it’s time to untangle the truth of how red meat affects your health. Read more

The impact of psoriasis on people's mental health and quality of life is less visible, but can be just as serious... Read more

Cryotherapy uses sub-zero temperatures to treat many conditions, but what is actually involved?... Read more

Tempted by the tanning salon ahead of a holiday? Here's what you need to know about sunbeds and skin cancer. Read more

Pilates is a great form of exercise no matter your age or fitness level. Find out what are its health benefits... Read more

Knowing the signs of stroke can save someone's life. Here's how you can act FAST... Read more

Cataracts are usually common in older age, but how long do you have to wait before considering surgery? Read more

Can smartwatches influence your attitude towards health and fitness? Find out more about our experiment… Read more

Read Su Hickman's story about how a tummy helped boost her confidence and love her life again… Read more

Hepatitis affects 10 million each year and most people don’t realise they have it. So what are the symptoms?… Read more

Find out more about what heart arrhythmias are including the types, symptoms and causes… Read more

Are you about to have hernia surgery? Here’s what to expect in the weeks following the operation… Read more

Find out what causes golfer's elbow, how the symptoms can be alleviated and what can you do to avoid it… Read more

Your skin - not just your sleep pattern - can also suffer as you rack up those air miles… Read more

New studies have been published, linking intense exercise to gut problems and changes to gut bacteria… Read more

A recent report by the WHO has been published about adolescent health. Here’s what you need to know… Read more

Mr Andy Hacker, Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon, discusses common tennis related injuries… Read more

Are the increasing numbers of people are seeking cosmetic surgery down to selfies?… Read more

Considering laser eye surgery? Find out more about the benefits and the procedures… Read more

We often exercise for the sake of our bodies, but a new study reveals exercise has benefits for the brain.… Read more

Can cycling help combat cancer and heart disease? Read about the study, here… Read more

Can the growing trend 'clean eating' trend affect your bone health? Find out more… Read more

Having cataract surgery can give you back your vision. Here’s what to expect after the operation… Read more

Dr Daniel Glass, Consultant Dermatol-ogist offers 5 top tips on how to stay safe in the sun… Read more

Thrombosis is linked to a quarter of all deaths worldwide. How can we recognise and prevent it?... Read more

It’s estimated that a quarter of a million people in the UK suffer from ME, yet many people know very little about it... Read more

More people than ever are speaking out about anxiety, but what is anxiety and the associated symptoms?.... Read more

Keeping joint pain under control is the key to long term happiness. Find out how to manage your pain.... Read more

Dirty air is the fourth biggest risk to public health in the UK. What’s going on and why is it so serious?... Read more

Dr Sue Peacock at BMI The Saxon Clinic has some top tips to get you over the finishing line.... Read more

Viv discusses how she remained active during her treatment, which in turn helped her to stay positive... Read more

Bowel cancer survivor, Viv discusses her diet and nutrition during marathon training, pre and post run... Read more

Sleep apnoea can have a huge impact on your day-to-day life. We explain the symptoms and what you can do to help... Read more

There are many myths surrounding irritable bowel disease. Here, we explain the facts about the condition... Read more

Foot surgeon Mr Htwe Zaw and Robert Waite, physiotherapy manager advise on how runners can protect their joints... Read more

Running enthusiast, Vivianne Pow is about to take on The London Marathon. Find out about her training regime... Read more

As a runner, it’s important to know when you need medical attention to prevent an injury getting worse... Read more

Knee pain can have many different causes. Here, we explain the most frequent types and how to treat them... Read more

Have you ever wondered what causes jet lag or why it can be worse on some flights than others?... Read more

Drinking enough water is vital for good kidney health – but why? Find out what the kidneys exactly do... Read more

A recent study has found that life expectancy may soon exceed 90 years. Find out more about the findings... Read more

If you experience arthritis of the knee, read on to find out more about knee surgery... Read more

There are so many benefits to having a healthy mouth. Take care of your oral health by following these steps... Read more

Research shows NHS waiting times and strict eligibility criteria are hindering access to treatment... Read more

Do you suffer with varicose veins? Find out more about the new EVLT laser treatment available... Read more

Reach your peak later in life by making a few healthy changes. Find out what our consultants recommend. Read more

Scars aren't removable, but there are ways to treat them. Find out what causes scarring and the available treatments... Read more

The story of the spinal implant treatment that delivered incredible results for a man recovering from a serious accident... Read more

Heart health could be linked to stress levels - here’s how to get stress under control and boost your overall health...Read more

An innovative new treatment for acid reflux is freeing patients from the debilitating symptoms of heartburn... Read more

Do you love it or hate it? Read the lowdown on the training tool that every runner has an opinion about... Read more

Traditional observations involve bringing the embryos out of an incubator. Find out how time-lapse imaging differs... Read more

Chemotherapy affects everyone differently, so we’ve pulled together this rough guide to how food plays a part in your recovery... Read more

An endoscopy is a common medical procedure used to examine your body from the inside... Read more

Living with painful joints can be difficult and limiting – so do something about it... Read more

Here are some simple ways of building physical activity into your weekly schedule... Read more

Make this year the best yet by taking control of your health and wellbeing... Read more

The initiative has been praised for its health benefits, but is abstaining from alcohol for a month actually good for you? Read more

Could you turn to hypnotherapy as a complementary therapy to help manage pain? Read more

Dr John O'Donohue, Consultant Gastroenterologist explains some of the causes of gastritis... Read more

There are many incorrect perceptions of rosacea and very limited awareness of the skin condition... Read more

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Jonathan Bird discusses the link between osteoarthritis and running... Read more

We explain the symptoms of dementia, as well as how it’s identified and treated, and what a diagnosis may mean for you... Read more

Are you a binge drinker? Get the facts on binge drinking and the potential health risks... Read more

Read about living with bowel cancer, and some of the changes you may need to make in your everyday life... Read more

HIV is a serious but manageable virus – if you get tested early, get a diagnosis and start treatment... Read more

Find out how you can get rapid access to medical care without a busy wait... Read more

Winter brings with it many joys, but it can be a challenging time to watch your weight... Read more

Christmas doesn’t have to be a time of overindulgence – here are fun but healthy ways to look after yourself... Read more

From home remedies to prescription medicine, we look at what works and what doesn’t... Read more

If you feel like you’re frequently battling tonsillitis, it might be worth having them removed... Read more

Beating your food cravings could help you lose weight and steer clear of serious illnesses... Read more