There are two opposing trends in the approach to products sold in pharmacies. The first is to take various medicines or dietary supplements just in case, so that in the event of flu or cold, we are as well prepared as we can be.
Modern preparations supporting the fight against disease do not come only from laboratories and the minds of chemists. Man has always observed nature and taken the best of nature to help maintain or improve health. Sambucus nigra, or black elderberry, is one of those plants that have been known in folk medicine for centuries. Hence, for many of our grandmothers, children’s cough syrup was simply black elderberry syrup.
Walking and running are the most natural ways of moving around. This is clearly obvious at playgrounds or in kindergartens – children simply cannot move slowly, they are always running somewhere and they derive enormous joy and fun from this natural form of movement.
Systematic training, competitive sports or even improving our health or losing weight are activities that are widespread in the adult world or with older children. Younger children learn best through fun, so encouraging them to become physically active and instilling healthy habits is best organised through games and fun involving physical movement.
In building up immunity it is very important to accustom your body to the changing conditions in which you will most likely find yourself. Earl contact with these conditions allows you to develop appropriate reactions that will become the basis for fighting infections and diseases.
Each year sees an increase in the number of cycle paths in cities. The largest towns and cities offer popular cycle rental schemes and there are a growing number of cycle parking areas alongside car parks for office blocks. We are certainly still a long way to becoming a second Holland, but these trends prove that we are beginning to feel at home with bicycles and treat them both as an alternative means of transport and an excellent way to […]
Outdoor games should not be limited because of the weather. The Norwegians are well aware of this fact because they spend each day in a climate that is much less amenable than ours, and the sight of pre-schoolers walking along the street in the rain or wind does not concern anybody. This is because they believe that there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.
Not everyone feels like a fish in water, but everyone can enjoy the benefits of swimming. It is one of the lowest impact sports there is and can be started before we even learn to walk.
For the vast majority of our lives we breathe air in buildings. This air is of varying quality and usually we do not have much influence on the air quality in an office or school, especially if the building is equipped with a central air conditioning system. This is not the case in our own homes, provided there are no more smog alerts, of course!
To claim that an active body is a healthy body is one of the most obvious truisms. Actually, from our very earliest years we are inundated with information to prove that there is no better investment in health and resilience than a proper amount of moderate activity.
For people who are not very active, the very word “sport” can cause stress or anxiety. After all, sport is an exercise, an iron discipline, with a lot of expert knowledge to be absorbed, and usually there is no time or inclination for this.
Many adults undervalue the enormous role that healthy and deep sleep plays on our health. At first glance it seems that there are no repercussions if one or two nights sleep are interrupted. You can catch up on your sleep later on, or not at all, and besides, almost nobody today gets enough sleep.
The bacterial flora of the intestines has a huge impact on our immunity. In periods of increased susceptibility to influenza and colds, and when fighting an infection, it is worth supporting our natural allies by providing the body with probiotics. There are many dietary supplements on the market, which manufacturers promote and encourage consumers to take.
The conviction that immunity largely comes from the stomach, and actually from the intestines, has become firmly entrenched in our heads. The large number of adverts promoting probiotic yoghurts have made consumers aware that what we put on our plates directly affects our health and immune system. It is certainly the case that the gut, and an appropriate bacterial flora in the gut, have a huge impact on the immune system.