The brain is a powerful organ. It essentially controls everything the body does, and it doesn’t stop working, even while you sleep. It is made up of a lot of different parts, or sections, that each control various things that go on in your body such as movement, speech and digestion. As well as the benefits of regular ‘brain training’ and avoiding unhealthy habits such as smoking or consuming too much alcohol, the brain can also benefit from getting certain vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients from our diet.
Research has shown that our diet has a big impact on the way we look and feel. Recent studies have also demonstrated that eating certain foods can help to prevent memory loss, provide energy and even boost your IQ. Check out some of these amazing brain boosting superfoods and their effects.
At CS Healthcare, we’ve been providing private health insurance for over 85 years, covering those who work in the civil service and not-for-profit organisations. CS Healthcare is a proud CSRF partner and sponsor of Nathan McLellan’s London Marathon attempt. Nathan is extremely passionate about the CSRF cause and when you couple that with his preparation in the lead up to the big event, there’s no stopping him! To help Nathan and others stay in tip top shape, CS Healthcare have some important tips on stretching, a component often overlooked by many when exercising, but hugely important to avoid injury.
Considering the main responsibilities of the kidney (filtering approximately 200 litres of blood daily and generating the hormones behind red blood cell production and calcium absorption), it is easy to understand why these small organs are vital to your overall health and well-being. Research suggests that up to 60,00 people in the UK die prematurely due to kidney disease annually and there is no cure. With kidney transplants averaging a 5-year wait, it is essential to take steps to reduce the chances of developing kidney-related illness.
There are as many as 100 trillion bacteria that live inside and on our bodies. Some exist on the surface of our skin, others are inside our nose, mouth and even our urogenital tract. However, many bacteria are active inside our gut. The good bacteria inside our gut can counteract potentially harmful toxins and bad bacteria, helping to keep our digestive system fully functioning and healthy.
19 December 2017
Today’s blog is brought to you by The Charity for Civil Servants and is the first of a 2-part blog takeover by fellow Civil Service organisations.The Charity for Civil Servants formed in January 1886 as The Civil Service Benevolent Fund and was renamed in 2012. The Charity supports all civil servants, past and present, throughout their lives, with whatever problems they may have.
We all know that as we get older, our sight naturally needs a little bit more help. No matter what age we are, it is really important to look after our eyes, and make sure that they are in their best health. This includes going for regular trips to the optician and staying healthy. But what little changes can we make to our daily lives to ensure that we keep our sight as healthy as possible.
01 September 2017
Long-term stress can have a lot of health consequences, so here are some quick exercises that can fit into your daily routine to help you relax.
02 August 2017
As you prepare for the great summer outdoors, a trip to the beach is always top of the list.It’s important to familiarise yourself with some essential items to avoid health risks, to ensure a safe, trouble-free visit.
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