FROM MY SURGERY
My children think I live in the dark ages where technology is concerned. But even I managed to download the new “Active 10” app on my mobile phone. It’s free from Google Play, Apple or through the Active 10 pages of Public Health England’s One You website. It’s a great fun way to find out if your daily walk is brisk enough to give you just 10 minutes of aerobic exercise – enough to help your heart.
It’s bad enough having long term tummy pain, diarrhoea, weight loss and sometimes worse. But imagine if you dreaded travelling because you had to worry about toilet facilities too. That’s the case for 70% of folks with diseases like Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s. Go to CROHNSANDCOLITIS.ORG.UK and support their campaign for better signage in airports, rail stations and service stations.
PROTECT YOUR GUMS
You might think gum disease would be bad for your teeth – but new research shows they’re linked to a 14% increase in the risk of cancer among women past the menopause. We’ve long known poor gum health is linked to diabetes and heart disease – now there’s even more reason to be alert for sore red gums and bleeding on tooth-brushing. See your dentist regularly!