4 HEALTH APPS WORTH HAVING ON YOUR SCREENS…

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With so many health apps to choose from nowadays its difficult to know which one is the best.

Here are my top 4…

1.Manage My Pain – It allows you to feel more in control of your pain, you can describe your pain, track it against activities and spot patterns and trends. You can lot your pain when you take different medication to see how well its working which is a great way to try something new.

2. Headspace – A very popular app which gives guided session starting from three minutes long. It also includes lots of breath-guided exercises and CBT work to challenge unhelpful thought processes.

3. Sleepio – This provides instant access CBT for poor sleep or insomnia over a six week programme. It is automated, personalised and delivered digitally and allows people to access support whenever and wherever they wish to use it. It is backed…

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SELF-HELP BOOKS THAT BOOST YOUR BODY AND MIND…

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An article in Woman and Home last month caught my eye. It asked ‘Do Self Help Books Work‘?

To be perfectly honest with you I have no idea if they work but many people have turned to them over the last year due to the pandemic and not being able to see a therapist for real. From sleep problems to chronic pain, anxiety and a lot more. Many of us have suffered at least one of these over the last 18 months.

They write that some books can be like ‘having a therapist on speed dial but without the hourly charge.‘ Reading something that can relate to you and guide you, can be life-changing. But, of course there are times when these books should be used with guidance from a professional.

Woman and Home suggest that you pick a self help book that focuses on a…

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IT’S SLEEP SUNDAY – LET’S TALK ABOUT UNDERSTANDING INSOMNIA…

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This week on Sleep Sunday we are writing on understanding insomnia. I received an email from Sleep Hubs International Sleep Charity who are hosting a FREE event on Zoom on the 22nd July between 12-1pm, with professor Jason Ellis.

About the Talk –

During this talk Professor Ellis will introduce us to Insomnia Disorder. Starting with a brief history, the talk will go on to outline the current diagnostic criteria for insomnia. Following, we will be introduced to the theories and models of how insomnia both develops and is maintained, whilst examining the literature as to whether this is the case. Finally, Professor Ellis will provide a brief overview of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), the first line management strategy for insomnia.

If your interested then head to this link to register.

Dr. Ellis is a Professor of Sleep Science and Director of Northumbria Sleep Research in the United…

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MORE HELP FOR THE DEBILITATING PAIN OF SCIATICA…

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Every time my back pain alerts pops into my inbox I can almost guarantee that there is another article on sciatica pain. I am not sure if it is because I am now a sufferer or it has just become more widespread but this condition seems to be far and wide, which even the Pope is suffering with.

Sciatica is a lower back issue that causes numbness, lack of strength and nerve pain throughout the lower back that tracks down the lower extremities.

Some websites push different types of exercises to do for sciatica like these in the Nap Valley Register, and Healthline who have 6 stretches for sciatica. Although thepainmay be severe,sciaticacan most often be relieved through physical therapy, chiropractic and massage treatments, improvements in strength and flexibility, and the application of heat and ice packs. I wrote an article recently on What Is Sciatica, And What Can…

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