Walk to school week – just a short celebration or a lifestyle choice?

May 16 2016
If walking was an official sport, I would probably be an Olympic champion. I fought for a school which was at walking distance and my son and I have have been enjoying the walk to school routine every day for the past six years. This week British families celebrate Walk to School Week (16 – 20 May) encouraged by their local schools with various activities but I wonder why all the fuss when it is obvious that walking is highly beneficial to both the physical and mental health.

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Measles

May 06 2016
Measles how to help
There is currently an outbreak of measles in London and this illness should not be underestimated. Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be extremely unpleasant and sometimes leads to serious complications. Measles can affect any age group but is most common in young children, although this outbreak appears to be hitting our teenagers particularly hard as many teenagers were not vaccinated as babies. You are never too old to get vaccinated!

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How I deal with muscle pain with natural pain relief solutions – also in pregnancy

Mar 19 2016
My journey through muscle pain and how I deal with it through natural pain relief will bore some but I am sure will fascinate most mums and dads - especially if they have experienced constant muscle pain from a sport injury or even pregnancy at least once in their lifetime. I have the mind of a 20 something trapped in the body of a 40 something...  This can cause problems because my young mind makes me want to do hazardous things that a woman in her 40s would not necessarily do. But I strongly believe that life has to be lived to the full to feel good and healthy. The Romans used to say Mens sana in corpore sano which means that a healthy body helps keep your mind young. And as an Italian, I certainly stick to it!

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