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Healthy Weight: What works?

Jan 17, 2018

So, you’ve become aware of the UK’s obesity crisis and have made up your mind about doing something about the extra pounds that you are carrying and it’s proving much harder than you originally thought.

Weight Management Guide

Jan 12, 2018

Over the last decade we have seen a huge amount of media coverage dedicated to weight related issues. Read the risks of being overweight and how you can reach your ideal weight.

Obesity Awareness Week

Jan 11, 2018

Join in the national New Year's resolution to tackle obesity and improve your overall health today.

Healthy eating tips for the New Year

Jan 3, 2018

Have you indulged slightly over the holiday period and feeling sluggish, and your clothes are a little tighter? Follow our easy steps to get back on track.

Thinking of doing Dry January?

Dec 29, 2017

Here are our top tips to help you give up alcohol for your New Year's resolution after over-indulging of the holiday period?

Fitness: Walking for Wellness

Dec 27, 2017

Follow our guide to help you make a walking program part of your life?

Tips for eating healthy over Christmas

Dec 22, 2017

This time is synonymous with delicious chocolate, a multitude of wonderfully baked goods and large elaborate meals. Follow our tips to help you to enjoy the festive period without the food and guilt hangover.

Advice for alcohol consumption over the holidays

Christmas is well and truly upon us, time for festivities and fun which goes hand in hand with raising a couple of glasses of the fizz to celebrate. Top tips to avoid that dreaded hangover

Vaccinations to keep you healthy in Winter

Dec 15, 2017

Start protecting yourself against the flu, unlike a common cold, can in its mildest form result in severe symptoms that need at least 2-3 days in bed.

How to stay active in the cold weather

Dec 13, 2017

Dark and cold days-don’t hibernate!!- Keep moving and use the benefits of exercise to beat those seasonal blues and feel great!!!

Stress management - fight or flight?

Dec 8, 2017

Are you handling more than you are used to? Are you aware of the effect of stress on your body and how to manage your stress levels?

Sleep Hygiene: How to improve your sleep quality?

Dec 6, 2017

Sleep hygiene is a range of habits and practices, that when observed regularly, can improve your sleep quality…and to be honest, who of us would not benefit from a good night’s sleep?

Epilepsy Awareness

May 22, 2017

Learn the best way to treat and prevent you or a loved one having more epileptic seizures

Diabetes: How to Take Care of Your Feet

May 17, 2017

Diabetes can damage many areas of the body, including the nerves and blood vessels that travel to your feet. By giving your feet extra care and attention, you can prevent injuries and infections.

Diabetes: All About Exercise

May 10, 2017

You may have heard that getting regular exercise helps control blood sugar. Find out how can that be?

Taking charge of your Asthma

May 2, 2017

Understand some of the important facts and tips you need to know, so you can manage your asthma effectively and safely yourself.

Asthma Diary

April 27, 2017

By monitoring your asthma symptoms using a action plan and practicing self-management using peak flow zones, you can live an active life free of asthma symptoms.

Identifying Your Asthma Triggers

April 19, 2017

Many people with asthma have allergies, which can trigger your asthma. Find out how to identify and mange your triggers.

Asthma Triggers

April 13, 2017

Learn how to avoid asthma triggers to better control your symptoms

Heart Failure: Learning to live with the disease

Apr 6, 2017

Heart failure occurs when your heart does not pump as much blood as your body needs. Failure does not mean that the heart has stopped pumping but rather that it is not pumping as well as it should.

Conserving your Energy

Mar 31, 2017

When you have COPD or other chronic conditions, conserving, or saving, your energy means finding ways of doing daily activities with as little effort as possible. With some planning and tips, you can get tasks done more easily and enjoy your daily routine.

5 ways to keep your relationship strong despite a long-term health condition

Having a chronic illness such as diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or heart disease can take a toll on even the strongest relationship.

COPD: Using Exercise to Feel Better

Mar 02, 2017

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often makes it difficult to breathe, which in turn may limit how active you are and how much you exercise. But it is important to remain active and exercise when you have COPD.

Diabetes: Coping With Your Feelings About Your Diet

Feb 23, 2017

Our emotions influence what we eat, when we eat, and how much we eat. So negative feelings can interfere with your ability to follow your diet for diabetes.

Diabetes: Caring for an Older Adult

Feb 21, 2017

Helping or caring for an older adult with diabetes can feel like a lot to take on. There's the challenge of caregiving—because what seems best for someone isn't always what that person wants to do.

COPD: Keeping Your Diet Healthy

Feb 16, 2017

If you have COPD, you may have little appetite or feel too tired to prepare and eat meals. But eating regularly and eating healthy foods is important.

Quick Tips: Self-Care for Heart Failure

Feb 14, 2017

Heart failure usually gets worse over time. But there are many things you can do to feel better, stay healthy longer, and avoid the hospital.

COPD: Avoiding Your Triggers

Feb 08, 2017

You can do things at home to manage COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). By learning the triggers for COPD and avoiding them, you can help reduce flare-ups. While some triggers may be out of your control, there are others you can easily avoid.

Benefits of eating your way to good health

Jan 28, 2017

The benefits of a healthy diet according to Patient UK include preventing certain long term chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes, among others.

Staying strong through the cold snap with diabetes

Jan 19, 2017

As we enter mid January, there’s no doubt that the weather has started to “turn”, with temperatures of -5oC widely recorded across the UK this week.

Motivation to move…the facts and the solutions…

Jan 10, 2017

Research conducted by Public Health England shows that 8 out of 10 middle aged people in the UK weigh too much or do not exercise enough. It shows that obesity rates in adults have increased by 16% in the past 20 years. 77% of men and 63% of women in this age group are overweight or obese.

Detox diets - do more harm than good!

Jan 05, 2017

At this time of the year Detox diets are all the rage and many media sources are writing about them. Living with a long term condition you may be tempted to start one to give you a boost after the holiday period, well STOP!!

Battling the cold weather: how to manage seasonal symptoms

Dec 30, 2016

Staying healthy during the cold weather is important if you are living with a long-term condition. There are some simple tips to help you avoid becoming unwell and try to prevent succumbing to viruses such as colds and flu.

Staying strong through the cold snap (COPD)

Dec 28, 2016

As we enter January, there’s no doubt that the weather has started to “turn”, with temperatures of -2oC widely recorded across the UK last week.

Diabetes: Coping With Your Feelings About Your Diet

Dec 20th, 2016

Our emotions influence what we eat, when we eat, and how much we eat. So negative feelings can interfere with your ability to follow your diet for diabetes.

Coping with a long-term health condition at Christmas

Nov 30, 2016

The Christmas ads are on air, shopping centres are piping out yuletide tunes and so the run-up to the festive season is well and truly underway.! It’s an undeniably busy and tiring time for many of us – and even more so for the millions of people who are juggling the long Christmas ‘“to do’” list with managing a long-term health condition.

World COPD Day!

Nov 15, 2016

According to WHO estimates, about 210 million people around the world suffer Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). By 2030, COPD will become the third leading cause of death worldwide.

Complementary and alternative therapies for Diabetes

Nov 7, 2016

Some people living with diabetes use complementary or alternative therapies to treat or manage their diabetes. Some of these therapies may be effective and others can be ineffective or even harmful.

Build up to World Diabetes Day

Nov 3, 2016

This international event to raise awareness about diabetes, celebrated every year on November 14th. This year’s theme for World Diabetes Day is ‘Eyes on Diabetes’

Diabetes and Cholesterol

Oct 31, 2016

Cholesterol problems are common in diabetes. These problems are usually related to obesity and insulin resistance. They can also be related to lack of insulin in your body

Looking after someone with COPD

Nov 1, 2016

Helping or caring for a loved one with COPD can feel like a lot to take on. There's the challenge of caregiving, because what seems best for someone isn't always what the person wants to do.

Health Literacy month

Oct 27, 2016

As Health Literacy month comes to an end we would like to thank those of you who have been a “Health Literacy Hero”.

Mitch’s story

Oct 24, 2016

I had been suffered with abdominal pain for a number of months before I was admitted for emergency surgery for appendicitis. Read how I was able to get on top of my pain through health coaching.

Taking care of your feet when suffering from diabetes

Oct 20, 2016

Wendy Norton, Head of Health Coaching at My Clinical Coach, talks about why it is important to take good care of your feet if you suffer from Diabetes

How to lower Cholesterol

Oct 17, 2016

Is treated with heart-healthy lifestyle changes and medicine. These can lower your cholesterol and your risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.

What is type 2 Diabetes?

Oct 13, 2016

Type 2 diabetes happens when your body can't use insulin the right way. Over time, the pancreas can't make enough insulin.

Women's Health...In The Spotlight

Oct 10, 2016

Theresa May has made history as the first British Prime Minister that we know of with a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis.

Quitting Smoking? 10 essential Stoptober points.

Oct 6, 2016

10 essential Stoptober points to help you to quit smoking

5 Top Tips to help smokers quit

Sep 26, 2016

5 top tips to help you quick smoking during Stoptober. Read more

COPD Learning to Breathe Easier

Oct 3, 2016

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. Learn our simple and easy breathing guidelines

Barrie's Story

Sep 27, 2016

I'm Barrie and I have a number of conditions that have impacted my life and those around me. Read how Health Coaching has helped me to manage my conditions.

COPD guidelines

Sep 29, 2016

COPD guidelines – putting you (not your condition) in the driving seat.

Annual Data

Supporting patients with long term health conditions and encourage self-management

Diabetes Type 1 Symptoms

How to identify if you are developing the symptoms of type 1 diabetes but have not been diagnosed yet. Read more

Simon's Story

I'm Simon and I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 14 years ago. This is my story on the struggles and how Health Coaching has changed my life.

How to balance losing weight with managing a long term health condition

Maintaining a healthy weight is important for everyone, but for people managing a long-term health condition such as diabetes or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, eating well can be an especially tricky process.

Diabetes: Differences Between Type 1 and 2

In general, people with diabetes either have a total lack of insulin (type 1 diabetes) or they have too little insulin or cannot use insulin effectively (type 2 diabetes).

Nurse led help for millions of patients with long term health conditions - just a phone call away

For the first time ever, millions of patients with long term health conditions such as diabetes, coronary heart disease or chronic lung disease can get instant and direct access to an experienced NHS trained nurse through an exciting new telephone health coaching service, MyClinicalCoach™.

COPD: Helpful Breathing Techniques

Breathing is hard when you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Find simple and useful breathing exercises to help you manage your condition.

Illnesses associated with lifestyle cost the NHS £11bn

Sep 26, 2016

illnesses related to alcohol, cigarettes and unhealthy food are costing the NHS in England more than £11bn every year.

Get 7 useful tips for living with your condition

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