Category: Health

World Stroke Day: Focusing on the Future and Recovering from a Stroke

World Stroke Day: Focusing on the Future and Recovering from a Stroke

Written by Stannah on 3rd October 2019

Did you know: A stroke can happen to anyone, at any age? Today, October 29th, is World Stroke Day, so we’d like to take this opportunity to talk about strokes: their causes, symptoms and treatments – but we want to do more than that. We want to join the World Stroke Campaign’s cause this year! […]

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Vitamin D: nutrition and sunshine to keep us healthy

Vitamin D: nutrition and sunshine to keep us healthy

Written by Stannah on 24th July 2019

About 88% of the population of the world is Vitamin D deficient. This statistic, which shows that the majority of the population of the world lacks Vitamin D, may come as a shock to many people. After all, when you consider the number of people who live in sunny climates, you would expect the percentage […]

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How can swimming improve balance?

How can swimming improve balance?

Written by Stannah on 4th July 2019

We’ve all heard about how a sedentary lifestyle increases your risk of developing life-threatening health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. However, we really don’t hear much about how important it is to improve our sense of balance and how doing so can go a long way in fall prevention, especially as we […]

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5 Reasons to Conquer Ageing with Yoga

5 Reasons to Conquer Ageing with Yoga

Written by Stannah on 14th June 2019

The desire to age in place has become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly among the ageing Baby Boomer generation. While the ambition of seniors is undeniable, the increased risk of illness, chronic pain and psychological distress that accompanies ageing can create some difficulties in achieving this goal. Fortunately, research has discovered that yoga is […]

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World MS day is celebrated on the 30th of May

World MS day: “A day to celebrate global solidarity and hope for the future”

Written by Stannah on 30th April 2019

“The disease with a thousand faces” – also known as Multiple sclerosis. Why a thousand faces? Because each person diagnosed with this incurable chronic disease has unique symptoms. We still don’t know so much about MS , so the World MS organisation decided to “bring people closer” through research for World MS day 2018. “The […]

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Bunions – what they are and how to treat and prevent them

Bunions – what they are and how to treat and prevent them

Written by Stannah on 17th April 2019

Did you know that together, your foot and ankle have 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments? It almost sounds unbelievable that it all fits into such a small part of our bodies! And have you ever stopped to think about the impact our feet have on our quality of […]

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Laughter is the best medicine

Written by Stannah on 26th February 2019

What happens to us when we start laughing? Why do we feel so good when we do, and what benefits does a good attack of the giggles have for our bodies and minds? Today, on International Day of Happiness, we’re going to find out! Test your own laughing potential with our laughter test in this […]

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Improving Mobility: 12 Easy Tips to Help Seniors Remain Active

Written by Stannah on 30th November 2018

As we age, it’s common to find that activities such as shopping, cleaning and even walking become more difficult due to decreased mobility. This can be a frustrating time, sometimes eliciting a feeling of hopelessness. This feeling is amplified in homes with multiple floors, as stairs become a challenging task. Stannah Stairlifts are designed to […]

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