Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease characterised by severe muscular pain, tiredness, stiffness and achy sensations, often sufferers can initially feel it is all in their heads because of the lack of concrete diagnosis. Fibromyalgia is thought to affect 1-2% of the population, predominantly occurs in women and is a syndrome which affects the suffers pain receptors. Research is indicating that a decrease in energy production may be causing the pain as opposed to inflammation.
With a change of season around the corner, we are coming into the summer while some of us are looking forward to the sunshine and holidays for people who suffer from hay fever it can be a dreaded time of the year. Hay fever is an allergic response to different allergens including pollen, cigarette smoke, chemicals, dust, food and chlorine. The allergens start an immune response in the body leading to too produce antibodies.
A goal without a plan is just a wish. Taking time to sit down and plan out your goals is key to getting what you want in life. It is very easy to set goals but achieving them is another thing. Keeping motivated and developing new habits, understanding why you have and haven’t achieved some of your goals is an important starting point in goal setting. Spending a few minutes a day focusing on what you want out of life can make such a difference to your happiness.
Winter time can instigate a lot of health problems ranging from flu’s and colds to the winter blues. Having strategies in place to help you manage your physical, emotional and mental health is important. Here are 5 short term solutions to bring yourself back into balance and help you feel better. Cuddles, friend therapy, exercise, smiling, laughing and even a good old a cry can affect your hormones giving you a natural boost.
How you start your day can have an effect on your mood and form. Developing strategies to wake up happier and reprogramming your early morning habits to create positive experiences in the morning can set you up to have a happier day. Here are some suggestions you could incorporate into your daily routine to create happier thoughts to start your day off with.