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Health Regular exercise with a healthy eating plan can improve your energy levels and your overall health.  It will also improve your results if you are trying to lose weight.

People who move more and exercise regularly lose more weight and keep it off longer than those who don’t. Regular exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and even depression.
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Secret of ageing

One of the biggest puzzles in biology – how and why living cells age – has been solved by an international team based at Newcastle University in north-east England.

The answer is complex, and will not produce an elixir of eternal life in the foreseeable future.

But the scientists expect better drugs for age-related illnesses, such as diabetes and heart disease, to emerge from their discovery of the biochemical pathway involved in ageing.

The Newcastle team, working with the University of Ulm in Germany, used a comprehensive “systems biology” approach, involving computer modelling and experiments with cell cultures and genetically modified mice, to investigate why cells become senescent. In this aged state, cells stop dividing and the tissues they make up show physical signs of deterioration, from wrinkling skin to a failing heart.

shows that when an ageing cell detects serious damage to its DNA – caused by the wear and tear of life – it sends out specific internal signals.

These distress signals trigger the cell’s its tiny energy-producing power packs, to make oxidising “free radical” molecules, which in turn tell the cell either to destroy itself or to stop dividing. The aim is to avoid the damaged DNA that causes cancer.

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The Newcastle discovery plays down the role of telomeres, the protective tips on the ends of human chromosomes, which gradually become shorter as we grow older.

“There has been a huge amount of speculation about how blocking telomere erosion might cure ageing and age-related diseases,” said Tom Kirkwood, director of Newcastle’s Institute of Ageing and Health. “The telomere story has over-promised and the biology is more complicated.”

He added: “Our breakthrough means that we stand a very much better chance of making a successful attack on age-related diseases while at the same time avoiding the risk of unwanted side-effects like cancer.”
Some foods such as treats add little to the nutrient intake and should be used sparingly. In general, very sweet food such as cakes, biscuits, lollies, soft drinks and fruit juice should not be served on a regular basis in childcare. Individual centres may have a policy on the availability of sweet foods and other treats.

Meals and snacks

Mealtime arrangements can vary. Some centres provide all meals and snacks, while other centres ask families to provide meals for their own children. Long day childcare rules state that childcare centres must provide one meal and two snacks per day. Often this will be morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Some centres also serve breakfast.

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Natural Medicine is practiced in many cultures and has been successfully used for thousands of years. An herbalist will prepare a treatment based on the consultation that they have with their client. Generally plants and plant parts are used within the herbal remedy
The herbal remedy may take the form of teas, capsules, tablets, extracts.
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