Should You Get a Blood Test? 7 Reasons to Get a Blood Test as an Athlete

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  Photo by Hush Naidoo Jade Photography on Unsplash Blood testing is well-known in the sports industry to screen athletes for performance-enhancing drugs before a significant event. However, they also provide insights into their bodies and maximise sports potential. Athletes competing in the Olympics use blood testing to track their performance, progress, and general health […]

How to Treat Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction can feel frustrating and embarrassing and may heavily impact relationships. So much so that 70% of men with erectile dysfunction feel ‘they are letting their partner down’ and would rather break up with their partners than talk about the issue. However, erectile dysfunction is extremely common, and most men will experience it at […]

Women’s Fertility: Everything You Need to Know

Trying for a baby can be tough on you and your partner. It can feel clinical and stressful as you work to conceive within the fertility window and do everything within your power to increase your chances of getting pregnant. But, if you’re struggling, you’re not alone.   1 in  6 couples struggle to conceive. […]

How to Manage STIs and Sexual Health in Women

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Sexual health is part of your wellbeing, but it’s often a taboo topic and talking about what goes on down there? Well, many people feel embarrassed and unwilling to learn more. If you were lucky enough to get sexual education at school, it was probably a passing comment about how STIs are bad, and that […]

Male Fertility: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

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Sperm count has decreased by more than 50% in the last 40 years, with 1 in 7 heterosexual couples in the UK affected by infertility. It’s a shocking statistic and probably higher than you thought, but it means you are not alone if you struggle to conceive. Fertility in men is critical if you want […]

How to Test Your Thyroid Function

1 in 20 people struggle with a thyroid issue in the UK. This percentage could be higher because many people don’t realise they have thyroid dysregulation. The statistic raises the question:  Could you be one of those numbers? I’ll tell you what a thyroid is and why healthy thyroid functioning is critical. You’ll learn signs […]

The Toxic Effects of Alcohol and Smoking on Your Liver

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Photo by Andres Siimon on Unsplash Alcohol is the biggest cause of disability, illness, and death in people aged 15-49 years in the UK. Smoking kills 78,000 people in the UK every year.  The no.1 thing that prevents these deaths? A healthy liver. The statistics are shocking but, unfortunately, true. Too many people are losing […]

How Regularly Testing Helps Improve Your Fitness & Sports Performance

Photo by Anastase Maragoson Unsplash If you’re into health and fitness, you probably know that keeping your body in its best condition is essential. However, many individuals across the UK lack eight critical nutrients for healthy functioning. When your body doesn’t have enough nutrients, it cannot perform to its highest potential.    A Sports and […]

The Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash   4.9 million people in the UK currently have diabetes. If nothing changes, that number could rapidly increase to 5.5 million by 2030.   It’s a pretty shocking statistic, but one that many people tend to ignore. After all, it’ll never affect you, right? And even if it does, […]

10 Foods to Lower Your Cholesterol Today

  Photo by Anna Pelzer on Unsplash High cholesterol levels affect 39% of the world’s population and cause 4.4 million deaths yearly.  Sounds pretty scary, right? But you can monitor and balance your cholesterol levels with the proper diet.  This article covers the following: What is cholesterol, and how does it impact your body? Answers […]