I hope you’ve had an enjoyable month and have some fun plans for the bank holiday weekend. I’ve rounded up my favourite health and wellbeing articles from this month, so make yourself a cup of tea and get up to date with the latest news.
“Acute pain is a necessary evil, an essential response to danger and a natural part of the healing process. Too much of it, and for too long, can be serious – but there are ways to manage it.”
2. How does your immune system work? This cute video explains:
3. Tame the beast – how to rethink persistent pain
4. If your knee hurts, keep exercising
“If you take up exercise later in life, as a treatment for joint or hip pain, you should expect a small, temporary increase in pain. But if you proceed sensibly, you will be rewarded with pain relief similar to that of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, such as ibuprofen, and twice that of a non-prescription painkiller, such as paracetamol.”
5. Exercise in old age maintains immune system.
What I’ve been up to
Aside from taking a break from blogging I have been enjoying spring! I had a nice walk to Wanstead Park to see the bluebells.
In February I became the proud tenant of an allotment. I’ve enjoyed clearing the weeds and have started planting a few crops. Currently I am over run with thistles but hoping to dig them up and plant more goodies soon.
I’m also taking part in Walthamstow Beer this year. The hop lives in our garden where we can keep a close eye on it. We have named it Roger and he is growing very quickly so far.
I have been on a few trips this year including California for a family wedding, Cornwall for my Grandad’s birthday, and Nice for a bit of a jolly with Mr Sarah. Did you know that ravioli was invented in Nice? And Nice only became part of France in the 1860s? I had no idea.
I’ve also been doing quite a bit of sewing and am pleased to say my skills have improved since last year 😁. I’ve made quite a few tops and skirts and have a long list of patterns to work through. That’s all on hold for the moment while I finish sewing my Guide badges on to my camp blanket.
At Ashlins we have been working hard on GDPR. We’re also making big strides towards taking card payments, which is very exciting!