Author: Livewell

Menstrual cramps, also known as dysmenorrhea, are painful sensations that occur in the lower abdomen during menstruation. These cramps can range in intensity from mild to severe and can last for a few hours to several days. There are two main types of menstrual cramps: primary dysmenorrhea and secondary dysmenorrhea. Primary dysmenorrhea is the most common type and is caused by the contraction of the uterus during menstruation. Secondary dysmenorrhea is less common and is caused by an underlying medical condition, such as endometriosis or uterine fibroids. Menstrual cramps can be uncomfortable and disruptive, but there are several practical ways…

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Biohacking is a term used to describe the practice of using science, technology, and biology to improve one’s mental and physical performance. This can include a range of activities, from using supplements and dietary changes to improve cognitive function, to using technology such as brain-computer interfaces to enhance sensory and motor abilities. Is biohacking new? While biohacking has become increasingly popular in recent years, it is not a new concept. In fact, people have been using various techniques to improve their mental and physical performance for centuries. For example, ancient Greek and Roman athletes used to consume special diets and…

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Stress can be demotivating. It can cause health problems and different problems in everyday life. Our bodies will all handle stress differently, however there are recognised ways in which everyone can try and de-stress. Stress occurs when you feel under pressure. Lots of things can cause stress; work, family, school and relationships can all contribute to your stress levels. Small bursts of stress can sometimes be seen as motivating and can help give you a good amount of energy. However, too much stress can quickly become too difficult to manage and leave you feeling burnout and overwhelmed. Keeping your stress…

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A new study has shown that 7 hours of sleep every night is the correct amount of shut-eye for those aged 38+. It’s not just those 38 and over who need a sufficient amount of sleep; teenagers should also be encouraged to adopt better sleep schedules too. Not getting enough sleep can often lead to a number of issues: Poor mood swings;Impaired focus and memory;Decrease in your wellbeing;And an overall lower quality of life. Not enough sleep can lead to a number of issues, ranging from poor mood, impaired focus and memory, decreased wellbeing, and an overall poorer quality of…

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Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts for weeks, months, or even years and is frustrating and debilitating, making it difficult to enjoy daily activities and negatively impacting your overall quality of life. Around 15.5 million people in England live with pain, which is 34% of the population. Understanding the various types of pain is the first step towards taking control of your pain and improving your quality of life before exploring the various treatment options available. Understanding chronic pain Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts longer than three months, past the time it takes for an…

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People all across the country are trying to find ways to save money on their food amidst the cost of living crisis, with the prices of food rising by 20% over the past year. To help save up to £400 a year and make their groceries last longer, there has been an increase in people starting to freeze their food so that they can use it at a later date. Even Sainsbury’s encouraged people to use their freezers more, by opening their own Sainsfreeze pop-up store in Shoreditch between 27-28th September. They gave away free frozen food along with advice…

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Next summer we’re ditching the bad vibes and negativity, and channelling our inner healing selves. After the bitter, cold months of last year we are determined to make the upcoming season a true reflection of who we truly are. Being authentic and unapologetically yourself is the perfect way to emit all the positive vibes that you hold within. Looking after your mind, body and soul is at the core of making sure you have the best summer yet. So, dig out those sunglasses you swapped for a woolly hat and find out how you can have a self-loving summer to…

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