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3 Essential Spring Cleaning Tasks

With Spring already here, it's time to start creating your to-do list for Spring cleaning. While your list may be long, there are a few tasks that you should make sure you include to ensure your home is safe and comfortable. Tick these chores off your list this year:

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Try These Healthy Fruit-Filled Desserts

Everyone loves a chocolate biccie. However, while desserts like these may taste great, they lack the nutrients you need to maintain your health. This is why many people turn to fruit-based treats to complete their meals. Fruit like blueberries and strawberries are packed with antioxidants and vitamins. Try these fruity recipes.

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Fall Prevention Tips for People with Parkinson's

Parkinson's disease affects approximately 1 in every 500 people in the UK, which is about 127,000 individuals, according to Parkinson's UK. The majority of the people who are diagnosed with Parkinson's are over 50 years old. The condition is progressive, which means side effects usually worsen over time. The most common symptoms of the disease are muscle stiffness, tremors and slowness of movement. Exhaustion and muscle pain are other frequently experienced side effects of the disease. 

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Improve Your Diet With These Simple Changes

An unhealthy diet is the cause of a number of many serious health conditions, such as high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes. These illnesses affect a large portion of the UK population. For example, according to the BBC, approximately 60 per cent of people across the country had cholesterol levels that were too high in 2015. If you know that you're one of these people, or simply want to improve your health, make a few of these simple changes to your diet. 

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Taste of Sunrise Campaign Launched

To emphasise the importance of good nutrition, all Sunrise Senior Living and Gracewell care homes throughout the UK are inviting guests to enjoy culinary events featuring tasty meals. The Taste of Gracewell campaign will take place from 5th March - 13th March in recognition of Nutrition and Hydration Week, which is held the following week. 

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Tips for Reducing Your Salt Intake

Salt can have damaging effects on multiple organs throughout the body, including the kidneys, brain, arteries and heart. It can put strain on these organs and increase blood pressure, a major risk factor of conditions like heart disease and diabetes. To raise awareness of the effect salt has on people, the Consensus Action on Salt and Health sponsors an annual Salt Awareness Week, which takes place in 2016 from 29 Feb. to 6 March.

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3 Nutritious Meals for Brain Health

Did you know that the food you eat has a large effect on how well your brain is able to function? According to the Brain and Spine Foundation, the brain uses one-fifth of all the blood that's pumped from the heart. To provide it with the nutrients it needs to stay energised and efficient throughout the day, you should feed it plenty of fatty acids, vitamins, amino acids and complex carbohydrates. Try these recipes that include these essential ingredients. 

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Understand the Most Common Types of Cancer

Cancer is responsible for the deaths of thousands of people each year in the UK. Cancer Research UK says that in 2012 alone, an estimated 162,000 people died from cancer - that's 254 deaths per 100,000 people. There are certain types of cancer that are more prevalent than others.  

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