New Year Health Top 5 Tips from Dr Hilary Jones

Dr Hilary Jones dispels our coughing confusions
Dr Hilary Jones dispels our coughing confusions

So Christmas festivities are over for another year, while all the excitement and adrenaline of New Year’s Eve is fading fast as we return to work.

And with some forecasters projecting lows of -2° C by the 19th January*, common cold season is well and truly upon us.

Research released recently by Unicough showed that 98% of adults say that they typically develop a cough following a cold or a chest infection, with 40% of people thinking they have become more prone to coughing as they’ve gotten older.

So how can you avoid falling victim to one of the 200+ viruses that can cause a cold this January? TV’s Dr Hilary Jones joins us now with Top 5 tips for staying healthy in the New Year.

Autism in 2016- so what are your New Year’s resolutions?

Autism is my Super Power
Autism is my Super Power
Welcome to what is going to be a bit of a short post. But I’m interested in finding out if other families are making any autism related New Year’s resolutions?

Our son John is now nine (so in the UK two and a half years off secondary school). And we have a number of goals which we would like for both him to achieve this year. Actually as soon as possible.

These include

a) Getting dressed himself but also not taking his clothes off as soon as he gets home.
b) Developing social skills so that he can take an interest in others. He really only talks about the things he is interested in and in the way he wants to. For example he tried to discuss breast feeding with a neighbour who had just had a baby.
c) To be able to thrive rather than survive in a mainstream schooling environment. I should mention that he spends 50% of his time in “normal” classes but we would like to see more.

So what am I writing this blog?

Well firstly do you have any tips on us achieving the above. If you do it would be great if you could share your comments in the below below?

It would also be wonderful if you could share your autism related New Year’s resolutions with our readers. Again please do use comments section below.

Many thanks in advance!

Winning at Weight Loss – some tips for the New Year

As the holiday season comes to an end it is time to turn our thoughts to our New Year’s resolutions for 2016.

After the blow out of the last few weeks weight loss it at the top of many of our lists.

So we thought it would be useful so share this great tips for weight loss.

For a few others please check out a older blog post here.

Winning at Weight Loss

From Visually.

15 reasons to de-clutter your house this New Year.

Not as odd a post for a healthcare blog as you might think.

Firstly a cleaner and more tidy environment helps to reduce dust which in turn can lead to hay fever.

As well it is a great way of dealing with stress which as many of you know can help indirectly to a variety of medical problems. Have a look here for some tips about dealing with stress.