Posts byRosalind Ryan

7 reasons why GPs are prescribing parkrun

Health journalist Rosalind Ryan finds out why parkrun could be as powerful for our health and wellbeing as medicine parkrun has grown from a 5k timed-trial in Bushy Park in 2004 with 13 friends to a global phenomenon with 1.7 million parkrunners. Why do so many people show up every Saturday? Well, breakthrough new research has…
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Should I be worried about air pollution?

Air pollution is now at record levels nationwide. Health journalist Rosalind Ryan investigates how air pollution could be harming your health, with practical tips to protect yourself We’re used to seeing pictures of smog-filled foreign cities such as Beijing, but the UK doesn’t need to worry about air pollution – right? Wrong. A recent survey…
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7 surprising ways to look after your hearing

One in five of us now suffer from tinnitus and hearing loss is on the rise. Health writer Rosalind Ryan shares seven simple ways to protect your hearing now and in the future Hearing loss and ear health isn’t just a concern for older people. The World Health Organization recently warned that 1.1 billion teenagers…
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Power napping: is it worth it?

It’s natural to feel a bit tired in the afternoon, but can a power nap really help restore your energy levels? Health journalist Rosalind Ryan investigates If you’re fighting off the 3pm energy slump today, you’re not alone. But there’s one solution hailed as the best way to restore your energy – taking a power…
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7 ways to support someone who’s grieving

Nearly everyone has lost someone they love, so how can you help a friend or loved one who is grieving? When you lose someone you love, the grief can be overwhelming. During the festive season, things can be particularly difficult. Health journalist Rosalind Ryan asks the experts for their advice on how to support someone…
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The top 6 exercise excuses – busted

Too tired to run? Too busy to hit the gym? We look at the top 6 exercise excuses everyone uses to avoid a workout and the expert tips on how to beat them When it’s cold and dark outside, it’s all too easy to convince ourselves that exercise is a bad idea. From a lack of…
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