How craft is good for our health

On September 24, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Crafting, cooking from scratch, coloring books for all ages, and home gardening are all being touted as antidotes to stress and the overall pressures of daily life. According to psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, these DIY activities put us in a state of “flow” where we are feeling more relaxed, confident, and happy. One large-scale study of […]

 

5 Ways To Overcome Social Media Fatigue For Mental Health

On September 20, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Almost half of the world is on social media, but sometimes the amount of time spent on it, the number of followers you have to keep up with and the pressure of feeling like everyone else is doing I better can lead to “social media fatigue,” especially for people trying to use social media for […]

 

New: Pay by Installment for Your Drinking Water Filters.

On September 18, 2018, in Features, by ukwfstaff

  UK Water Filters have started offering credit / installment payment plans for customers of their drinking water filters. “We noticed a disconnect between our mission of bringing purified drinking water to as many people as possible – thereby reducing the use of plastic water bottles – and what was actually happening with our customers” says Edward […]

 

New UK Drinking Water Testing Service

On September 18, 2018, in Features, by ukwfstaff

  UK Water Filters are pleased to announce the launch of our water testing service. The service links clients to one of the UK’s top water testing laboratories. Fully certified by the UK’s Drinking Water Inspectorate the lab has years of experience with testing private and public water supplies. Common water sources tested are water […]

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Great comparison of international drinking water standards

On September 18, 2018, in Features, by ukwfstaff

We’ve just compiled a comparison table of international drinking water standards. And here it is This compares the maximum levels that different regulators give for various contaminants The chart compares the USA with the World Health Organisation, the UK, Europe and Scandinavian countries. (We included Scandinavia because they tend to have high public health standards). […]

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A path to wellbeing: the growing world of gardening therapy

On September 17, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Thomas Erskine’s horticultural garden project displays the potential of horticultural therapy. Erskine started this project as a small community garden, but it has since expanded into a place of resources and therapy for people with all different needs – homeless, those who are aging, suffering from depression, or have limited vocabularies or expressive abilities. Erskine […]

 

Test your risk of heart disease with a new online lifestyle calculator

On September 13, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Dr. Doug Manuel has developed a system called the CVDPoRT that can determine an individual’s risk for heart disease determined by an assessment surrounding their lifestyle habits. The survey asks questions surrounding diet, exercise, alcohol consumption in order to determine your chances of developing heart disease. Dr. Manuel hopes that seeing the risk upfront will […]

 

An analysis of four nutritional scores showed biggest benefit from diet that discourages alcohol

On September 10, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

A recent study that was performed by the World Cancer Research Fund has shown that approximately 35% of breast cancers and up to 45% of colorectal cancers could have been avoided through sticking to a certain diet. This diet includes increased healthy eating with physical activity, as well as a decrease in the amount of […]

 

Why We Trust Celebrity Health Advice — Even When It’s Wrong

On September 6, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Everyone wants to be thin and beautiful, and as a marketing strategy, celebrity endorsement, or even a creation of their own is usually well received, scientific foundation be dammed. Why do we follow the advice of these people? Simple really, Self Conception. the way we see ourselves versus the image we have of our ideal […]

 

Health advice: how to keep cool in the heat

On September 3, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Heat waves, like the one afflicting Europe right now, can cause heat exhaustion or heat stroke and exacerbate kidney, cardiac and other medical conditions. This is especially true in older people and children. There are steps you can take to protect yourself, such as keeping your home cool, dressing in light clothing and staying hydrated, […]