Qured Blog

Should we take measures to get our children active?

‘Attached to a screen’, ‘never get outside’, ‘don’t climb trees like I used to do’… just some of the criticisms lumped at today’s children from those wearing rose-tinted glasses? Unfortunately, the stereotypes wielded by the ‘kids these days’ brigade are proving largely correct, and there are significant risks to the health of UK children due […]

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Does Red Wine Really Have Significant Health Benefits?

“A cheeky glass of red is fine darling, I’m upping my antioxidants!” We all used to hear our mothers claim repeatedly. “If you say so mum,” we would reply, unconvinced. However, as we got older, many of us surrendered to the reassuring theory that a daily serving of red wine might actually be good for […]

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How Close Actually Are We to Finding a Cure for Cancer?

If you read the news regularly, the word ‘cancer’ is difficult to escape. The extensive media attention given to the word is not without reason; cancer is now the leading cause of death globally. According to the WHO, it causes 1 in 6 deaths across the world. Whilst it is thought that ageing populations, high […]

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6 tips to beat Hay fever

Hay fever – the allergy that leaves 18 million of us in a sneezing mess, and the rest wondering how a warm summer day can cause such strife. As we reach the peak of hay fever season here are some tips (and some myths!) for how avoid the symptoms and enjoy the sun. 1. Rid […]

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World Cup fever – the health benefits of playing football

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is now in full swing and with three to four games a day lined up it’s all too easy to spend every free moment in front of the T.V., beer in hand. At the same time, there’s something to be said for the world’s best players inspiring us to get […]

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How is Artificial Intelligence impacting the provision of healthcare?

Generally speaking, artificial intelligence (AI) refers to computer systems that have the potential to perform complex human tasks. When applied to healthcare, novel AI technology, and debate surrounding its usage, have been met with both excitement and fear. Any technology which rivals human ability has the potential to revolutionise the way healthcare is provided globally, […]

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Top tips for when you’re desk-bound

Like the overwhelming majority of us, if you’re sitting behind a desk for most of the week, you’re likely to be bothered by tension or pain in the neck, shoulders, back or hips. Sitting for long periods of time is not great for our body or health, and recent studies from the American College of […]

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7 stretches for a full-body, post-run recovery

Stretching: an activity we know is good for us after any form of exercise, but also an activity that we don’t particularly feel passionate about. Over at Qured, our physiotherapists are always looking for fun ways to make stretching seem less like a chore and more enticing, because while we know the full list of […]

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5 top tips for a 5K race

Spring is typically a busy time for runners. As the weather warms up, more people are willing to mark their calendars, throw on their spandex and trainers, and head out to a few races that are up and coming this season. But whether you’re training for your first 5K run or you regularly commit to […]

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How does exercise affect mental health?

Some people meditate to relieve stress, whilst others turn to hobbies such as cooking, travelling and knitting. The mind-body connection is so significant that what we physically do with our body can impact our mental state, and vice versa–what we think and feel can affect our biological functioning. So it should come as no surprise […]

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