Qured Blog

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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7 health benefits of eating dark chocolate

There are a few ways you can tell Easter is around the corner, but there’s always one thing in specific: Easter eggs. Lining the shelves in supermarkets, ready to be picked up for brunches and egg hunts. Admittedly, for a lot of us, chocolate has become one of the defining features of Easter. In fact, […]

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5 steps to control your nerves & calm your mind

Shortness of breath, a racing heartbeat, butterflies in the tummy, sweaty and dizzy–it’s part of human nature to feel nervous and it happens to us all. However, some people find it more difficult to control their worries, experiencing these symptoms more frequently. People with long-term anxiety or generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) will feel anxious about […]

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4 brain exercises for children

With Brain Awareness week commencing on 12th March, we have partnered with London’s Little Thinkers, an online resource which promotes educational and fun ideas for children, to provide 4 brain awareness exercises for ‘Little Thinkers’. Shaving Foam Fun: simple yet effective, this is an excellent way to encourage emergent writing or letter/number formation. Cover a […]

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8 TIPS TO STAY HYDRATED

Did you know that 60% of people in the UK drink just one glass of water or less every day? Hydration is key to a healthy body, mind and life and most people know to aim for between 2.7 and 3.7 liters a day. In fact, drinking enough water can aid weight loss, help with […]

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Why and how should I quit smoking?

There are currently 7.2 million adult smokers in the UK. No Smoking Day, taking place on March 14th this year, is an annual health awareness day aimed at helping those who want to quit smoking. In fact, 1 in 10 smokers actually do quit on No Smoking Day, so in accordance we’ve put together a […]

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