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(picture via GoFundMe) LimbO needs your help to help fly a terminally ill mother home from America, so she can spend her last few weeks with her family and friends. Lindsey Gates from Emsworth is stuck in America with a broken leg after fracturing it in a hotel bathroom, while she was out on holiday at Disney World Resort in Florida.
Diabetes is a problem that’s growing fast. With childhood obesity rates growing and people’s lifestyles across the world changing dramatically, the numbers of people diagnosed with the condition has grown massively. It’s estimated that more than 3.5 million people in the UK have been diagnosed as diabetic, and there may be many more with the condition who don’t yet realise it. For those who already have it, though, it doesn’t have to be a life-ruining illness.
With half-term over, children are returning to school for the final stretch of the year, and with those all-important exams ahead the summer break couldn’t come soon enough! Having the kids around the house over the summer is a challenge for many parents, especially those with younger children – it’s not always easy to keep track of them, and a lack of supervision could lead to accidents. With it being Child Safety Week, it’s a good time to get some helpful advice to ensure your children stay fit, healthy and happy over the next few months.
Today is Global Running Day – and we know just how good a long run can be. Whether you’re a professional couch potato or a distance running regular, going for a run can give you a big emotional boost, even on the rainiest of days – not to mention the massive health benefits that come with a lot of exercise. Running, though, can be a minefield of injuries – everything from strained muscles and twisted ligaments, sprained ankles, shin splints and ‘runner’s knee’ (you know it’s a big sport when it has its own condition named for it…).