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DAS Training: How to Turn Motorcycle Dreams Into Reality Faster
If you’ve decided riding a motorcycle is for you, chances are you want to be on a bike quickly. The Direct Access Scheme is the fastest way to do this, no matter what your age. DAS training for motorcycle licences was set up to get people on two wheels faster, but safely.
Unlike learning to drive a car, you can’t get your mate or your parents to teach you. Riding a motorcycle is inherently different to driving. No one sits beside you, and you have full control over your machine from the first...
Learn to Ride a Motorcycle in the UK
So, you want to learn to ride a motorcycle? Riding a motorbike is fun and more economical than driving a car or commuting to work by train. It’s not particularly difficult either. However, there is a lot to take in. To get started you’ll need some basic training and certification to prove it.
Known as the CBT, compulsory basic training provides a firm foundation of motorcycling skills. Once you’ve completed training, you’ll receive a certificate. From there you can build upon your motorcyclin...
What is homoeopathy?
Homeopathy has been around for centuries. Developed in the 18th Century by German doctor Samuel Hahnemann, it has become a popular form of alternative medicine today. Based on the idea that the body can heal itself using natural substances, homoeopathic remedies are made with minuscule amounts of plant-based ingredients, herbs, minerals and sometimes animal substances.
How to take CBD Oil: Everything you need to know about CBD products
CBD oil is one of the latest natural remedies being touted in the health and wellness space. It’s claimed to help with pain management, anxiety, insomnia and more. There are many ways to take this supplement, from tinctures to creams, CBD gummies and soothing balms.
Protecting your mental health at Christmas
Christmas is a time of year dedicated to joyful celebrations. However, for many people, the festive season can be ruined by run-ins with not-so-lovely relatives, overindulgence, too much alcohol, stress, or loneliness. All these things can lead to unhappiness at this time of the year.
How to spot early Alzheimer’s symptoms
If you've been struggling with memory problems, the chances are you've wondered if you are at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. Memory loss is one of the most commonly known dementia symptoms, but it's not the only indication or even the first symptom you're likely to notice.
Wild Camping on Dartmoor: What’s Changed?
Dartmoor hit the headlines last year with the proposed changes to the Bylaws that govern how the national park is used. Some newspapers claimed wild camping in the area was to be banned. Others asserted that visiting Dartmoor was about to get a whole lot more difficult. The reality is a lot different. Dartmoor wild camping rules have hardly changed, they’re just a lot clearer than they were.
Is wild camping allowed on Dartmoor?
The short answer to this is yes, but you’ll need to take care. Th...
Dealing with depression and anxiety later in life
Feelings of sadness and occasional low moods are completely natural at any age. However, when a "blue" mood persists or feelings of anxiety make life difficult, it indicates poor mental health and is something you should address. When we're older, depression and anxiety can often appear as physical symptoms, too.
Anxiety and depression are mental health problems that often manifest as physical health problems in older people.
Depression is not a natural part of ageing.
6 symptoms of loneliness and how to manage them
It can be hard to talk about loneliness. Even though millions of people across the UK report feeling lonely, there's still a social stigma attached to "being alone". But being alone isn't the same as feeling lonely. Many people enjoy being in their own company, and solitude can be good for you. As a result, you might not know the signs of being lonely.
1. Feeling disconnected from other people
The most obvious sign of loneliness is a lack of physical contact with people. However, loneliness a...
Four Fantastic Four-legged Fun Ideas on Dog-Friendly Dartmoor
It’s not just the family that enjoys camping on Dartmoor, dogs love it too! There is no need to leave your furry friends at home when you come to visit Langstone Manor Park on Dartmoor. Our site and manor house are dog friendly and there’s plenty for dogs to do too. We’ve listed some of the very best dog-friendly activities on Dartmoor.
Dog-friendly walks on Dartmoor
There aren’t many places you can’t walk a dog. Dartmoor is full o...
Menopause symptoms: Everything you need to know
All women eventually go through menopause. Yet, until recent years, not much has been said about this transitional stage of women's health. Learning about menopause and what you can expect at this time of life can make the transition from a woman's childbearing years to postmenopause life easier to navigate.
Changes to the menstrual cycle are not always the first sign of menopause
Sleep problems, difficulty concentrating and increased anxiety are often the first signs the menopausal transitio...
46 quotes about feeling alone and loneliness
Loneliness is widespread, and most of us will experience it at some point. It is a human emotion that is part of our shared experience yet leaves us feeling isolated and alone - no matter who we are with. But can it have a positive side? We've found 46 quotes about loneliness that will give you a new perspective on your feelings.
Loneliness is a shared human experience that we all go through at some point in our lives.
Some of the greatest works of art and literature were created when people ...
How to spot early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease
It is not just the elderly at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease; a third of younger people with dementia have Alzheimer's. Familial Alzheimer's Disease (FAD) usually develops before age 65 - most commonly in a person's 40s or 50s. Along with the genetics we're born with, disabilities like Down's Syndrome can make it more likely someone will develop Alzheimer's.
This type of dementia often progresses slowly and can initially be misdiagnosed as simply signs of normal ageing. Learning how t...
How long does post-Covid insomnia last?
The usual recovery period for coronavirus is 12 weeks or less. However, long-term symptoms can result in lingering health problems. There is no link between long covid symptoms and severe Covid-19, so even people who recovered from mild Covid-19 may experience post-Covid issues that impact their quality of life.
We’re still learning about the long-term effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns imposed. Our understanding of the physical health issues of the coronavirus, ass...
Everything you need to know about dementia
Most of us worry or have at least thought about what will happen if we're diagnosed with a condition like dementia. While dementia has no known cure, knowing what to look out for, when to see a doctor, and understanding potential risk factors can ensure that healthcare planning and interventions can happen at the earliest possible opportunity.
Dementia is a term that covers the symptoms or parts of the brain affected by various neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.