Articles & stories

  1. Get active this spring

    Along with a balanced diet, regular exercise is really important for staying happy and healthy as we age. Here we look at some popular ways to stay fit – ranging from outdoor hobbies to group classes. Getting older can sometimes make it difficult to exercise regularly. But staying active can have so many benefits. From simple things like getting out of your chair more easily, to staying steady on your feet and avoiding falls. This doesn’t mean we all need to take up jogging round the park. There are plenty of gentle forms of exercise that make a real difference to your health – and provide great reasons for leaving the house and meeting new people.
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  2. Eat allergy aware - easy meal planning with Oakhouse Foods

    Having a food allergy can make it stressful to find safe, tasty meals – particularly if it’s difficult for you to prepare food from scratch. This Allergy Awareness Week, Oakhouse Foods makes it simple to enjoy delicious ready meals that suit your diet. Many people who have allergies choose to prepare their food themselves, so they can be absolutely sure they don’t contain allergens. But for older people living at home, cooking meals each day can become a challenge.
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  3. Eat well, age well - getting all the right nutrients

    From loss of appetite to limited mobility, old age can bring physical challenges that make it difficult to enjoy a healthy, balanced diet. Here we look at essential nutrients that can help combat age-related illnesses, and guidance about including them in day-to-day meals. A vital part of nutritional management for older people is including the right vitamins and minerals in their diet. These are found in a whole range of ingredients, from meat and fish to fruit, green vegetables and cereals.
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  4. Naidex 2015 – only 2 weeks until the UK’s largest homecare event

    We’re getting ready to join over 300 exhibitors who’ll be showcasing the latest products and services to support independent living. Why not come along to the NEC in Birmingham from 28-30 April to find out more about how our home delivered meals could help you? Being able to easily cook and enjoy wholesome meals is such an important part of living well in your own home. With the UK’s largest range of frozen home delivered ready meals – and a friendly, reliable delivery service – we can really help people to live independently for longer.
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  5. Living well with dementia: foods to avoid

    Following a nutritious, balanced diet is important for everyone. But for older people with dementia, eating the right foods – and avoiding the wrong ones – can make a real difference to their overall health and happiness. To stay healthy and fight off illnesses, the brain and the body need to get all the right nutrients. D
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  6. Competition winners revealed!

    Congratulations to Jenny Mallinson and Andy Wedge, the lucky winners of £150 each to spend on our summer range! If you didn't win this time, don't forget to follow us on Facebook for more Oakhouse competitions a
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  7. Easter favourites

    Easter is a wonderful time to get together with friends and family and enjoy some delicious food. And when it comes to planning what to serve, there are plenty of traditional favourites to choose from. Rise and shine Why save the Easter celebrations for dinnertime? Start the day with a toasted hot cross bun. People have been tucking into these spiced buns over the Easter weekend for hundreds of years. It’s even said that sharing one with someone else means you’ll be good friends for the rest of the year.
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  8. Dementia and a balanced diet

    People with dementia often experience various problems with eating and drinking. This can have a negative impact on a person’s health and on some of the symptoms of their dementia. It can result in weight loss and even worsen confusion as well as causing other health problems. If you are caring for someone with dementia there are things you can do to support them. Don’t forget, if you are at all worried about the person you are caring for, speak to your GP for help.
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  9. Cholesterol and You

    Cholesterol is a word that we hear an increasing amount as we age, but many people are still unaware of what cholesterol is and the dangers it can pose. Cholesterol is an essential fatty substance that is carried around the body in your bloodstream. When cholesterol combines with proteins they become lipoproteins. There are two main types, which have very different effects on the body:
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  10. Keep heart healthy with National Heart Month

    February is National Heart Month and a reminder of how important it is to look after our hearts.  Run by the British Heart Foundation, the initiative is held every year to raise awareness of the fight against cardiovascular disease, with the aim of keeping more hearts beating for longer.
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