Anne Penman Laser Therapy is all about taking a positive approach focused on the benefits and rewards of change however we do also recognise that people should be aware of the risks of being overweight, smoking and not dealing with stress in the right manner.


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Risks of Smoking

Smoking causes anguish and heartache wherever it goes. It’s one of the biggest causes of death and illness in the UK.

Over 100,000 people per year die from smoking in the UK while others live with smoking-related illnesses that are debilitating.

Smoking can cause many serious conditions if you smoke yourself and through passive smoking. 90% of lung cancers are caused by smoking. It also causes cancer in other parts of the body such as the mouth, lips, throat, voice box, bladder, kidney and stomach.

Other conditions can be caused by smoking as it damages the blood circulation and heart too. Smoking can also cause heart attacks, heart disease, damaged blood vessels, cerebrovascular disease and more.

Health risks of passive smoking

Your loved ones are also at risk due to the passive smoking or ‘second-hand smoke.’ It’s caused by smoke from the tip of the lit cigarette and from the smoke that the smoker exhales.

Breathing in passive smoke can increase the chances of non-smokers developing lung cancer by around a ¼. Although the smoking ban has cut this risk to non-smokers, it’s still a real risk to babies and children. A child who’s exposed to smoke can develop meningitis, a long-lasting cough and chest infections.

General risks of smoking and second-hand smoke:

  • Cancers such as lung, lips, mouth
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Attacks
  • Damaged blood vessels

At Anne Penman, we can cut the risk that you and your loved ones are faced with in regards to smoking and second-hand smoke with the Stop Smoking Programme. Through our laser therapy and other programme components, we can get you on the road to going smoke-free so you can live a healthier and happy life. This programme isn’t just for you, it’s for your loved ones too. It’s to safeguard your family health long term. Please check out more on the Stop Smoking Programme today.

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Risks of Being Over Weight

It is well known that there are many risks when someone is overweight or obese. Worldwide, millions of people die a premature death due to being overweight every year.

The study took place in 2015 and it looked at people who had an unhealthy BMI and the link to diseases like cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Despite public health efforts the rise of obesity is on the rise in adults and children around the world.  Researchers estimated that 4million deaths occurred annually for people who had a high BMI. 40% of these deaths are in people who were overweight but not yet obese.

The research shows that being overweight may be as risky as being obese. The latest rate of obesity is greater in children, so it’s more important than ever before to intervene and to stop this trend.

What is considered a healthy weight (BMI 20 to 25) was the category with the lowest health risk which is unsurprising.

Causes of Obesity:

Obesity is usually caused by consuming fatty and sugary foods with a high calorie content. If you don’t burn off the calories with regular exercise then the excess energy is stored in the body as fat.  People in the modern world are at increased risk of obesity due to consuming excessive amounts of fast food and spending too much time sitting down at work or in a car.

In rare cases, weight gain can be caused by other health conditions such as an underactive thyroid gland.

Risks of being overweight:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cancer
  • Early death

At Anne Penman our Weight Loss Programme can help in your journey to losing weight and living a better lifestyle. The programme combines laser therapy, counselling and guidance and ongoing support. The 4-week course could help you lose on average 3Ibs per week.  During the programme you will participate in 4 weekly sessions with the first involving body measurements, laser therapy and analysis of your body using an analysing monitor.

Find out more about the Weight Loss Programme here.

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Risks of Stress

Stress happens, its normal. It’s the body’s reaction to change that requires response or adjustment. These reactions can be emotional, physical or mental.

Events happen around you that might be out with your control. Things that you do yourself also causes stress. The feeling of stress can occur from your body, your thoughts and your environment.

How does stress affect health?

At times stress can be positive as it can keep you alert so you avoid danger. The negative side of stress occurs when an individual faces challenges one after another without relaxation or relief between these challenges. The person then feels overworked and stress related problems build.

If stress isn’t dealt with in the correct manner through breaks and relaxation between each challenge it can lead to destress. Destress is a negative stress reaction that can lead to several health problems such as chest pain, headaches, increased blood pressure and upset stomach. Stress can worsen these symptoms too.

Stress can become more harmful when people turn to tobacco, alcohol or drugs to relieve their stress.

Whether its your thinking ability, physical health, emotions or general behaviour, stress can affect all parts of your life. People handle stress differently so no part of the body is immune.

Risks of Stress:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Personality Disorders
  • Heart Disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Abnormal heart rhythm
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke

Anne Penman can help you reduce your stress levels and live a healthier lifestyle. Through the Stress Management Programme, we have the most advanced treatment available to help reduce stress. Through laser therapy, counselling and guidance and continual support and motivation, the programme helps lower anxiety, improves sleeping, promotes a sense of wellbeing and much more.

To find out more information on the Stress Programme, click here.

Let Anne Penman help you on the way to not only feeling great but living a healthier life. Get in contact now.

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