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SPINAL CORD INJURY AWARENESS DAY MAY 15th, 2021…

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day on May 15th – This year’s theme is spinal cord injury at any age. Post it on Twitter or Facebook and don’t forget to add #LivingWithSCI. Aspire – supporting people with spinal injury.

Aspire is a national charity that provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury. A spinal cord injury can happen to anyone at any time, and no one is prepared for how it will change their life. Aspire exists because there is currently no cure.


People with Spinal Cord Injury will lose muscle and sensory control and a large majority will become full time wheelchair users for the rest of their lives. Historically, the majority of spinal injuries have been sustained by those aged 21 to 30, with nearly three quarters of new spinal cord injury patients being male. However, Spinal Cord Injury is increasingly affecting older people now too. Approximately 2,500 people sustain a spinal cord injury in the UK each year.

Through its projects and programmes, Aspire offers practical support to the 50,000 people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK, from newly injured spinal cord injury patients in hospital and throughout their lives. This support allows people with spinal injury to lead fulfilled and independent lives in their homes, with their families, in their workplace and in leisure time.

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2021 is held on May 14th. This annual awareness event is arranged by the Spinal Injuries Association in conjunction with other charities. The day aims to raise the profile of spinal injuries and increase awareness and understanding of spinal cord injuries and their impact, effect and treatment.

The awareness day helps people to understand why and how spinal cord injuries affect people, and what treatment and care is available and needed. Spinal injuries continue to be researched for treatment and cure, and in some cases it is possible to recover the use of the limbs and regain some activities, it depends on the injury, but usually it is a lifelong injury. The awareness day provides information for sufferers, carers, health professionals and the general public on all of this.

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HOW TO PERK YOUR BRAIN UP EASILY…

A great way to instantly perk your brain up is to add six drops of rosemary essential oil to your shower tray before turning the water on.

It takes a maximum of 30 seconds, then breathe in while you get clean.

“Rosemary oil is the perfect brain booster, with research indicating that inhaling it prevents the breakdown of acetylcholine, a brain chemical important for thinking, concentration and memory,” said aromatherapy guru Glenda Taylor of Angelico. “The fragrant team enters the airways via the nose, down into the lungs and then the bloodstream. “.

Essential oils are not slippery but add them away from the plug to prevent washing them away.

“You can also rev up your metabolism just before the end of your shower by turning the thermostat to cold and stick it out for 30 seconds. It is said to help boost your metabolism and your immunity.” Another tip from Glenda Taylor.