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Best breakfasts to start your day with

Diet

Since you were a kid, you will have been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is true on many levels. Not only does eating a nutritious meal in the morning make you more productive. It also kickstarts your metabolism, helping you burn calories throughout the day. Other long-term benefits […]

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Understanding and diagnosing unintentional weight changes

Diet

For almost everybody, body weight is in a constant state of flux – you’ll find that you never weigh the same in the morning as you do just before you go to bed, and that number will even be different in the middle of the day too. These sorts of fluctuations are very natural and […]

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National Obesity Awareness Week 2019

Diet

Every year, National Obesity Awareness Week begins on the second Monday of January. It kicked off yesterday for 2019, and will run until the 20th, promoting a healthier national weight. Obesity is a common medical condition where a person has too much body fat, often caused by too much fat and sugar in a person’s […]

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Dry January: How banning booze affects your body

CancerQlu

If you drink alcohol, you’ve probably had your fair share in December. Thinking of all the mulled wine leading up towards Christmas, the celebratory cocktails on New Year’s Eve and everything in between, it all adds up. If you’re feeling the effects, you may have signed up for Dry January – the UK’s one-month booze-free […]

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Achievable New Year’s resolutions for your health

General

With 2019 upon us, it’s time for fresh starts and new beginnings. If you’ve put your health on the back-burner, New Year’s resolutions can help introduce beneficial changes to your lifestyle. While the NHS believe that only one in 10 of us actually stick with New Year’s resolutions, here are some you’ll actually want to […]

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Know the nutritional value of your Christmas dinner

Diet

The festive period is all about eating, drinking and being merry, so what nutrients are in your Christmas feast? From the lean protein of turkey meat to fibre-rich sprouts, you can actually feel good about indulging this season. To mark Christmas Eve, let’s run through the dishes you’ll be bringing to the table tomorrow, and […]

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Look after your skin this winter

Diet

Have you ever wondered why winter is the worst time of year for your skin? Flaky, dry skin can be a pain all year round, but cold weather tightens pores and strips skin of moisture. This can be a problem particularly for those with conditions such as eczema and acne, which are already irritating enough […]

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How to fit exercise into a busy routine

CardiacQlu

We’re often told that if we want to get fit, we need to put time into a serious regime. In a modern world where everyone is constantly working, it’s getting harder to fit ‘getting fit’ into a busy schedule. Many of us idolise Insta-famous personal trainers but don’t have enough hours in the day to […]

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Wake up and smell the coffee: How this hot drink affects your body

Diet

With the mornings getting chillier, a hot cup of coffee helps us get up and through the daily grind. According to the British Coffee Association, we consume two billion cups everyday, taking into account all strengths and sizes. Whether you prefer a frothy cappuccino, strong flat white or milky latte, how much should you be […]

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Essential Vitamins & Minerals for the Human Body: Periodic Table

Diet

A couple of months ago, we launched our Vitamin ABCs series. Today we’re taking that one step further and providing you with a complete guide to the essential vitamins and minerals that the human body requires to run at its optimum with our Periodic Table of Vitamins and Minerals for the Human Body: To learn […]

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