Sweet soup to keep you warm

Winter is here for a few more months, so warm yourself up with this sweet potato and orange soup – it’s the perfect comfort food on chilly days and winter nights.

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Weight Loss

Are you a fitness fibber?

Every year when the clocks go back at the end of October, the evenings suddenly turn darker. And leaving work when it’s dark outside isn’t exactly the best motivation for going to the gym before heading home.

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Diabetes

Sat at a desk all day? Get active for an hour, say experts

If you’re inspired to get more active by this summer’s sporting events – which are about to start in Rio – there’s another good reason to go for a run or a brisk walk during your lunchtime.

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Heart

Five ways walking boosts health

Going for a walk is arguably the most popular – and possibly also the easiest – way of keeping fit and active for many people.

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Giving up Smoking

Smoking and the silent killer

More than a million people in the UK could be living with a serious vascular condition that can lead to leg amputation or a fatal heart attack, says the British Heart Foundation. And as many as 90 percent are smokers or ex-smokers.

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Weight Loss

Festive ways to burn calories

Haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet? Here’s a good reason to head off to the shops this weekend, especially if you’re watching your weight (and who isn’t over the festive period, when the average person gains about 5lb in weight).

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Giving up Smoking

Stoptober: have you signed up yet?

Thinking of giving up smoking? Then why not join in the mass quitting challenge Stoptober, which aims to encourage the UK’s remaining smokers to quit together this October.

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Family

Campaign urges over-40s to live healthier lifestyles

We may be living longer than ever, but many people in the UK are spending their retirement living with ill health, says the latest campaign from Public Health England.

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Dental

How smoking can affect your mouth

If you took part in the recent Stoptober challenge to give up smoking for 28 days during the month of October, one of the things you may have already noticed is how much better your food tastes.

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Healthy Skin & Beauty

Edinburgh: the most sun-savvy city in the UK

When it comes to protecting their skin against the damaging effects of the sun’s UV rays, people living in and near Edinburgh are the most savvy in the UK, suggests a survey by travel company sunshine.co.uk.

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Allergy

How to keep skin itch free this summer

Summer may be the ideal time to show off your skin – but not if it’s itchy, red and inflamed. Here’s a quick guide to keeping your skin itch free while the weather’s hot…

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Healthy Skin & Beauty

Are you ready for summer skin?

During the summer months, it’s likely that more of your skin will be on show than at other times of the year. And that means giving your skin the care it needs more than ever.

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Family

How to keep children safe in the sun

With the school holidays fast approaching, most children will soon be spending more time outdoors, either here in the UK or on holiday abroad.

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Healthy Skin & Beauty

Psoriasis reduces happiness

People with psoriasis are 24 percent less happy than the average Brit, says a digital study of 1,400 people with the skin condition.

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Childhood Health Assessment

Find out how you and your child are doing with this short assessment.

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