Heart

How far can you run?

Do you get out of breath running for a bus? If so, you’re not alone. According to new statistics from the British Heart Foundation, almost half of women and two fifths of men say they’re so unfit, running for the bus would leave them out of puff.

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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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Family

Get active with a parks adventure

The summer holidays are the perfect time of year to get your family out and about and more active.

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Weight Loss

Are you feet Olympics ready?

The Rio Olympics isn’t far away now, so expect to see more people putting on their trainers and getting active when the games start in August. But before you get too carried away, spare a thought for your feet, say experts from the College of Podiatry.

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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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Giving up Smoking

Giving up smoking: how to stick with it

If you made a New Year’s resolution to quit smoking, congratulations if you’ve managed to resist the urge to give in so far. However, giving up isn’t easy for most smokers, so don’t beat yourself up if you’re not exactly sailing through the experience.

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Giving up Smoking

Coping with dry winter skin

Spring flowers may already be showing signs of life in some parts of the country, but the ongoing cold winds remind us that winter’s not over yet – and we could be in for several more weeks of low temperatures.

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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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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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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

How to keep your lips kissable

June 24 is National Kissing Day, when the nation is encouraged to lock lips and keep romance alive and kicking.

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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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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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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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Childhood Health Assessment

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

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