Weight Loss

Top five weight-loss myths

If you’ve decided to try and live more healthily, there’s a good chance you also want to lose weight this year. Whether you want to lose a few pounds or a few stone, having an all-round healthily lifestyle is the best way to start.

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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

How to help your child eat less sugar

According to Public Health England (PHE), recent reports suggest childhood obesity in England has reached alarming rates, with more than one in five children starting primary school overweight or obese and more than a third overweight or obese by the time they leave.

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Personal Issues

Exercise: not just good for keeping your weight down

If you’ve recently started a new exercise regime to help manage your weight or simply to be fitter in general, there may be an added advantage to making all that physical effort.

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Personal Issues

Top tips for marathon runners

If you’ve entered to run the London Marathon this year, you may well be be clocking up some serious hours of training right now. Preparing correctly could mean the difference between completing the course in your personal best time and ending up with a painful sports injury.

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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

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

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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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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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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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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Childhood Health Assessment

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

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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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