First Aid

Summer activities: how to prevent sports injuries

Now that the summer weather is hotting up, many people are heading outdoors to work out and play sports. But whatever activity you take part in, there’s always a risk you could sustain a sports injury – whether you’re new to exercise or a seasoned sports person.

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Healthy Eating Self-Assessment

Are you a healthy eater or could you be better. Find out and get lots of tips about how you can improve.

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Men's Health

What’s your waist size?

Belly fat is the type of fat that’s bad for your health as well as the type that men are more likely to have than women, says the Men’s Health Forum.

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Heart

Run a marathon over a month to boost your heart health

Worldwide, physical inactivity is thought to cause more than five million deaths each year, says the health charity British Heart Foundation (BHF).

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Family

Walking: a great way to burn off Easter egg calories

Despite having the best intentions, many people overindulge during the Easter holidays, with chocolate arguably the main culprit.

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BMI Healthy Weight

Find out if you/your children are a healthy weight and get practical advice.

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Weight Loss

Go chocolate free this March

As the nation prepares to give up chocolate for the British Heart Foundation’s Dechox campaign in March, the charity claims one in 10 people feels their chocolate habit has officially got out of hand.

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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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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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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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5 a day

Your five a day meal planner and shopping list in five simple steps.

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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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Weight Loss

How your pharmacist can help you become healthier in 2017

If you’re looking for ways to become healthier this year, the one simple resolution you should seriously consider is to make more use of your local Careway pharmacy. Why? Because your local pharmacist has everything you need, from lifestyle advice and support to health tests and checks, as well as help with your medicines.

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Low-fat chocolate fudge cake

As well as being lower in fat, this recipe from the California Prune Board uses puréed prunes to replace some of the sugar (drain and blend tinned prunes in fruit juice). Make it even healthier by not making any icing and instead serving with a dollop of low-fat natural yoghurt.

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