Weight Loss

Adults eat up to 300 more calories a day than they need

Most of us realise that eating more calories than we burn can result in weight gain. And now Public Health England (PHE) suggests adults are eating on average 200 - 300 more calories than they need each day – which may account for the fact that two thirds of adults in England are currently overweight or obese.

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Weight Loss

How to be more active every day

There's much evidence to suggest the more time we spend sitting the more likely we are to have health problems, including Type 2 diabetes, heart problems, weight problems and certain types of cancer.

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Weight Loss

How to stay active in winter

When it's cold and dark outside it's tempting to stay on the sofa with Netflix instead of wrapping up warm for a brisk winter walk. But keeping active is important during the winter.

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Men's Health

More men than women are physically active

It's good news for English men. According to a report by NHS Digital, nearly two thirds of men in the country meet national activity guidelines compared with 58 percent of women.

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Weight Loss

A daily brisk 10-minute walk boosts health

A new physical activity campaign from Public Health England (PHE) is encouraging adults to build just 10 minutes of brisk walking into their day to improve their health.

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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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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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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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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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