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April 12, 20186 signs you’re not getting enough Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is the energy vitamin. It helps make DNA (the genetic material in all cells), nerve and blood cells, and is vital for maintaining a healthy brain and immune system. But deficiency is fairly common – around 1 in 10 UK adults are thought to be deficient.  So, what are the symptoms of a […]

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February 2, 2018Simple tips to help a smoker quit

Around 15% of the UK population are smokers – that’s 7.6 million people. Yet smoking is still a leading cause of preventable death, contributing to diseases including COPD, PAD, lung cancer, stroke and coronary heart disease. So if you’re a smoker and want to quit, what can you do? Assess your habit Most smokers underestimate […]

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January 10, 2018How to lose weight after 40

As you age, you may find it more of a struggle to shed unwanted weight.  You’re not alone!  The good news is there are some simple steps you can take to help reach your health goals. Make a sleep routine and stick to it Not getting enough sleep can make you grumpy – but studies […]

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December 6, 2017Simple tips to boost your energy levels

For many of us, the first port of call may be to turn to the latest superfood, supplement or energy drink to help boost our energy levels when we’re feeling drained. However, there are plenty of other things we can do to help us regain our energy and feel better in a natural way. Drink […]

November 27, 2017Top 10 tips for keeping your New Year’s resolutions

Keep it simple – start off with one main resolution. Focussing your energy on changing just one aspect of your life will increase your chances of success in the long run Don’t leave it until the last minute – plan ahead. Take some time before the New Year begins to think about what you really […]

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October 17, 2017All about Arthritis

Arthritis is a common condition that causes sufferers to feel pain and inflammation in their joints. Around 10 million people in the UK have arthritis. What is arthritis? Arthritis is an inflammation of one or more joints. There are over 100 different types of arthritis, each with different causes and treatments. Two of the most common […]

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August 22, 2017National Cholesterol Week

Heart UK are holding their annual National Cholesterol Week this year from 17th-23rd September to promote awareness of the dangers of cholesterol.  This year’s aim is to encourage as many people as possible to help raise funds for the charity by hosting a “Hearty Tea Party”. High cholesterol is caused by an elevated level of Low-density […]

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How to spot the symptoms of Lyme disease

Many of us have heard about the traumatic ordeal of former England rugby player, Matt Dawson, who contracted Lyme disease after being bitten by a tick in a London park early last year.  Following multiple heart operations and 18 months of treatment, he is now thankfully free of the disease – however, he is still […]

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July 24, 2017Daily crosswords are good for the brain

Recent research indicates that people who frequently play word puzzles and crosswords tend to have a younger brain age than those who don’t. The online study, which was administered by Exeter University and King’s College London had over 17,000 participants, aged from 50 to 96.  The participants were tested on their attention skills, short-term memory […]

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July 6, 2017What is a flexitarian diet and should you be following it?

New research suggests eating meat less frequently can almost halve your risk of obesity. The eating habits of 16,000 people were monitored over a period of ten years – over this period, 584 people became obese. Taking into consideration the age, starting weight and unhealthy habits such as infrequent exercise of the participants, the study […]

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