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Back Injuries: What You Should Know

Back injuries are a common problem, with most people suffering from back pain at some point in their life. The causes are relatively numerous and it is often difficult to find the cause and a definitive treatment that works for everyone. The most common causes of back injuries or back pain come from bad posture,

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OCD Week of Action (20th-26th Feb)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, more commonly known as OCD, is a common anxiety-related condition which affects nearly 12 in every 1,000 people. It’s a condition where sufferers experience obsessional thoughts, accompanied by different compulsive or impulsive behaviour and urges. Each year, OCD Action runs its OCD Week of Action campaign, which aims to raise awareness of

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Staying safe in the snow and ice

It may not have been a white Christmas, but it certainly is snow season in the UK. The temperatures are plummeting and the weather is wreaking havoc, making it all the more important to think about winter safety and how you stay safe in periods of bad weather. Looking after your health and safety, as

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Become A “Weekend Warrior” And Reap The Health Benefits

Working out during the week is something many of us either avoid or plough through begrudgingly. After all, when it comes to a choice between getting out of bed an hour early to exercise before work or going for a gruelling keep-fit session at the end of a long working day, for many of us,

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Winter walking: How to get your 10,000 steps a day

  When it comes to exercises which can be done at any fitness level and for free, there aren’t many that come to mind. Walking however, is one of the most effective exercises, and you can start right now. Set yourself a winter walking challenge of 10,000 steps a day – a common target you’ll

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Laugh Your Way Through Blue Monday

In recent years, Blue Monday has become the term by which the ‘most depressing day of the year’ takes place, falling on the 16th of January this year. A combination of factors is believed to cause an overall sense of glumness, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Smiling and laughing are known to

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How to get involved in Dry January

  It’s that time of year again! Now that the festive season is over and the time for indulgence is done with for another year, many people take part in Dry January to kick start their New Year the healthy way. Cutting down on your alcohol intake is never a bad thing, so whether you’ve

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5 Exercise Ideas for Fitness Phobes

  For many people, finding the drive to exercise can be difficult, especially if you don’t enjoy exercise or haven’t exercised in a while. But don’t fret! There are many ways to exercise that don’t involve a sweaty gym or pounding the pavements for a run, and that sometimes, really don’t feel like exercise at

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