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What’s In Season This Spring? Healthy Eating Ideas

  Now that warmer weather is on its way, it’s the perfect time to spring-clean your eating habits, as well as your home! A bounty of seasonal produce is appearing on market stalls and in supermarkets around the country. Along with regular exercise, a balanced diet containing at least five 80 g servings of fruit

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Vitamin B12 – Best Sources and Why It’s Important

  Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin that can be found in many different food types. This vitamin is needed for many bodily processes and works by keeping nerves and red blood cells healthy. So what makes Vitamin B12 so important, and how you can get more of it in your diet?   Why

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Health Checks – Don’t Miss Out!

  NHS research has shown that patients with learning disabilities in England are missing out on essential health checks including cancer screening, blood pressure checks and mental health assessments. The report observed and compared the activities of patients both with and without learning disabilities from GP practices across the UK. NHS guidelines recommend that people

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The EBPC Guide to Getting More Active

  A recently released report by the British Heart Foundation has shown that more than 20 million people in the UK are increasing their risk of heart disease by being physically inactive. It is believed that the health problems caused by physical inactivity cost the NHS £1.2 billion every year and contribute to 10% of

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5 Health Benefits of Boxing

  If you’re looking for a way to shake up your exercise regime or want to start working out and are not sure where to start, boxing could be a great option for you. There are many health benefits to boxing as this dynamic sport teaches both physical and mental discipline. The great thing about

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Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2017

  From the 10th to the 16th of April, it’s Parkinson’s Awareness Week. The aim of this event is to raise awareness and get more people talking about this devastating condition. All week long, people up and down the country will be taking part in fund-raising events to support those suffering from Parkinson’s and to

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World Health Day 2017: Let’s Talk To Beat Depression

  Every year on April 7th, World Health Day is celebrated in countries across the globe. This annual event aims to raise awareness and get organisations and individuals involved in fund-raising for a different health concern each year. Previous World Heath Days have focused on serious issues such as blood pressure, malaria and diabetes- to

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The Health Benefits Of Coconut Milk

  Coconut milk is often thought of as being high fat (particularly the tins of coconut milk and cream you can buy in a local supermarket to add to your curry), but the truth is that coconut milk actually has many health benefits, which is why it’s a popular ingredient in dishes all over the

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