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How To Prep Your Meals For The Week

One of the many reasons why people fail to eat healthily or stick to an eating plan is a lack of preparation. Meal prepping has become much more common as people begin to realise the importance of some forward planning to reach their goals. By taking some time to prepare meals for the week, you

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Getting back into fitness after an injury

Dealing with the aftermath of an injury can be difficult, especially if it stops you from resuming regular activities for a period of time. When your injury is healed and you get the all clear, you can then look into building your fitness back up. It may come as a shock to you to experience

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5 Ways To Get Your Kids Away From The Screen This Summer

The summer holidays are a tough time for keeping kids entertained. Many schools are closed for six weeks and it can be difficult to find activities to keep them occupied throughout the summer. Recently the Children’s Commissioner expressed concern about the levels of online time being consumed by children and that it was up to parents to

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Hepatitis B Shortage – Should I Be Worried?

You may have seen in the news recently that UK health officials are limiting the amount of people who can have a vaccination against hepatitis B due to a shortage. For many people, including those due to travel over the next few months, this might be a cause for concern. However, the following information should

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National Relaxation Day – Improving Mental Health

  If you wake up every day with your brain buzzing, full of anxiety about everything you need to get done that day, or if the busy commute to and from work fills you with dread, don’t worry, we’ve all been there. The pace of life these days can make it all seem like a

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Health Benefits of Pineapple

The pineapple was once prized as an expensive tropical import, brought back from South America by Christopher Columbus and available in the 1700s only to Europe’s wealthiest. The fruit was later grown in hothouses but remained rare enough to symbolize luxury and hospitality. They were so sought-after that King Charles II even commissioned a painting of himself being presented with

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How ‘Play’ Can Benefit Mental Health

It is a sad truth that rates of depression and anxiety are increasing amongst young and old alike, with 1 in 10 children and young people currently affected by a mental health disorder. Research published in Psychology Today has suggested that this could be due to a new focus on ‘extrinsic’ goals, like financial gains, good looks, and other

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Signs of Dementia – What You Need To Look For

Dementia is a term which describes a set of symptoms related to the brain, particularly the parts that control memory, speech and problem solving. The symptoms and signs of dementia can be caused by a few different conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia and a series of strokes. All forms of dementia are

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