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#HeadsTogether: The New Royal Family Mental Health Initiative

Mental health is becoming an increasingly important healthcare concern and with Mental Health Awareness Week taking place throughout this week, it’s an important time to get involved and support the drive for better care and better investment for mental health patients. If you’re looking for inspiration, why not follow the lead of our younger royals,

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Coeliac Disease Awareness Week

You may have heard of those who live on a ‘gluten-free’ diet or seen the growing number of ‘free from’ products on the shelves at your local supermarket – but for some people, going gluten-free isn’t a lifestyle choice, it’s a necessity for their health. Coeliac Disease Awareness Week (9th-15th May) aims to raise awareness

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Preparing For a Marathon: Consider your nutrition

With the London Marathon taking place this weekend, the approximate 38,000 runners who will be taking to the streets of the UK’s capital city are making their final preparations. With so many people taking part (and another 200,000+ people who applied), running a marathon seems like it could be an easy task, although rest assured

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Middle-aged People Targeted in Public Health England ‘One You’ Campaign

Public Health England has recently launched its latest major campaign, which is targeting middle-aged people in a bid to encourage them to look after their health and fitness to ensure a better chance of early retirement. The campaign is the largest since 2009, and aims to address smoking, drinking and a lack of exercise to

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National Gardening Week: Why Gardening Is Good For You

We’re fast approaching National Gardening Week, which is set to take place between 11th-17th of April. This year the theme is ‘get fit in the garden’, and is set to highlight all the ways you can stay active by both sprucing up and making the most of your garden. The Royal Horticultural Society are behind

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Raise Your Awareness of Autism This World Autism Month

World Autism Month is an annual event that takes place every April. Autism Charities from all over the world come together to organise events and spread the word about autism, as well as raise funds for research and support projects. In the UK The National Autistic Society (NAS) is running World Autism Awareness Week from

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National Bed Month: Why Getting A Good Nights Sleep Is So Important

Throughout March it’s been National Bed Month; a campaign organised by The Sleep Council which aims to remind us how important sleep is in our lives. While the campaign may be drawing to an end, the importance of a good night’s sleep is vitally important all the time.   Why Is Sleep Important? For human

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International Day of Forests: Why Trees Are Good For You

Today is  International Day of Forests – a time for us to praise these majestic land masses. Today is a global celebration of forests, and a time to to raise awareness of the important role forests and trees have in our lives. Each year, the United Nations Headquarters in New York holds special events to celebrate the International

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What Are The Health Benefits Of Skipping?

Friday 18th March 2016 is the fourteenth annual National Skipping Day, an event aimed to encourage children to take up skipping as a healthy and fun way to exercise. The focus of this year’s event will be playground skipping skills. However, its not just kids who can benefit from skipping. All you need is a

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Rare Disease Day

Today is Rare Disease Day – a campaign that has been running for nine years since EURORDIS (European Organisation for Rare Diseases) first founded the initiative in a bid to raise awareness for rare diseases. It started out as a European event, but the US joined the motion in 2009 and to date there are 85 countries in regions

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