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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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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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Students: Healthy eating on a budget

You may have heard about the ‘fresher’s 15’ or that most people put on weight when they start university. With all of the drinking, cooking for yourself and limited food budget, that could be true – but it doesn’t have to be. Starting healthy eating habits throughout university will ensure that you take good habits

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Students: Your guide to contraception

If you’re heading off to university then it’s likely you’ll be thinking about contraception. With new people to meet and plenty of new experiences to enjoy, not knowing what’s ahead means that you should be prepared whatever happens. Getting sensible about contraception can help you avoid STDs and unwanted pregnancy, allowing you to enjoy your

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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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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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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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4 Health Benefits of Laughing

January is usually considered to be the most depressing time of the year, but today, we say goodbye to the miseries and stresses of the month and instead celebrate Global Belly Laugh Day. To mark the occasion, and to provide a good excuse for a chuckle or two, we’ve outlined five of the best-known health benefits

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5 Christmas Survival Tips

‘Tis the season to be jolly, or so they say. Whilst many people are throwing themselves into the spirit of Christmas, it’s hard to remember that the festive season isn’t for everyone. With so much going on, Christmas can be a pressured time, and many people can suffer stress and anxiety, especially if they’re already suffering

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5 Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

If there has been one standout item in the healthy living revolution, it has to be coconut oil. Loved by fitness fans to mums and top chefs too, everyone’s jumping on the coconut oil bandwagon. Coconut oil has been unpopular in the past because of its high fat content, but as people come to understand

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