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Health Benefits of Team Sport

Team sports like netball, basketball and football can be a huge boost to your mental and physical health. They’re a two-in-one deal, combining social benefits like friendship and self-confidence with fitness and skill gains. If you want to get involved, you don’t have to be a serious player to reap these benefits – casual teams are just

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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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Not Such A Sweetheart After All: The Effects Of Sugar On Heart Health

  Sugar is everywhere. From convenience food to fruit juice, it is seemingly inescapable. There are, however, some healthy replacements for sugary treats – it’s just a matter of knowing where to find them. A balanced diet should include few foods with lots of added sugar, as they can negatively affect your health, but most

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Alternative Health Services for Diabetes in Richmond

The NHS is currently under huge pressure, with ever increasing demands on services including A&E, and funding running low. There are more and more reasons now to look at alternative health services for diabetes which are available to you through the NHS in order to help take the pressure off. Many diabetes sufferers may not

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New Ban on Unhealthy Junk Food Ads for Children Introduced

  Adverts for unhealthy junk food are to be banned from all forms of media aimed at children as part of a groundbreaking government movement to combat the childhood obesity crisis. This ban will prohibit food and drink which is high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) from being targeted to under-16s. The new advertising

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Sugar free alternatives for children

A worrying new study has revealed that the sugar intake levels of children aged four to 10 are twice what they should be, whilst teenage children are consuming up to three times as much sugar. Despite initiatives aiming to lower the sugar intake of both children and adults, it seems that sugar consumption remains high,

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National Cholesterol Month

October 2016 marks the beginning of National Cholesterol Month. This is the time for people up and down the UK to help one another by spreading the facts about the importance of heart health and the dangers of cholesterol. This year, the main focus of National Cholesterol Month will be on the Great Cholesterol Challenge.

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Child Obesity Is On The Rise: What Can You Do To Keep Your Family Fit & Healthy?

Obesity rates are always making headlines, and with good reason. This week the Royal Society for Public Health revealed that only 1 in 5 parents find the information they receive from school about their child’s weight useful, and have called for new measures to help tackle child obesity. Around 1 in 10 reception-age children and

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7 Health Benefits of Apples

The 21st of October is World Apple Day, and before you start to think that we’re talking about the technology juggernaut, we’re actually talking about our favourite fruit. Apples have long been praised as being a healthy, nutritional food source, and as the saying goes, ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’, so here

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Health Boosters for Office Workers

Obesity remains one of the biggest health challenges in the UK, causing a drain on NHS resources due to obesity-related health problems such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. These effects are put down to sedentary lifestyles, caused by long days at the office with little to no movement. The good news is that there

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