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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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EveryWoman Day – Raising Awareness for Women’s Health

  Women are made up of all sorts of unique and complicated pieces of machinery, and as such, they are often faced with specific health issues. EveryWoman Day looks to raise awareness of these specific issues, many of which are little-known and under-researched. Women’s health issues can affect the quality of life and in worst

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Are You Walking ‘Briskly’ Enough?

  Recent news reports have drawn attention to the possibility that many people are not getting enough exercise in their daily lives. Walking briskly has been found to increase overall health quite considerably when done regularly, but a surprisingly high number of people get as little as 10 minutes of brisk walking into a whole month. The

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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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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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New Heights Of Fitness – Adrenaline Pumping Hobbies To Get You Into Shape

  Bored of the same old fitness routine? You’re not alone. These days more and more people are combining a bit of adrenaline pumping with their fitness activities. And why not? It’s a great way to get your heartrate going, as well as letting you have fun while burning calories. Give the running a rest

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Looking After Your Health in Pregnancy

  Pregnancy is an exciting time for families as you wait for the arrival of your new addition, but it’s important to look after your health in pregnancy. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve been there before, make sure you put yours and your baby’s health first so that you can have a safe

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Why Having a Dog is Good for the Older Generation

  Having a dog could be the perfect way to combat some of the physical and emotional health issues facing many members of the older generation, a recently released study has shown. Elderly people are believed to benefit from the higher levels of exercise that pet ownership requires as well as increased social interactivity and

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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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