Health

  • Reduce your stress levels and look younger

    Reduce your stress levels and look younger

    4 May 2020

    The expression ‘stress ages you’ is spot on. Lack of sleep and increased stress can lead to weight gain and an older appearance. Here’s how to take control of your health. If you want to look and feel younger, reducing…

  • The truth about cholesterol and heart disease

    The truth about cholesterol and heart disease

    3 May 2020

    There is no doubt that poor diet choices contribute dramatically to heart disease, but this may not be down to one type of food – saturated fat, says nutritionist Sarah Flower. High cholesterol has been associated with high fat diets,…

  • Are your friends trying to stop you losing weight?

    Are your friends trying to stop you losing weight?

    3 May 2020

    If you’ve just started a healthy eating plan, you’d expect your friends to be supportive, right? Not everyone will be behind you, but you can stop your friends from sabotaging your efforts, says Christina Neal.  I had a friend who…

  • The benefits of following a vegan diet

    The benefits of following a vegan diet

    3 May 2020

    Try a vegan diet and the benefits will extend far beyond your own improved health and weight loss, says Claire Chamberlain. She explains the benefits and how you can make the switch. Veganism is no longer a fringe movement, embraced…

  • A useful guide to fats

    A useful guide to fats

    2 May 2020

    Confused about whether to include fats in your diet when you want to lose weight? Nutritionist Angela Dowden explains the difference between the good and bad fats in food. If you’re still feel a bit flummoxed by dietary fat, it’s…

  • Eat to boost your mood

    Eat to boost your mood

    2 May 2020

    What you eat and your activity levels can have a profound effect on your mental health and wellbeing. Holistic Health Practitioner Christine Bickley explains. If you’ve noticed that you’re not feeling quite as buoyant or positive as you used to,…

  • Why we need to be more active

    Why we need to be more active

    2 May 2020

    That daily exercise class won’t make up for hours and hours of sitting still. Indeed, too much resting – even if you are doing regular exercise most days – can have a detrimental affect on your health. Former GP Juliet…

  • 7 home workouts to stay fit

    7 home workouts to stay fit

    30 April 2020

    Staying active and being healthy is now more important than ever, but figuring out how to exercise effectively within the confines of your house can be tricky. While there are many obvious physical benefits to exercise, physical activity also causes…