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Step 1: Ditch the weighing scales There are many reasons why weighing scales can actually be misleading when it comes to progressing towards a healthier you, here are 5 reasons to put the scales away before you start your journey to becoming a healthier you: Muscle is denser than fat, so just because your weight may not have changed you may still have lost inches from your ...

February is all about the heart and your loved ones. But the heart is delicate and the heart breaking fact is that Cardiovascular (heart and circulatory) disease causes more than a quarter (26 per cent) of all deaths in the UK1. But the good news is, in most cases heart disease is completely preventable and your diet plays a huge part in this. So, here are our top 3 and worst 3 ...

As we all know, one of the major perks of working in an office are the free snacks. But are these tasty treats as innocent as they first appear? Beside the obvious dangers (i.e. choking while trying to eat as much cake as possible during your designated 10min break – R.I.P. Fat Tony, gone but not forgotten) most of us have not considered the long term damage these treats are d ...

Goodbye 2016, WELCOME 2017, time for New Year’s Diet Resolutions… According to YouGov research¹, nearly two thirds of Britons (63%) are planning to make New Year resolutions. When asked which, if any, New Year resolutions they were planning to make, 35% of respondents to a 2015 YouGov poll said losing weight, while 33% wanted to get fitter and 31% wanted to eat more healthily. ...

One of the biggest UK events is fast approaching and already there are fireworks being set off by at least one of your neighbours. If you intend on actively celebrating Bonfire Night this year, then read our safety tips first to make sure the fifth of November is a night to remember for all the right reasons. 1 Always light sparklers one at a time. 2 Make sure to ...

1 Tea, coffee and fizzy drinks can all potentially make the taste of a cigarette seem nicer, try changing to drinks such as juice or water. 2 Types of food can sometimes effect how a cigarette may taste, if there is a certain type of food that can make a cigarette taste worse to you, then increase the amount of it you eat in your diet. 3 Try waiting before you give into your ...

TIP 1:  Keep your eye on the prize A very useful way to stay focused when stress and cravings are building and you can feel your resolve weakening is to remind yourself of a key benefit of stopping smoking – you get to reward yourself in other ways! Calculate just how much money you will be saving and plan in advance exactly what you will do with all the extra money – savin ...

  1 You’ll probably live a longer life – smoking can reduce life expectancy by around ten years. 2 Your breathing and lung capacity will improve as your airways relax. 3 You will have more energy as your circulation and blood oxygen levels improve. 4 You will enjoy your food more and will find your sense of smell improves as your senses gain respite fr ...

Have you been smoking for so long that it feels like you’ll never be able to stop successfully, plus you’ve tried and failed numerous times in the past, so why would this time be any different? But is it ever really a ‘failure’ when you’ve made progress toward your ultimate goal of quitting, even if it felt like a temporary one at the time? Breaking the chain of addiction J ...

Stoptober Launch, celebrities who are supporting the challenge. Image Credit: Public Health England. The nations smokers are once again being encouraged to sign up to Public Health England’s annual mass quitting challenge, Stoptober. With more than a million people signing up to the Stoptober challenge since its launch in 2012 – including various celebrities – you’ll be in goo ...