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An addictive white powder, otherwise known as sugar, sneaks into our diet everyday single day. Sometimes in the not-so-sneaky form of several chocolate bars but more subtly in foods such as ready meals and cereals. The thing is, we’re allowed sugar, but just like everything in this wonderful world, we need to eat sugar as part of a balanced diet. Sugar comes in various forms b ...

It’s interesting how different health ailments crop up in the news from time to time. One week it’s obesity killing us, the next it could be smoking, and then even early signs of aging such as greying hair and baldness reportedly lead to heart disease, or so the media says. It can all be quite depressing, and the fact is, we know a lot of the hard facts already, smoking is bad, ...

Charles Dickens once said “The sum of the whole is this: walk and be happy, walk and be healthy,” and if more people lived by this mantra, the world would be a better place.  Walking is no cure, but it can clear your mind of worries and fill your body with new health. Did you know that just 30 minutes of walking each day can dramatically improve everything from your mood to yo ...

The fact that having a positive outlook on life is more likely to keep your heart in good health should come as no real surprise. Anxiety, stress and depression are renowned for releasing an excess of the unhealthy hormone cortisol, which is linked to higher cardiac troponin T levels. This means that people who are suffering from mental stress and unhappiness are more likely to ...

The doctor gives you that look, you know, the slightly concerned ‘You need to get a hold on this’ look that means you need to sort yourself out. This is an experience that many of us have been through with our GP when they tell us about our high blood pressure. How much do you really know about high blood pressure and specifically, salt? We know that eating too much of this se ...

Beans, beans, are good for your heart, the more you eat, the more you… Well we all know the original rhyme about beans but what about all the other great foods out there that keep our heart healthy. Here’s what you can add to your diet (along with plenty of exercise) to keep your ticker on top form.

Tips on how to feel comfortable at the gym this year.

Perhaps you’re suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or maybe you just aren’t dealing with the cold very well, whatever it is, here are a few health tricks to help you feel happier this winter.

You’ll hear Atkins, Veganuary, Keto and Alkaline thrown around the supermarket as you try to buy your essentials next year, perhaps you’re even participating. If you’re not sure what these diets are, and where they’ve come from, here’s a quick tour de dieting.

If you’re still struggling to adapt to the darker mornings and evenings, it could mean you have Seasonal Affective Disorder, otherwise known as SAD. This condition is brought on by the disruption to the Circadian rhythm that autumn brings, and winter sets in stone for a long three months. It’s thought that SAD originates from the difficulty of structuring our day heavily on a 9 ...