General Health

9 April 2015

Lucy Mecklenburgh, TV star and fitness entrepreneur, shares her top ten tips for a summer body

Beach bodies need smooth hands and feet! A pre summer manicure and pedicure is the perfect tonic. For summer sometimes I use Shellac as it's long lasting and doesn't chip ...

30 March 2015

How Important Is Vitamin D?

Our bodies produce vitamin D following exposure to sunlight but 10 million of us Brits are simply not getting enough. That's about one in five adults and one in six ...
19 March 2015

Top 5 Tips To Cope With The Clock Change

The clocks spring forward on Sunday 29th March 2015, we lose an hour sleep but hey, British Summer Time is here! But for many parents the clock change and lighter ...
3 March 2015

10 Lower Sugar Food Swaps

A sugar-heavy diet can have a dramatic impact on our health and wellbeing. As a nation, we are consuming a vast amount of the white, sweet granules in our daily ...

26 February 2015

Five Ways To Reduce Your Risk Of Breast Cancer

Cancer is often thought to be a mainly inherited disease. However, research reveals that just 5-10% of all cancer cases can be attributed to genetic defects - the remainder are ...

25 February 2015

Beat The Bloat This Easter

During the Easter holidays, we are inclined to eat more sugary, fatty and rich foods - with research suggesting that the average adult ploughs their way through 6,000 calories on ...

25 February 2015

Spring Clean Your Lifestyle

Sometimes striking a balance between keeping yourself in optimum condition, whilst managing a full time job and other life pressures, can be tricky. There never seems to be enough time ...

17 February 2015

Can e-cigarettes really help you quit smoking?

It seems that throughout the year we’re bombarded with messages to encourage us to stop smoking. Grisly images on cigarette packets depict potentially lethal tumours of the throat and mouth, ...

6 February 2015

Cutting Back On Caffeine The Latest Health Trend

"While caffeine has a number of health benefits for adults with links to reduced cardiovascular disease, and reduced risk of developing Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's, more people are becoming aware ...

31 January 2015

7 Ways to give you a boost in January

With dark nights, low self-esteem from dwindling new year’s resolutions and a deterioration in motivation it’s no wonder that people just want to hibernate post-Christmas, but we have some tips ...

4 January 2015

Spring takes over from New Year's Resolutions

We talk to Anjula Muntanda, celebrity psychologist, on why we are far more likely to succeed in spring – and why she has made spring resolutions for years. Why is the ...
15 December 2014

90% of Brits want sick colleagues to stay at home

Ninety per cent of Brits would prefer if sick colleagues worked from home or took a sick day rather than coming into the office. The new research from Otrivine® has found ...
1 December 2014

Banish the festive bloat with these simple tips

The festive season might be the perfect time to indulge, but many of us will regret grazing our way through December, only to find their Christmas jumper is popping at ...
30 November 2014

Sleep success: Important tips and tricks

The popular myth of adults needing 8 hours sleep a night has a lot of logic to it.  With around 1 in 10 people in the UK suffering from insomnia ...
28 November 2014

Body image fads worryingly become signs of good health

Signs of a healthy body are now being compared to body image fads like the thigh-gap and fight club torso, according to new research. Popularised through celebrity "selfie" culture on ...
28 November 2014

Don’t let texting affect your spinal health

According to recent news, reading and sending text messages can lead to spinal damage, with reports arguing that craning your neck and hunching over your phone can add up to ...
27 November 2014

Little ways you can fight obesity

Forget costly gyms and class - just tweaking how you carry out everyday tasks such as shopping and walking can burn 500 calories a day. This equates to 3,500 calories ...
26 November 2014

Obesity causes 13,000 cases of female cancer each year

Women are twice as likely than men to develop cancer as a result of obesity, according to a new study. The research, published in The Lancet Oncology, shows that excess body ...
25 November 2014

Short-term counselling could reduce suicide risk by quarter

Talk-therapy could help reduce the risk of suicide by a quarter in those considered a high-risk, a new study has suggested. Researchers from John Hopkins University tracked more than 5,000 ...
24 November 2014

Your body fat: Explained

When it comes to ‘problem areas’ do you ever feel like every month another one rears its ugly head? From stubborn saddle bags to squidgy stomachs, it’s difficult not to ...
23 November 2014

Fast weight loss vs. slow - which is best in the long run?

There are many beliefs held about weight gain and obesity, which despite lack of evidence are still persistent.  How many people know the story of the Hare and the Tortoise ...
21 November 2014

Unveiling the truth about infertility

With egg freezing and IVF high on the UK news agenda, there is much speculation surrounding the topic of assisted fertility. From lifestyle choices that might thwart the chances of ...
18 November 2014

High blood pressure affects five million – yet we have no idea

Experts have warned that more than five million people are considered ticking time bombs, as they are walking around with high blood pressure, but they have no idea they suffer ...
14 November 2014

World Diabetes Day: The health facts

Today, November 14, marks World Diabetes Day, which for the past five years has centred on the theme of education and prevention of diabetes, highlighting the growing concerns about the global ...