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The latest health reports and features from GTG

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The rise of cold water swimming - and why it's more than just exercise

June 18th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Hundreds of people, including Fearne Cotton, are turning to wild swimming as a way to boost mood and immunity. Could cold water be our unlikely ally in the time of Covid? >>>

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5 experts on how they manage their hay fever

June 17th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

From acupuncture to gua sha, these are the lesser-known hay fever remedies to ease itchy eyes, tickly throats and constant sneezing >>>

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Summer legs challenge: these 6-moves will get you shorts-ready

June 12th 2021

Just 30 minutes 3 times a week will challenge your legs and butt for strength and tone. Join personal trainer Caroline's Circuits summer legs workout >>>

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The low GI fruit that can help fight hayfever

June 8th 2021 / Jackie Lynch

Strawberries are in season which means they’re highest in health benefits, especially if pollen is getting up your nose right now. Nutritional therapist Jackie Lynch on the surprising pluses of this most British of fruits >>>

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4 balance challenges to help you live longer

June 5th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

How long you can balance for is an indicator of how long you'll live, says Dr Michael Mosley. We tried four challenges to improve our balance – and hopefully our lifespan! >>>

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We should all be taking omega 3 supplements, according to the experts

June 4th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

For clearer skin, reduced anxiety and better sleep, fish oil is the one capsule you shouldn’t skip >>>

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Jamie Oliver's Grilled Apricot Salad Recipe

June 3rd 2021

Make a delicious Italian salad with Jamie Oliver's bright and fruity recipe >>>

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Dr Michael Mosley: should you take supplements when you’re trying to lose weight?

May 28th 2021 / Dr Michael Mosley

It’s easy to miss out on key vitamins and minerals if you’re cutting calories. The doctor behind Channel 4’s The 21 Day Body Transformation and Fast 800 Diet explains how to make sure you’re getting enough >>>

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I'm 50 and look much younger. But a health test said I'm 56!

May 28th 2021 / Ingeborg Van Lotringen

Beauty director Ingeborg Van Lotringen, looks after her health and her skin and thought she had good genes. But a biological ageing test had a shock in store... >>>

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PTSD may be more common than we think. How do you know if you have it?

May 28th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Two high-profile young women went public this week to share their experience of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and it's on the rise. Here's what to know >>>

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Can tapping therapy help with post-pandemic stress and anxiety?

May 26th 2021

Prince Harry, Fearne Cotton and Kate Garraway all practise tapping to support their mental health. What is it and should you try it? Our experts explain >>>

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Can daith piercings actually help with migraines?

May 25th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

There’s been much talk of this trendy piercing helping to alleviate headaches, but is there any truth in it? We spoke to acupuncturists, piercers and the Migraine Trust to find out >>>

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Recipe: Tom Kerridge's Spinach & Basil Pesto Courgetti

May 24th 2021 / Tom Kerridge

With his book Lose Weight For Good, Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge provides recipes for food-lovers, who have chosen a low-calorie diet as their route to weight loss. This quick courgetti recipe is both tasty and speedy >>>

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Are you eating too fast?

May 22nd 2021

Truth is, most of us don't chew our food enough, says nutritionist Daniel O'Shaughnessy. This hack will tell you if you need to slow down – Your gut will thank you >>>

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Supplements for menopause: what to take for hot flushes, brain fog and bad sleep

May 21st 2021 / Victoria Woodhall

Menopause and perimenopause symptoms range from anxiety to low libido to joint pain. We spoke to experts about how to help to ease the symptoms >>>

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Lockdown easing got you worried about seeing people? Socialising can actually benefit your immune system

May 19th 2021

Social wellbeing is an important part of our health, says immunologist Dr Jenna Macciochi. These are the steps she is taking to get out there safely >>>

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Is your fasting diet making you stressed?

May 17th 2021

Charlotte Faure Green used the 5:2 diet to keep her weight down, but when her periods became irregular and her mood erratic, she took a serious look at her eating patterns. Now a nutritionist, this is what she wants you to know about when to fast and when to take the pressure off >>>

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The expert edit: the wellbeing and makeup essentials fitness trainer Krissy Cela buys on repeat

May 11th 2021

As the founder of a fitness app and a workout wear brand, Krissy Cela, 26, is the ultimate fitspo to her 2.4 million Instagram followers. Here she shares the beauty and wellness essentials that keep her on top form >>>

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You're probably not getting enough fibre - here's why it matters

May 7th 2021 / Anna Hunter

It's the forgotten 'fourth macro' and most of us are only getting around half what we need. Here's why you need it for more than just digestion >>>

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Having a tidy kitchen really does help curb snacking - and this is why

May 4th 2021

Decluttering can help you stick to healthy habits, reduce stress, even sleep better, says this doctor (and reformed hoarder) >>>

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My week in food: everything this nutritional therapist and new mum actually eats

April 30th 2021 / Hannah Alderson

With a new baby, Hannah Alderson has little time to stay healthy but keeps on track with smoothies, soups and quick weekday meals. Here she shares everything she eats in a week – including her Friday night takeaway >>>

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High sugar, high stakes: the truth about how sugar affects your skin

April 29th 2021 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Glycation: the process you never knew was wreaking havoc with your skin. We spoke to the experts to find out about the not-so-sweet facts about sugar and how to best prevent and slow down its ageing effects >>>

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Facial acupuncture: Lisa Snowdon shares her secret to glowing skin and greater energy

April 22nd 2021

The broadcaster loves the needling treatment for rejuvenation and to helped blast her long Covid fatigue >>>

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Chlorophyll has gone viral - but is it really a wonder health and beauty supplement?

April 21st 2021 / Anna Hunter

Liquid chlorophyll is going viral as the latest wellness must-have for weight loss, clear skin and banishing B.O. Should really spike your water with the green supplement? >>>

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Try our 25-minute glute workout for a strong, toned butt

April 19th 2021

Wake up your glutes with PT Caroline's Circuits' easy-to-follow home workout - resistance band a bonus! >>>

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