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What a dietitian really thinks of Netflix's diet documentaries

23 hours ago / Sophie Medlin

Consultant dietitian Sophie Medlin explains why Netflix is not the place to learn about diets >>>

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Do you have fitness fear?

April 9th 2021

If you're feeling anxious about returning to the gym, you're not alone. Here are 8 ways to help you overcome your workout worries >>>

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This £16 M&S sleep bra keeps selling out but do we actually need to wear a bra in bed?

April 1st 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Can wearing a bra in bed keep your chest looking youthful? An aesthetic doctor and a breast surgeon share their views >>>

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5 delicious Easter vegan recipes and treats you have to try now

April 1st 2021 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From vegan chocolate eggs to vegan cake recipes, a hot cross bun alternative to vegan desserts, here are 5 Easter recipes and treats guaranteed to appeal to vegans and non-vegans alike... >>>

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Zoom burnout: this is why online meetings are so exhausting, say neuroscientists

April 1st 2021 / Melanie Macleod

It's been one year of online meetings, and they don't look like they're going anywhere soon. There's a good reason why video calls are so draining. Here's what we can do >>>

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Why at-home Body Pump is the one lockdown habit I’m going to keep up

March 31st 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Gym classes don’t restart until mid-May, but we’ve found something just as good with Les Mills On Demand >>>

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Covid vaccine: I’m an immune doctor and this is how I am prepping for my 1st and 2nd jab

March 29th 2021 / Dr Jenna Macciochi

Can you drink alcohol before your Covid vaccine? Should you take vitamins or paracetamol beforehand? Here's what top immunologist Dr Jenna Macciochi wants you to know >>>

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4 experts on how they manage their hay fever

March 26th 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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The expert edit: Wellness essentials author and skincare brand founder Niomi Smart buys on repeat

March 24th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

From a chic water bottle, an ultra-light yoga mat and a high-end scent, here's what you'll find in Niomi Smart's shopping basket >>>

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Why more of us are freezing our eggs than ever

March 24th 2021 / Anna Hunter

How does it feel to embark on the egg freezing process and what are the physical, financial and emotional costs? Three women told us their experiences >>>

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The shamechanger: Our straight-talking columnist advises on the very modern problem of Zoom anxiety

March 24th 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

One reader is suffering from panic attacks as a result of endless video meetings. Hattie Sloggett offers advice on how to manage these feelings >>>

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7 food and drink hacks for a great night's sleep

March 18th 2021 / Jackie Lynch

Everything that passes our lips during the day has a bearing on our sleep - from morning coffee to evening snacks and even vitamins. Nutritional therapist Jackie Lynch explains what, when and how to eat to keep insomnia at bay >>>

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We're calling it: White Claw Hard Seltzers are going to be the drink of summer 2021

March 18th 2021

With flavours including Mango, Black Cherry and Raspberry, this low-calorie, refreshing alcoholic sparkling water is set to be a picnic essential >>>

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6 successful women on how they cope with a bad night's sleep

March 1st 2021 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From inspiring podcasts to supplements and reinvigorating beauty products, these trusted tips can help stop bad night’s sleep from ruining your working day >>>

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Astaxanthin: the beauty insider's secret for young-looking skin

February 26th 2021 / Anna Hunter

It’s more powerful than vitamins E and C and it can help to repair skin from within. Here’s the deal on the world’s most potent antioxidant >>>

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The Shamechanger: Our advice coach on how to deal with body-odour shaming

February 25th 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

After being called out by her family, a redheaded reader is embarrassed about her body odour. Hattie Sloggett shares her own experience and explains why our hair colour is intrinsically linked to our scent >>>

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Ask the doctor: should I take a collagen supplement for younger-looking skin?

February 22nd 2021 / Dr Johanna Ward

Collagen powders are loved by celebrities such as Davina MCCall, but how good are they and how much should you take? GP Dr Johnanna Ward has the facts >>>

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Is fibre key to a glowing complexion?

February 19th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

You can use all the luminosity-giving skincare in the world, but if you’re lacking in fibre you’re unlikely to get the glow of your dreams >>>

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The Shamechanger: our advice columnist on why 'squirting' during sex is more common than you think

February 19th 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

A reader is embarrassed about female ejaculation and now can't face getting intimate with her partner. Hattie Sloggett shares her own experience and offers this advice >>>

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Can a real seaweed bath help you sleep?

February 18th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Seaweed baths have been flying off the shelves, loved for their sleep-promoting, skin-soothing properties. Here’s what to know about this year’s latest bathing trend >>>

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How long should my period be? A GP explains

February 15th 2021

Dr Johanna Ward explains why there's no such thing as a 'normal-length' period >>>

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11 pancake recipes from our favourite chefs and foodies

February 12th 2021 / Anna Hunter

From healthy to quirky, sweet to savoury, there’s a pancake recipe here to please even the fussiest Shrove Tuesday guest. Pile ‘em high... >>>

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Self-care for the heart: 7 Chinese rituals guaranteed to bring joy

February 12th 2021 / Katie Brindle

Feeling tired, anxious or foggy? It could be that your heart energy needs a boost. Acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner Katie Brindle has these easy fixes to make your heart sing >>>

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

February 10th 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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Why going ‘pegan’ is the new vegan

February 9th 2021

The Pegan Diet claims to help you live longer, lower inflammation and save the planet. The man behind it is one of the world's leading nutrition doctors. Is this how we should all be eating? >>>

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