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The latest health reports and features from GTG

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A healthy alternative to hot cross buns? Count us in

April 9th 2020

We're all over these hot cross bun protein balls by Michael Mosley (sorry Lindy bunny) >>>

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Lucy Wyndham-Read's brand new 7 minute ab workout - with zero planks or crunches

April 9th 2020

The PT famous for her viral belly fat-blasting workout has reinvented it for us - now it's also suitable post-pregnancy >>>

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WFH giving you back pain? Here’s how to make your home setup more comfortable

April 8th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Who knew we'd be missing that ugly office chair? These are the simple tweaks to your sitting arrangements that an osteopath and Pilates teacher say you should make now >>>

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How to stop alcohol from wrecking your skin

April 8th 2020 / Anna Hunter

Drinking more at home now we can't go out on the town? Here’s the ‘need to know’ on how alcohol affects your skin, and how you can minimise the damage >>>

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Why you shouldn't feel guilty about stress or boredom eating during lockdown

April 7th 2020 / Sophie Medlin

It's natural to want to eat more when we’re bored or stressed but feeling guilty about it won’t help, says dietitian Sophie Medlin, who has this advice for stopping stress snacking >>>

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The best supplements and natural remedies for anxiety

April 7th 2020

Feeling more anxious than normal? Us too. Give your body and mind a helping hand to cope with anxiety with these mental health-boosting supplements >>>

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Best bralettes and comfy bras that still feel feminine

April 6th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Sales of comfy bras are rising as working from home means we're swapping our underwires and padding for comfier lingerie. Try these for size... >>>

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6 belly fat-blitzing workouts from The Body Coach

April 3rd 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Fallen in love with Joe Wicks' P.E. sessions each morning? He also has a bevvy of ab blasting workouts to try >>>

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The 800 calorie diet just got a whole lot easier

April 1st 2020

The 800 Calorie diet that's simple to follow - here's what you need to now about Exante >>>

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Why trampolining could be the most effective at-home exercise

March 31st 2020

Tired of endless burpees, squats and planks? A rebounder could be the answer to all your home workout woes. Here's why and the online workouts to try >>>

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The best eco and sustainable leggings for every workout

March 30th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

From the material they're made of to how they're packaged, here's how to choose sustainable activewear that does good as well as feels good >>>

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Coronavirus: Which painkiller should I take?

March 30th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

Paracetamol, codeine or ibuprofen? Doctor Sophie Shotter advises us which pain relief to take for which type of ailment from period cramps to COVID-19 >>>

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How a skincare routine helped me manage my depression and anxiety

March 21st 2020 / Jessica Morgan

When a sexual assault tore Jessica Morgan's life apart, she found comfort in the simple act of cleansing her face. She describes how skincare became self-care and the products and rituals that brought her back from the brink >>>

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Zinc: the anti-viral supplement that's in demand right now

March 18th 2020

Zinc can help decrease the length of a cold and prevent viruses from entering the body and sales of zinc supplements are soaring. Here's what the experts say and how to add zinc-rich foods to your diet >>>

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Dr Michael Mosley: why a low carb breakfast will help you lose weight - and the recipes you need

March 11th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

Forget high-fat or low-fat breakfasts, it's low-carb that will stop the mid-morning snack attacks >>>

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What dietitians really think of the The Sirtfood Diet

March 3rd 2020

It's the eating regime that's said to be behind Adele's dramatic 7-stone weight loss and it involves coffee red wine and chocolate. We asked dietitians to decode it >>>

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What your vaginal discharge is trying to tell you

February 26th 2020 / Anna Hunter

It’s the topic that sexual health experts are asked about the most, from women of all ages. From smell to post-sex secretions and douching, here’s your ‘no holds barred’ guide to what’s 'normal' and what’s not >>>

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The best pillow sprays to help you drift off to sleep

February 24th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Can a pillow mist really help you fall asleep? We think yes, and these are the ones we recommend >>>

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11 pancake recipes from our favourite chefs and foodies

February 24th 2020 / 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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Hype around hemp: why you need to know the difference between hemp and CBD

February 22nd 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Cannabis leaves are all over our beauty and wellness products right now but what does that tell us about what we are buying? Here's how to know your cannabis sativa seed oil from your cannabidiol – and why it's important >>>

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Why everyone in wellness is booking an infrared sauna session

February 21st 2020

They’re popping up in gyms, spas and yoga studios near you, and they’re already huge in the US. Here’s what infrared saunas can do for your skin, strength and sleep, and why it’s different from your average sweat box experience >>>

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This is why your IBS gets worse during your period

February 19th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

As if being on your period wasn't bad enough, you might find IBS symptoms rearing their ugly head too. Here's why and what do do about it >>>

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Beauty Shopaholic: what this fitness influencer spends her money on

February 11th 2020

With over 1 million followers on YouTube, PT Lucy Wyndham-Read is best known for her 7-minute workouts. But she's something of a beauty buff too. Here she shares what she spends her money on >>>

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Can daith piercings actually help with migraines?

February 10th 2020 / 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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Are you getting enough of this memory-boosting sleep?

February 7th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Slow wave sleep - it’s one of the most important sleep stages and can help with everything from memory to sharpness. However, it dwindles with age. Here’s how to get more >>>

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