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I suddenly started having panic attacks in my mid-40s and this was the surprising reason

1 day ago / Randi Hutter Epstein

What felt like full-blown anxiety was in fact a hot flush, but even this doctor didn't recognise it when it happened to her. Here's what she wants you to know >>>

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The vegan food trend that’s courting carnivores

August 16th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Juicy burgers, tender steaks and mince that you can’t tell from the real deal- lookalike meats are on the rise and coming to a supermarket, restaurant and food stall near you. Will food science and eco credentials convince you to change your order? >>>

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13 ways to sleep better in warm weather

August 15th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Whether you’re sweating between the sheets at home or away, these tips, tricks and techniques will increase your chances of getting some restful, restorative shut eye. Read on to cool off… >>>

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The spa retreat to book on if you're emotionally frazzled

August 15th 2018 / Sue Peart

After a series of life shocks, Sue Peart was struck down by crippling anxiety. She checked into a luxury women-only retreat and learned these 5 key lessons in moving on >>>

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Lizzie Loves Healthy: Roasted Asparagus & Prosciutto Frittata brunch recipe

August 14th 2018 / Lizzie King

This delicious roasted asparagus and prosciutto frittata is the ideal dish for brunch, says nutritional health coach Lizzie King >>>

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Carb cycling can boost workouts and weight loss (but there's a catch)

August 14th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Can high, low and moderate carb days power your workouts and help with weight management, or is it a waste of time? Here’s how carb cycling works, when it works, and why it’s not for everyone >>>

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7 of the best books to boost your mental health

August 13th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru / Judy Johnson / Anna Hunter

Whether you’re looking to overcome your fear of failure, become more confident or break free of destructive habits, these mood-boosting reads will provide a helping hand >>>

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The Postnatal Diaries 3: Why I had my placenta made into pills

August 12th 2018 / Susannah Taylor

Capsules made from freeze-dried placenta are said to help beat postnatal depression and lift fatigue. Susannah Taylor was sceptical until friends raved about them. So with baby number 3 she signed up - and this is what happened >>>

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7 simple at-home tests you should be doing to monitor your health

August 10th 2018 / Sara Davenport

Forget doctor Google - breast cancer charity founder and health writer Sara Davenport's new book tells you how to test yourself for various ailments at home. Here are seven to get you started >>>

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Lizzie King's Butternut Squash & Spinach Risotto

August 10th 2018 / Lizzie King

A delicious and healthy one-pot wonder that's packed full of vitamins and antioxidants for the whole family >>>

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Why you’re struggling to concentrate - and what can help

August 9th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Are you ‘brain lazy’? If the daily onslaught of news and Twitter feeds, emails and WhatsApps has left your attention span shot, you need to read this >>>

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Why everyone in wellness is booking an infrared sauna session

August 8th 2018 / Anna Hunter

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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Lizzie King's summer quinoa and kale recipe

August 8th 2018 / Lizzie King

Author and nutritional health coach Lizzie King shares her delicious quinoa recipe packed full of veggies that even the kids will enjoy >>>

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A cup of green tea not only boosts your metabolism, but your memory too

August 7th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Kettle on…green tea can make you sharper and could even counteract a bad diet, according to a new study >>>

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5 super comfy workout shorts that won’t rub you up the wrong way

August 6th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Your thighs will thank you for them >>>

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The surprising facts that a top GP wants you to know about your gut

August 5th 2018 / Dr Rangan Chatterjee

It’s not just reduced bloating and greater “regularity”- everything from eczema to mental health to PMS can improve with better gut health, and the ways to do it aren’t always obvious. Here’s Dr Rangan Chatterjee’s prescription for ultimate gut health >>>

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My Week in Food: Lucy Mackenzie, Founder of Lucy's Dressings

August 4th 2018 / Victoria Woodhall

The mastermind behind the brand shares her week on a plate >>>

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How to take the stress out of working on holiday

August 1st 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

If you need to work while you’re away, give yourself a break. Sometimes, it’s unavoidable. Here’s how to take the guilt out of your trip and balance business with some well-deserved breathing space >>>

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Joe Wicks' healthy post-workout risotto that's ready in 40 minutes

July 31st 2018 / Judy Johnson

With just 10 minutes of prep and delicious, healthy ingredients, this recipe from The Body Coach makes an ideal dinner after a HIIT session >>>

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32 things I learned on the High Fat Diet

July 29th 2018 / Victoria Woodhall

Tired of feeling tired, Victoria Woodhall tried a radical 10-day eating plan to boost her energy levels. Could this be possible without a single carb? Here's what she ate - and the surprising things she discovered >>>

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Joe Wicks' post-workout carbs recipe: Spiced prawns and potatoes

July 26th 2018 / Judy Johnson

A hearty recipe from The Body Coach to refuel you after a workout, with a spicy kick to keep things interesting >>>

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The rise of the grown-up bedtime story

July 26th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

First came adult colouring, and now we’re seeing another childhood pastime make the leap to the big time - a good old-fashioned bedtime story. Here’s why we're increasingly listening to sleep-inducing audiobooks and apps - and why they work >>>

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Are you a mosquito bite magnet?

July 26th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

If so, here are the mosquito repellents you need and facts you need to know for keeping the bugs at bay... >>>

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Beat the summer slump with this energy reset meal plan

July 24th 2018 / Angelique Panagos and Ceri Jones

We love the balmy fun-filled evenings of summer, but late boozy nights followed by days fuelled with caffeine and sugar are a recipe for an energy disaster. If you’re feeling less than fresh-faced, try this summer reset to get back to your best >>>

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Ab fab foods: 8 lunch ingredients to burn belly fat

July 23rd 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Eat your way to a flatter stomach with these healthy lunch ideas and fat burning foods >>>

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