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Are meal replacement shakes a good idea if you’re trying to shift a few pounds?

September 4th 2020

The NHS is prescribing meal replacement shakes for those with type 2 diabetes, but could they also work for others trying to lose weight? >>>

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The health checks to book in for (even if you think you’re healthy)

September 3rd 2020 / Anna Hunter

The notion of a general check-up has become old fashioned (in Britain at least) but there are some health checks you should never skip, even if you feel fighting fit. There are also a couple you might not need to bother with… >>>

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How to do a post-summer healthy habits reset

September 1st 2020 / Susannah Taylor

Had a great summer but feeling a tad unhealthy right now? Nutritionist James Collins says the key to finding your healthy feet again is to start a ‘transition period’ (aka ‘time to reign it in’). Susannah Taylor gets on board   >>>

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What it's like to lose your hair as a young woman of 24

August 27th 2020 / Lauren Clark

Journalist Lauren Clark first noticed her hair clogging the plughole in her mid-twenties and was devastated. She eventually found solutions - but looking at Instagram wasn't one of them!. Here's what worked for her >>>

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Stress: our top 10 questions answered by GP Dr Rangan Chatterjee

August 26th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

How do you fix stress headaches? What’s the best stress relief supplement? And why does stress make PMS worse? We put our most pressing questions to the stress doctor of the moment. Here’s the advice he knows will work >>>

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What we learned from Michael Mosley's Lose a Stone in 21 Days

August 19th 2020

The final episode of Michael Mosley's Channel 4 weight loss show airs tonight. From how to burn fat to making mushroom pizza, it's been quite the learning curve >>>

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No more digging straps: we've found the ultimate yoga bra

August 17th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

Lululemon's new adjustable In Alignment bra is the most comfortable on the planet says this yoga teacher who wears it every day >>>

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The perfect granola recipe to learn by heart

August 16th 2020

Vegan chefs The Happy Pear, who sell tons of granola every week, share their delicious easy recipe for a healthy breakfast >>>

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The exercise that's a core part of Victoria Beckham’s two-hour workout

August 13th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Turns out Posh is a fan of planks and does them daily to tone her core. From the right technique to the best plank workouts on Instagram, here’s how to master and upgrade this key ab strengthener >>>

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How to manage your mental health problem at work

August 7th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Is anxiety, depression or another mental health illness affecting your professional life? Here’s how to make your office a happier and healthier place to work >>>

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What dietitians really think of the The Sirtfood Diet

August 7th 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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5 ab exercise videos that definitely work – and the viral one that doesn't

August 5th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

The Japanese Ab Workout claims to deliver flat abs just by lying on a towel. We cut through the fake news to bring you the core blasts we know work >>>

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Shaking is the stress-busting trend that everyone can benefit from

August 4th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

Does your body automatically clench when you're under stress and you just can't seem to let things go? Put down the Pinot and shake it off. Here are the best shaking workouts to follow >>>

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Teeth grinding: are you wearing down your teeth without realising?

August 3rd 2020 / Anna Hunter

It can be the root cause of everything from tooth breakage to migraines, but many of us grind our teeth without realising it. Here’s how to spot the signs… >>>

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Abs are made in the kitchen: 10 rules for a flatter tum

August 1st 2020 / Susannah Taylor

After having children, Susannah Taylor decided to tackled her mum tum. Turns out that middle management is mostly about what you eat, not what you do in the gym >>>

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Why you need to try exercise snacking if you’ve got no time to work out

July 30th 2020 / Anna Hunter

Studies suggest that it’s as effective as long slog gym sessions and it’ll help you hit your health goals without early alarms or stressful scheduling. Here’s how fitness snacking works and why you should try it (no food involved FYI) >>>

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What a dietitian really thinks of Netflix's diet documentaries

July 29th 2020 / Sophie Medlin

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

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Louise Parker: 8 health and fitness boosts to change how you feel in one week

July 27th 2020 / Louise Parker

Hoping to look and feel a little leaner in time for that holiday or event? Author and sustainable weight loss expert Louise Parker shares her 7-day plan >>>

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Why you're probably not getting enough magnesium

July 22nd 2020 / Victoria Woodhall and Ayesha Muttucumaru

More than 70% of people in the modern world are magnesium deficient – and a major cause is stress. These are the tell-tale signs that you're not getting enough and how to boost your daily intake >>>

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Sarah Vine: 5 things they don't tell you about losing weight

July 22nd 2020 / Sarah Vine

No longer being the largest person among your friends creates a vacancy, says Sarah Vine. And you spend a fortune on clothes. Just some of the surprising side-effects of losing nearly two-and-a-half stone >>>

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Should I brush bleeding gums?

July 19th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Nobody likes to see blood in the sink, but what should you do if you do spot it? >>>

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

July 16th 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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10 best foods to eat for thicker hair

July 13th 2020 / Susan Curtis, Tipper Lewis and Fiona Waring

If you suffer with hair loss, hair fall or hair thinning, your diet could be key to preventing further fallout. Here are the superfoods you need to feed your hair growth >>>

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These are habits of successful intermittent fasting and 5:2 dieters

July 10th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

Dr Michael Mosley answers 11 key questions to help you succeed at the Fast 800 or 5:2 diet. Good news, it's surprisingly simple >>>

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When the NHS saved her premature lockdown baby, this beauty founder thanked them with £1million worth of skincare

July 10th 2020

Skincare entrepreneur Joy Isaacs, pictured with baby Jax, tells her moving story >>>

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