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Read the latest health news and features from our award-winning writers and columnists. From the latest nutrition advice to the best workouts and diet plans, our experts have the guide to a happier, healthier life

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Dental emergencies: when to seek medical help and when to sort it yourself

May 17th 2020 / Octavia Coates

PR Octavia Coates lost a veneer during lockdown and had to fix it herself. Her dentist explains the teeth issues to take into your own hands and the ones that definitely need medical attention >>>

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The best high waisted gym leggings

May 15th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Supportive, stretchy and super comfy, these squat-proof leggings will keep you covered no matter how big your moves >>>

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3 recipes that will help you get a better night's sleep

May 14th 2020 / Alexandra Harrison

Struggling to nod off at night? The answer could be as simple as what you have for dinner. Two experts share the evening dishes that are packed full of nutrients to promote healthy sleep hormones >>>

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Joe Wicks Wean in 15 book: quick recipes the whole family will love

May 13th 2020

Our favourite PE teacher has teamed up with a nutritionist for a weaning advice cookbook with clean tasty dishes you'll want to eat too (OK maybe not the purees) >>>

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What yoga teachers know about deep cleaning your mat without ruining it

May 11th 2020 / Rosie Underwood 

With all those home workouts, when did you last sanitize your exercise mat? There's an art to it, so before you go at it with the Dettol, read this >>>

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7 exercises to boost your mental health

May 7th 2020 / Anna Hunter

With physical exercise being prescribed on the NHS as a form of therapy, we ask the experts which workouts best improve our mental wellbeing as well as our bodies >>>

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The best resistance band workouts on Instagram

May 1st 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Resistance bands weigh next to nothing, don't cost a lot and can target everything from bum to guns. Here’s how and why a resistance band ups the ante on your workout >>>

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The vegan shortbread biscuit recipe you'll want to make again and again

April 30th 2020

These easy zesty wheat-free bites made with oats and almond flour are soooo good >>>

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5 chocolate desserts and snack recipes to make from the Fast 800 Diet

April 26th 2020

From brownies to chocolate mousse, satisfy your sweet tooth with these healthy treats >>>

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Video: Week 3 of our full body circuits with Jessica Ennis-Hill

April 25th 2020

This week Jess has us doing sit-ups, planks and high-knees – and still manages to make it fun >>>

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These vegan banana bread muffins are our new favourite breakfast

April 19th 2020 / Roz Purcell

For when you want to flex your baking muscles further than banana bread, try Roz Purcell's vegan recipe – ideal for breakfasts and snacks >>>

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Video: Week 2 of our full body circuits with Jessica Ennis-Hill

April 18th 2020

This 15-minute circuit even left Olympian Jess out of breath >>>

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10 things you need to know about vitamin D

April 17th 2020 / Anna Hunter

Including why taking a vitamin D supplement may be more important than ever in the time of Covid-19 >>>

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The embarrassing reason why a third of women dread hayfever season

April 15th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

A sneeze isn’t just a sneeze when your bladder won’t hold out. But accidental peeing is easily fixed, says this women’s physio. She explains the latest thinking on pelvic floor exercises – and why you’ve probably been doing them wrong all this time >>>

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8 techniques to strengthen your breathing and calm anxiety

April 12th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Try these breath techniques for health and wellbeing >>>

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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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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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Our GP's story: "Covid pneumonia made me feel like I'd been poisoned"

April 3rd 2020 / Dr Johanna Ward

Being hospitalised with coronavirus and self-isolating away from her children pushed GTG's columnist and doctor Johanna Ward to the brink. For a while, it was touch and go. She shares the lessons we all need to learn >>>

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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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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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