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Top 10 Vitamins For Healthier, Faster Hair Growth

Monday 13th February 2023

Top 10 Vitamins For Healthier, Faster Hair Growth It is always best to get your vitamins and minerals from food sources, so for each vitamin we list the top…

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How to have Great Hair

Friday 10th February 2023

Making sure your hair is as healthy as possible is about more than just which shampoo you use. A multitude of different factors affect how sleek, shiny, and strong your hair is. Sure, some of…

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10 Most Incredible Benefits Of Krill Oil And Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Sunday 5th February 2023
Courtesy of Eddie Jones

The Joys Of Omega -3 To say that omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish and krill oil, are genuine natural wonders would be somewhat of an understatement. An abundance of research over several decades has illustrated time and time again…

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The Common sense Guide to Losing Weight

Friday 3rd February 2023

1. Don't skip breakfast Skipping breakfast won't help you lose weight. You could miss out on essential nutrients and you may end up snacking more…

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Top 10 Healthy Heart Tips

Wednesday 30th November 2022

A healthy lifestyle will make your heart healthier. Here are 10 things you can do to look after your heart. Give up Smoking If you're a smoker, quit. It's the single best thing you can do for your heart health. Smoking is one of the main causes of coronary heart disease. A year after giving up, your risk of a heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker. Get active Getting - and staying - active can reduce your risk of developing heart disease. It can also be a great mood booster and stress buster. Do 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week. One…

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What is vitamin D?

Thursday 3rd November 2022
Courtesy of Megan Ware

What is vitamin D? Vitamin D is actually not a vitamin. Despite the name, vitamin D is considered a pro-hormone and not actually a vitamin. Vitamins are nutrients that cannot be created by the body and therefore must be taken in through our diet. However, vitamin D can be synthesized by our body when sunlight hits our skin. It is estimated that sensible sun exposure on bare skin for 5-10 minutes 2-3 times per week allows most people to produce sufficient vitamin D, but vitamin D breaks down quite quickly, meaning that stores can run low, especially in winter. Recent studies have suggested that a substantial percentage of the global population is vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D deficiency Although the body can create vitamin D, there…

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The Guide to Better Sleep

Wednesday 19th October 2022

If you have difficulty falling asleep, a regular bedtime routine will help you wind down and prepare for bed. Few people manage to stick to strict bedtime routines. This isn't…

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Fat burners and Weight Loss -Do they Work?

Monday 21st September 2020

Changing what you eat is the biggest factor in weight loss for most people. There are many different diets you can choose from, and many of them have a seemingly different focus, such as nixing carbs or adding protein, but all weight loss diets that work have something in common: they reduce calories…

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Physical activity guidelines for adults aged 19 to 64

Friday 18th September 2020

Adults should do some type of physical activity every day. Any type of activity is good for you. The more you do the better. Adults should: aim to be phyically active every day. Any activity is better than none, and more is better still do strengthening activities that work all the major muscles (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms) on at least 2 days a week do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity a week or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity a…

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Want a Healthy Gut?

Saturday 5th September 2020

What we eat, especially foods that contain chemical additives and ultra-processed foods, affects our gut environment and increases our risk of diseases. Ultra-processed foods contain substances extracted from food (such as sugar and starch), added from food constituents (hydrogenated fats), or made in a laboratory (flavour enhancers, food colourings). It's important to know that ultra-processed foods such as fast foods are manufactured to be extra tasty by the use of such ingredients or…

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Can Supplements help with Joint pain?

Wednesday 2nd September 2020

Can Supplements help with Joint pain Joint pain is a very common problem with many possible causes, but it's usually a result of injury or arthritis. In older people, joint pain that gets steadily worse is usually a sign of osteoarthritis. It may affect just 1 joint or many. See your GP if you have persistent symptoms of osteoarthritis. The information and advice on this page should not be used to self-diagnose your condition, but may give you a better idea of what's causing your pain. Pain in many joints: Rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of arthritis that causes pain and swelling in the joints, usually the hands, feet and wrists. The pain may come and go in the early stages, with long periods between attacks. It can make you feel generally unwell and tired. Find out…

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Healthy Eating - 8 Great Tips

Monday 31st August 2020

These 8 practical tips cover the basics of healthy eating and can help you make healthier choices. The key to a healthy diet is to eat the right amount of calories for how active you are so you balance…

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