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Dr Chris Steele on sun, Coeliac UK and his gardening Vitamin D-Day Getting out in the sunshine is good for your health – it’s official. Dr Chris says: ‘We all feel better in the sunshine – it’s not just psychological. ‘When you’re out in the sun, the rays act on your body’s vitamin D factory, which is your skin. If the sunlight isn’t there, you’re not making this vital vitamin which means you could be defic ...

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On the move: mobility in old age

Staying active is key to being happy in old age. There are a host of conditions that can affect your mobility from arthritis to Parkinson’s disease – and sometimes, it’s just the turning clogs of old age. But it’s not only the elderly who require help with everyday movement, so if you’re concerned that your joints aren’t what they used to be or you’ve recently had a bad fall, there are people and devices to ...

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20-minute (or less) meals: Galician-style monkfish

Fast food has never tasted so good: for some delicious tuck that’s ready in minutes, whip up these delectable dishes after a hard day’s work. Whipping up culinary masterpieces can prove near-on impossible come the evening when time’s short and the kids are getting peckish. This is when frazzled mums all too often find themselves seduced by the convenience of processed food. To avoid this, here are five 20-m ...

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Planning for retirement: A new chapter begins

Entering retirement offers a fresh lease of life for everybody, so make the most of your twilight years by planning ahead… Have you always looked forward to the day you leave work for the last time, with a slice of your farewell cake to take home, a ‘happy retirement’ card under your arm and a skip in your step? Whether you relish the freedom from paid employment or wonder what on earth you’re going to do w ...

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20-minute (or less) meals: Duck with honey and lime salsa

Fast food has never tasted so good: for some delicious tuck that’s ready in minutes, whip up these delectable dishes after a hard day’s work. Whipping up culinary masterpieces can prove near-on impossible come the evening when time’s short and the kids are getting peckish. This is when frazzled mums all too often find themselves seduced by the convenience of processed food. To avoid this, here are five 20-m ...

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Is your sweating excessive?

Is hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) ruining Your life? If so, there are simple ways to ease and solve the problem. Q Help! I sweat uncontrollably a lot of the time, even when doing the most unenergetic of everyday activities and it's damaging my self-esteem. What can I do about it?Gemma Foster, 32, Cardiff For the six-packed hulk at your local gym, the sweat pouring from his brow – and every other pa ...

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Stay healthy at work

You spend most of your life working, so it makes sense to use those hours to maximise your wellbeing and be as alert as possible. You may try to eat well and hit the gym after work, but there’s no reason your healthy lifestyle has to go on hold when you’re in the office. With a bit of know-how and some easy tweaks to your work regime, you can easily supercharge your health while you do your nine to five. Pa ...

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20-minute (or less) meals: Linguine with ham and eggs

Fast food has never tasted so good: for some delicious tuck that’s ready in minutes, whip up these delectable dishes after a hard day’s work. Whipping up culinary masterpieces can prove near-on impossible come the evening when time’s short and the kids are getting peckish. This is when frazzled mums all too often find themselves seduced by the convenience of processed food. To avoid this, here are five 20-m ...

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Dr Chris Steele: The seven healthy habits

Dr Lester Breslow, a public health leader in the US, practised ‘seven healthy habits’ – and lived to be 97! Dr Chris reveals how many he follows… ‘I’m not one for reading obituaries,’ says Dr Chris, ‘But I get the British Medical Journal (BMJ) every week and a recent one caught my eye. In 1965, Dr Breslow published a paper called The Seven Healthy Habits, discovering that people who had healthy routines liv ...

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20-minute (or less) meals: 15-minute soup

Fast food has never tasted so good: for some delicious tuck that’s ready in minutes, whip up these delectable dishes after a hard day’s work. Whipping up culinary masterpieces can prove near-on impossible come the evening when time’s short and the kids are getting peckish. This is when frazzled mums all too often find themselves seduced by the convenience of processed food. To avoid this, here are five 20-m ...

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