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Why apple cider vinegar is so applicious!

Not only do apples provide vitamin C to help our immune systems but are a rich source of phytochemicals with powerful antioxidant activity. Studies have linked the consumption of apples with a reduced risk of asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some cancers. As well as this, fermenting apples to produce apple cider vinegar may bring even more benefits. Vinegars are a source of polyphenols, which pr ...

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What is a scar?

Scar formation is a natural part of the healing process and occurs when the skin repairs wounds caused by accident, surgery or disease. The more the skin is damaged, the longer it takes to heal and the greater the chance of a scar. This is affected by age, location and certain genetic factors. Younger skin is more susceptible to over-development when healing, resulting in larger, thicker scars. Initially a ...

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Top tips to prevent winter breakouts

Many factors in the winter leave acne prone skin drier than ever. In order to prevent breakouts from reoccurring, there are some quick and easy steps you can take to protect your skin. Buying a humidifier will be one huge step towards hydration. Leave it on while you sleep. Skin gets dryer when the air gets dryer, so keeping adequate moisture in the air helps skin, hair and your throat from being too dry. A ...

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Ten weird and wonderful exercises you never new existed

If you're a shameless gymophobe but still want to get in shape, why not think outside the box and try a spot of naked yoga? Not your thing? Maybe you would enjoy lifting airplane tyres or swinging from a trapeze? Take your pick! Kanga Shoes - This workout will turn you into a gym bunny for sure! Kangoo Jumps are springy shoes essential with your way to fitness with Kangoo Jumps, the sports shoes that will m ...

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Tiredness busting remedies

Tiredness can be the bane of your life. Not being able to get up in the morning or constantly feeling sluggish throughout the day – even after a ‘decent’ sleep, could be the result of 21st century fatigue. And you’re not alone, either, because one in five people feel unusually tired, while one in ten has persistent low energy. Tiredness can be due to a number of reasons: nine in one-hundred people with tire ...

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How To avoid thinning hair

Mark Leeson, 2014 Hairdresser of the year, shares his expert tips on thinning hair: 1 - Going for a fringe can transform your look. A full, heavy fringe is bang on trend and can do wonders to hide forehead wrinkles and has a girly, youthful appeal.  Wispy fringes on the other hand can be very ageing and can bring the attention to the wrinkles more. So if your hair is very fine, I would opt for a side-swept ...

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Tummy toning yoga

Get yourself moving this month with some gentle twisting poses to target the abdominal organs. Twists increase flexibility, increase blood flow to the abdomen and help stimulate digestion, leaving you feeling more energised. Try the following for starters: Lying twist Lie on your back and hug your knees to your chest. Taking your arms out to the sides at shoulder height, exhale and allow your knees to float ...

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Relax your mind with mindfulness

SOS You’ve got your tax return to file, your son’s Bar Mitzvah to plan, the in-laws are coming to stay and the dog ate your new handbag. Annoyingly there’s no remote to control it all with, but there are ways to press pause on that Tetris game building up in your head! The remedy Mindfulness is trending for a reason. Ruby Wax teaches it, the NHS praises it and stressed out heads everywhere are going wild fo ...

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Five detox food tips

1 - Dreaded bread That magnetic smell calling you in to the bakery on your lunch break is dangerous. Cross the road and back away from the baguettes. The soft fluffy filling, crunchy crust and lashings of butter are sadly not your friend. White bread leaves you feeling sluggish and can cause a big uncomfortable bloat. It may seem like an attractive hunger fix, but their empty calories are pretty stubborn to ...

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Freedom to travel smoke free

Packing for your next trip? Although every destination is different, we all have a list of trusty travel essentials that we swear by. For holiday-goers it’s likely to include sun glasses and a pair of flip flops. For business travellers, perhaps it’s a notebook, some chewing gum and a spare business card. And for domestic vacationers, it almost certainly includes an umbrella. Whether you’re travelling for b ...

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Banish your body insecurities for a bright new you

From yellow teeth to varicose veins to odorous armpits - everyone has their fair share of body hang-ups that they desperately wish to be clear of. To help tackle these issues, some of the UK’s leading health experts have come together to provide a list of top tips on how to treat these common body insecurities to get your body back on form for February. EXCESSIVE SWEATING Unless you’re taking part in the Lo ...

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Get the New Year off to a great start!

Feeling sluggish after the excesses of the festive season? Bad breath, constipation, poor skin, bags under the eyes, lethargy, irritability and fatigue are just some indications that you may benefit from an early spring clean! The New Year is a great time to revitalise the body. Firstly, ditch the sugary foods including cakes, sweets, biscuits and chocolate. Replace sugar in drinks and cooking with xylitol, ...

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Are you considering laser eye surgery?

Vision is one of the most valued senses - more and more people are looking to laser eye surgery to fix problems with their sight. Despite this, a recent high profile legal case has shown how eye surgery is not always as routine or risk free as many people believe. In this case, a young woman called Stephanie Holloway had laser eye surgery with a major high street opticians so that she could join the police. ...

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Heelys can be a fun, safe way to play

Most parents of children aged five and over will have come across Heelys: the trainer style shoe with the skateboard-like wheel in the heel. The Heely, in brief, is a cool looking skate-shoe, available in every conceivable colour and pattern, that enables kids to transform an ordinary walk into a much more lively and interesting journey altogether. Kids never need reasons to want Heelys, that they are “awes ...

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Mole removal: what are the options?

Do you have unwanted moles or skin lesions you’ve always wanted removed, but worry about the surgery leaving a scar? Would you be interested in a revolutionary new way of removing unsightly moles, warts and other skin lesions? Happily, there’s now such a thing.   Radiosurgery Radiosurgery utilises ultra high frequency radio waves, or ‘RF’, which literally vaporize the cells of the mole or skin lesion, ...

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Understanding gluten free

  More people are becoming aware of their dietary needs and are learning to be conscious of what they consume. Gluten and wheat free choices haven't always been as widely available as perhaps they could be. But now, with careful preparation from your trusted baker, Warbutons, your meal time favourites can now be catered for hassle free! You don't have to miss out on variety whilst taking care of your body's ...

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Unveiling the truth about infertility

With egg freezing and IVF high on the UK news agenda, there is much speculation surrounding the topic of assisted fertility. From lifestyle choices that might thwart the chances of conceiving, to selecting the gender of your future baby, there’s an awful lot of confusion about fertility and fertility treatments. To separate fact from fiction, internationally renowned Dr Manuel Muñoz of IVI Fertility Clinic ...

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Roller Skating – why the grown-ups should get their skates on too

If you have always considered roller-skating to be an activity reserved for children, it might be time to take a second look. Across the UK, it’s the grown ups who are having all the fun, as people realise the health benefits of donning their skates; “Exercise doesn’t have to be boring any more!” they cheer as they lace up and head out. Roller skating for fitness makes a lot of sense: it can provide a cardi ...

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Super you with confidence!

Does your confidence sometimes fail you? Has life’s curveballs got the better of you? Have you forgotten about your dreams when you were young – being Superyou?! Rosie Banks was always anxious, believing that people judged her. Her low confidence level was affecting her work and relationships. “I’d already read loads of self-help books, but nothing seemed to work. My Mum recommended Lindsey’s Confidence Wor ...

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A healthy festive feast

The Christmas season is upon us and, for many of us, Christmas dinner is a large and lavish affair. It is often one time of the year that healthy eating habits and diets are put on hold. Although the annual festive feast has a bit of a reputation for being a lard-fest, some of the foods on the menu are surprisingly healthy. A few alterations may increase the nutritional value of this special meal and also r ...

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