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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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