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WIN! A one week all-inclusive stay at the OnTrack weight loss retreat!

OnTrack, an all-inclusive specialist weight loss program specifically designed to help all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels, are offering our At Home readers a free full weeks stay at their retreat!  Whether you are 18 or 65, 10 stone or 30 stone, have health complications or not, we will help you get the results you want and develop new healthy habits to help you succeed over the LONG TERM. Training ...

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Preparing your body for the marathon

The recent London Marathon may have been inspiring enough to encourage some of you to sign up for next year.  These events are amazing and for those looking at participating there is a lot of preparation required – not just in the weeks running up to the event.   One of the best ways you can prepare your body is through the right nutrition. The event may not be for another year but starting now is one of th ...

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Bone up… on joint health

It’s not hard to prevent breaks and pain in your body – often all it takes is exercise and more calcium. Taking care of your bones and joints is essential, especially if you’re keen on playing sports, are concerned about general wear and tear, or your age means you’re vulnerable to bone loss. There are several different steps you can take to boost muscle strength and develop bone density, from managing your ...

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Serious health problem signals to look out for

Don’t ignore those bloodshot eyes or pale nails, there could be a more serious underlying problem. Changes in your body and face aren’t just signs of ageing – they can also give you valuable insight into what’s actually going on beneath the surface. While an obvious symptom such as pain, bleeding or fever is usually hard to ignore, body signs are often far more subtle and, as a result, easier to brush aside ...

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Family health issues? Are you at risk?

A family history of health issues can make you feel nervous about what the future holds. now is the time to take action to avoid them. Terrified of losing your mind in old age? Worried you’ll die prematurely of a heart attack? Everyone has personal fears about their health – anxieties borne out of your family’s medical history, extensive media coverage of certain diseases, or an awareness of your own lifest ...

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Common summer health issues: how to stay safe in the sun

Here comes the holiday season, and with it a load of invisible dangers. We investigate how to stay safe in the sunshine. Whether you are staying at home or jetting abroad on holiday, most people think of summer as a healthier, happier, more carefree time of year. Days are longer, you’re more likely to enjoy yourself outside and there are plenty of chances for garden parties, barbecues and music festivals. B ...

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How to get your summer body

With those sizzling sunny months ahead, rid yourself of body hang-ups by working out and toning up at home. Feel confident to flaunt your figure in no time. Are you conscious of your love handles or muffin top, yet too timid to venture into a gym full of sweaty hulks heaving under dumbbells or sprinting away on a treadmill? Don’t fret, there are plenty of nifty fitness accessories you can buy and use in the ...

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Diets: tried and tested

Celebrities move from diet to diet every week, but which ones actually work? Three women each tried a different weight-loss plan – and the results were startling! Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness Club  ‘My joint pain eased and I feel fitter – more supple!’ Heather Wright, 37, from Harpenden, Herts, weighed 19st 4lb but has shed a mighty 8st 4lb since she joined a Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness Club The pr ...

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What is Osteoarthritis of the knee?

It is important to remember that knee pain can strike anyone at any time, irrespective of age and fitness levels. When faced with a knee injury the first stage is to understand the root cause of the problem, as diagnosis is the first step towards rehabilitation and managing your lifestyle moving forward. Osteoarthritis of the knee is one of the more common causes of knee pain, a disease which results in the ...

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Face your fears

Does the thought of doing an exam, getting married or even going on a plane 
fill you with dread? Relax, there are techniques to help you through it all. Fear is something most people experience. Sometimes, it’s a positive emotion that keeps you from harm – being fearful of great heights or dark alleyways, for instance, can be useful. But, fear can  – and quite often does – have a very negative impact, prev ...

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Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy: is it the right choice for me?

Make sure you have all the medical facts before getting tested for the BRCA1 gene, or opting for drastic surgery. Over the past 24 hours, Angelina Jolie, 37, has been making headlines all across the globe. But, unlike the last media frenzy, dubbed 'leg-gate' – where the actress' right leg became a viral phenomenon after she wore a thigh-high slit dress at the Oscars – this time, it's a different part of Ang ...

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