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WIN! A Fitbit Flex 2 worth £79.99 courtesy of Simplyhealth

Everyday health is something everybody should all be able to enjoy. Simplyhealth believe that health is the key to a happy life. When health improves, life improves, that’s when you make the most of it. It’s not just about better teeth, but it’s giving you a reason to smile. It’s not just sharper sight, it’s helping you to see more. For 140 years Simplyhealth have been there for their customers, giving them ...

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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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How to Thrive with Diabetes!

Managing diabetes can seem like a constant uphill battle, but there are ways and means that can make living with diabetes not only easier but rewarding too. Following this simple plan could lead you to start thriving with your diabetes! Dario™ is dragging diabetes management into the 21st century. Harnessing the massive potential of your Smart Phone and turning it into a Smart Blood Glucose Meter and an all ...

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How to recognise the symptoms of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer often doesn’t cause any symptoms in the early stages. This can make it difficult to diagnose early. But as the cancer grows, it may start to cause symptoms. The symptoms and how their effects can vary for each person. It’s important to remember that symptoms described here can be caused by conditions such as reflux disease, infection in the stomach (gastritis), some food intolerances along ...

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How to… Understand Psoriasis

Many people are aware that psoriasis is a skin condition, and many also know what it looks like – red, scaly ‘plaques’ on the skin. However, not everyone knows that psoriasis is a chronic (long term) condition which is caused by a faulty process in the immune system. In people with psoriasis, the immune system ‘overacts’, almost as if it is constantly trying to cover a wound or fight an infection. This over ...

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How to choose the right nebuliser

If you have a lung disease such as COPD you may be prescribed medication to use with a nebuliser. However, nebuliser devices are not available on prescription and you may need to purchase one yourself. Your GP or respiratory healthcare professional can help you, but there are very many nebulisers to choose from and making an informed decision can be overwhelming. You should ask yourself the following questi ...

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WIN! Two Whole Body Cryotherapy sessions for magical health benefits!

Mo Farah, Floyd Mayweather, Jessica Ennis, Amanda Holden, Demi Moore, Jessica Alba, Idris Elba and our very own Dr Christian Jessen are all amongst the many fans reaping the magical benefits of the Cryosauna! During the Whole Body Cryotherapy session the patient enters the pod, which is cooled to a temperature of -130°C for up to three minutes. Every organ in the body is affected positively:   ♦       Blood ...

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How to build healthy bones

We all know how important it is for children to grow strong, healthy bones, but how do we support this and feel confident they are getting all they need? What children eat is key to building strong bones. A diet with plenty of variety of fruits, vegetables, wholegrain starchy carbs, beans, pulses, nuts and seeds provide the backbone of nutrition. Quality meat, fish and dairy can also top this up. Dairy or d ...

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It’s his best friend forever. The fulfiller of his desires and the object of most of his attention (ahem), but how much does he (and you) really know about his most prized possession? ...

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‘Ask the Doctor’ with Dr Christian Jessen – February 2016

WELCOME Most people hate getting sick. Sure, there are some benefits (back-to-back box set, anyone?) but for the most part, being under the weather is a complete pain in the proverbial. But there are ways to help stave off illness before it takes hold. Taking care of your health and fitness levels all year round can boost your immune system, which means you’ll get ill less, and recover more quickly if you do ...

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