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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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Eight ways to stay well this winter

Now that winter is looming, how can you stay strong in the cold, dark months ahead? 1) Ditch the “comforting” sweet and stodgy foods - sugar is thought to have a detrimental effect on the immune system. 2) Load up with colourful fresh fruits and vegetables, such as kale, spinach, green, red and yellow peppers, carrots, berries and oranges – all great sources of vitamin C. If the kids won’t eat their greens, ...

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7 herbs and spices that keep you healthy

Herbs and spices have more disease-fighting antioxidants than most fruit and vegetables. Stock up to improve flavours and your health!   Ginger Contains anti-inflammatory compounds and has both antiviral and painkilling properties, meaning it works in a similar way to how an aspirin would work in your body. GOOD FOR: Travel sickness, fighting colds and viruses, and (even better) curing hangovers! It ma ...

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The damaging impact of a sedentary lifestyle revealed

Angus Long, a specialist supplier to the healthcare sector, discusses the latest findings that highlight the damaging impact of a sedentary lifestyle. In today’s high tech world, more and more people spend the majority of their working day behind a desk.  Similarly, gone are the days when youngsters used to play for hours outside. Now, too much time is spent in front of screens watching television or playin ...

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How to stay naturally beautiful

The quest is always on to find the secret to eternal beauty and for some the answer lies in abrasive chemicals and radical procedures that attempt to slow down the ageing process. However, if you search a little you can see that nature already gives us the remedies for beautiful skin through abundant ingredients that can naturally reduce the signs of fine lines and wrinkles. Let your mind wander to Italy, i ...

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Let there be light!

Whether it’s ‘Location, Location, Location’, ‘Property ladder’ or one of the other many property shows on television these days, one of the most common phrases you’ll hear prospective home-buyers positively utter is ‘it’s light and airy’ usually preceded with an ‘ooh’ and a smile. But why is ‘light and airy’ an important factor when buying a home, is it because we all like a clutter-free space which we can ...

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The six most common foot and ankle injuries

The main function of the foot is to support our body weight as well as giving us the ability to walk and run and remain mobile. Playing such a pivotal role to our mobility the foot and ankle are often susceptible to injury, typically from overuse. Each injury is completely different depending on its severity and the individual concerned, as we all react differently to injury and have different recovery time ...

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Beat the winter blues with a detox retreat

With January considered by many Brits to be the ‘most depressing month of the year’, it’s not surprising that many of us will ditch our New Year’s resolutions before the month is out. Despite feeling sluggish, a few pounds heavier and somewhat lethargic due to our Christmas over-indulgences, kicking starting and, more importantly, sustaining a healthier lifestyle can be very difficult to achieve, especially ...

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How to give your mind a spring clean

Feeling burdened? Get out your mental mop and duster and give your brain a good airing Are you losing sleep over your growing list of chores? Perhaps you’re getting fed up of blowing your temper in queues, or spending days filled with anxiety at the prospect of a big work project? If so, chances are you’re suffering from a case of ‘brain overload’. It’s time to find out just what’s going on in your head, an ...

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