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Unravelling the complexities of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Did you know April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month? This very worthwhile initiative aims to educate, inform and remove the stigma around this often misunderstood disorder. IBS is an extremely common condition that is thought to affect around 10-20% of people living in the UK, including a few of us in our studio. It refers to a collection…

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Eating disorders: causes, prevention & treatment

The NHS defines an eating disorder as having an unhealthy attitude to food, which makes the sufferer ill. However, it’s a relatively simple definition for a complex problem. Eating disorders control the lives of those who suffer from them. They can involve eating too much or too little, or being obsessed with weight and body shape. As this week marks…

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How to fight flu

For most of us, the Christmas and New Year period is fun but frantic. We spend weeks rushing around shopping, socialising – and skimping on sleep. Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that so many of us fall ill at this time of year, just when we want to be at our best. High stress levels and a weakened immune system…

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How to get lean in 2019

Most of us overdo it during the festive season. Christmas is a social, celebratory time that invariably involves friends, family – and way too much food! Those mince pies, pigs in blankets and tubs of Quality Street are very difficult to resist. Not to mention the mulled wine, eggnog, champagne and port. With Christmas seemingly starting earlier every year, it’s…

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How to avoid stress at Christmas

Ah, December. Deck the halls and let it snow – it’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year. Or is it? For lots of people, Christmas is a stress-fest from start to finish. And there are good reasons why so many of us fear the festive season. High expectations, enforced family visits, and a to-do list the length of War…

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Why chocolate is good for you

The nation’s love of chocolate knows no bounds. Nor should it! On top of being delicious, it can work wonders for your body too (honest!). Apparently, it boosts mood, reduces blood pressure and even lowers stress – and that’s on top of tasting pretty darn good! To reap the benefits, the key is to choose chocolate with a high cocoa…

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The benefits of walking

Hippocrates famously declared that “walking is man’s best medicine”. Over 2,000 years later, that opinion still stands. The Greek physician known as ‘the father of medicine’ was way ahead of his time in so many ways. You can gain countless health benefits from a daily walk – and virtually no reason to not make the effort. Walking is an easy,…

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6 easy ways to transform your home into a spa

Are you tired of being tired or finding it hard to switch off in the evenings? If so, a self-care ritual could be just the thing. In fact, turning your home into a DIY spa is guaranteed to make you feel fantastic. However, it could also save you time, money and energy in the long run, too.

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Why running is good for you

Are you thinking of training for a marathon or taking it up as a hobby? Either way, it’s amazing how good running can be for your mind, body and soul.

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The benefits of playing tennis

Ah, the beautiful game. This summer’s sporting headlines might have been dominated by a certain football tournament, but for us, nothing tops tennis. Wimbledon is the obvious highlight for fans, although true tennis enthusiasts follow the ATP tour all year round. We’re already counting down to the US Open at the end of August!

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