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7 health benefits of eating dark chocolate

There are a few ways you can tell Easter is around the corner, but there’s always one thing in specific: Easter eggs. Lining the shelves in supermarkets, ready to be picked up for brunches and egg hunts. Admittedly, for a lot of us, chocolate has become one of the defining features of Easter. In fact, […]

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5 steps to control your nerves & calm your mind

Shortness of breath, a racing heartbeat, butterflies in the tummy, sweaty and dizzy–it’s part of human nature to feel nervous and it happens to us all. However, some people find it more difficult to control their worries, experiencing these symptoms more frequently. People with long-term anxiety or generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) will feel anxious about […]

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4 brain exercises for children

With Brain Awareness week commencing on 12th March, we have partnered with London’s Little Thinkers, an online resource which promotes educational and fun ideas for children, to provide 4 brain awareness exercises for ‘Little Thinkers’. Shaving Foam Fun: simple yet effective, this is an excellent way to encourage emergent writing or letter/number formation. Cover a […]

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8 TIPS TO STAY HYDRATED

Did you know that 60% of people in the UK drink just one glass of water or less every day? Hydration is key to a healthy body, mind and life and most people know to aim for between 2.7 and 3.7 liters a day. In fact, drinking enough water can aid weight loss, help with […]

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Why and how should I quit smoking?

There are currently 7.2 million adult smokers in the UK. No Smoking Day, taking place on March 14th this year, is an annual health awareness day aimed at helping those who want to quit smoking. In fact, 1 in 10 smokers actually do quit on No Smoking Day, so in accordance we’ve put together a […]

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3 healthy recipes your children will love

It can be worrisome when children refuse to eat certain foods, and in some tricky situations, even refuse to eat at all. It’s recommended that children eat at least some food from the four main food groups: fruit and vegetables, starchy carbohydrates, dairy or dairy alternatives and proteins. If your child is lacking one of […]

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If I have a healthy diet, do I really need vitamins?

We are often asked whether supplements are necessary, especially when someone is already following a varied and balanced diet. But even for the most health-conscious eaters, there are factors that are beyond our control that can have an effect on the amount of nutrient we get from our food and our ability to absorb them. […]

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6 ways love can make you healthier

Falling in love is probably one of the most exhilarating human emotions someone can experience, and Valentine’s Day is about celebrating this feeling of romance as well as the relationship between you and your partner. But with a better understanding of the biology and chemistry of love, science has begun to recognise that there are […]

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10 ways to get active with your kids

It typically doesn’t take a lot of convincing for kids to get active – it’s in their nature. And getting at least one hour of exercise is vital for the development of children aged five and over. It can help them grow strong bones, flexible muscles, maintain a healthy weight, build their confidence, and discover […]

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7 ways to reduce the risk of cancer

If you didn’t know February 4th is World Cancer Day–the international day that targets misinformation about cancer, raises awareness, reduces stigma, and shows support for those affected. It was made in 2008 by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), with this goal in mind: to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer by […]

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