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5 top tips for a 5K race

Spring is typically a busy time for runners. As the weather warms up, more people are willing to mark their calendars, throw on their spandex and trainers, and head out to a few races that are up and coming this season. But whether you’re training for your first 5K run or you regularly commit to […]

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How does exercise affect mental health?

Some people meditate to relieve stress, whilst others turn to hobbies such as cooking, travelling and knitting. The mind-body connection is so significant that what we physically do with our body can impact our mental state, and vice versa–what we think and feel can affect our biological functioning. So it should come as no surprise […]

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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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