• Eating greens and doing cardio is not the way to get lean, says personal trainer
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    Eating greens and doing cardio is not the way to get lean, says personal trainer

    If you’re looking to lose fat and get in shape, you might be thinking you need to spend every evening pounding the pavements, slogging away on the cross-trainer or trying to survive a spin class. And then go home to eat lettuce with a side of broccoli.

  • 5 tips to help someone suffering with an eating disorder
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    5 tips to help someone suffering with an eating disorder

    It is estimated that 1.25 million people in the UK have an eating disorder. This year, Eating Disorders Awareness Week takes place from 26 February to 4 March. “Eating disorders are devastating illnesses that can result in severe physical and psychological distress for the sufferer, having the highest mortality rate over any other psychiatric disorder,” Harley Street nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert, who works with many people suffering with eating disorders, told The Independent.

  • How to stay motivated to keep fit all year round
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    How to stay motivated to keep fit all year round

    At the start of every new year, the majority of people resolve to be healthier. To get fit. To lose weight.

  • Why dandelions are the heroes of spring and deserve a place in your garden
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    Why dandelions are the heroes of spring and deserve a place in your garden

    Why dandelions are the heroes of spring and deserve a place in your garden

  • Grow to eat: the broad bean gold rush starts this weekend
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    Grow to eat: the broad bean gold rush starts this weekend

    Grow to eat: the broad bean gold rush starts this weekend

  • Consuming fruit teas and salt and vinegar crisps can cause tooth erosion, experts warn
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    Consuming fruit teas and salt and vinegar crisps can cause tooth erosion, experts warn

    Frequently drinking fruit teas and eating salt and vinegar crisps could result in severe tooth erosion, experts have warned. In between meals, it’s all too easy to turn to the teabags for a cleansing fruit tea or to indulge in a sweet or salty snack. A study published in the British Dental Journal utilised research previously conducted by Guy’s Hospital, which assessed the diets of 300 people with signs of acute tooth erosion in comparison to the diets of 300 people with healthy teeth.

  • Break away from phone addiction with this simple trick
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    Break away from phone addiction with this simple trick

    More than two thirds of people in the UK would confess that they use their phones too often, as noted by a survey conducted by Deloitte last year. While many of us would admit that limiting phone use is far easier said than done, there is a simple trick that you can try in order to become more conscious of the amount of time spent mindlessly checking your phone. Earlier this month, lead digital education correspondent for NPR and author of The Art of Screen Time Anya Kamenetz appeared on the TiLT Parenting Podcast to discuss the way in which parents use their phones in front of their children.

  • Why latest turmeric trend is another health fad
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    Why latest turmeric trend is another health fad

    Health brands and eateries have all jumped on the bandwagon: store shelves are brimming with turmeric teas, capsules, nuts, ghee and more, and eateries are adding the spice to everything from juice shots to cocktails. Turmeric has been lauded as “the new kale” with celebrities and health “experts” claiming it can improve your memory, make your skin glow and boost your mood.

  • Eating yoghurt can reduce risk of heart disease, claims study
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    Eating yoghurt can reduce risk of heart disease, claims study

    Incorporating more yoghurt into your diet has been associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, a study has claimed. The study, published in the American Journal of Hypertension, sought to investigate whether increased consumption of yoghurt could benefit adults with hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure. The team analysed two cohorts of participants for their research, all of whom were classified as having high blood pressure.

  • Drinking red wine can improve oral hygiene, study claims
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    Drinking red wine can improve oral hygiene, study claims

    It might not be as far fetched as it sounds, as a new study has revealed drinking red wine actually offers a number of health benefits that extend far beyond the mere feel-good factor. After analysing the effect of polyphenols, the antioxidants found in red wine, Spanish chemists found that exposure to such compounds can help prevent bacteria from sticking to the gums that would normally lead to cavities and plaque. Scientists from the Spanish National Research Council in Madrid examined the oral health benefits of two types of red wine polyphenols: caffeic and p-coumaric acid, both of which are also found in coffee and cranberry juice.

  • What to learn about trauma survival from Harvey Weinstein's ex-wife Georgina Chapman
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    What to learn about trauma survival from Harvey Weinstein's ex-wife Georgina Chapman

    Throwing yourself into your work may provide a path toward healing.

  • Family planning clinic offers free pizza in exchange for STI tests
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    Family planning clinic offers free pizza in exchange for STI tests

    Food is the way to many people’s hearts, something that a family planning clinic took full advantage of in order to encourage screenings for sexually transmitted diseases. On Tuesday, the Semcac Clinic in Winona, Minnesota held an event called “Pee for Pizza”, in which they offered people a free piece of pizza from midday until eight o’clock in the evening in exchange for a free STI test. The clinic received funding from the Minnesota Department of Health in order to carry out the STI testing.

  • Chemicals in red wine could help fend off the bugs that cause tooth decay and gum disease, research suggests
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    Chemicals in red wine could help fend off the bugs that cause tooth decay and gum disease, research suggests

    Research suggests that chemicals in red wine could fend off the bugs that cause tooth decay and gum disease.

  • Low-carb and low-fat diets have same effect on weight loss, claims study
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    Low-carb and low-fat diets have same effect on weight loss, claims study

    For anyone embarking on the beginning of their weight loss journey, it can be a daunting prospect trying to figure out which diet is best for you. Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine decided to investigate whether following a healthy low-carb diet would be more or less effective for someone trying to lose weight than following a healthy low-fat diet, with their research leading to fascinating results. Christopher Gardner, PhD, a professor of medicine and lead author of the study, understands that people’s bodies respond to healthy eating regimes in diverse ways.

  • Viral tweet shows how baby shower cakes can gender stereotype
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    Viral tweet shows how baby shower cakes can gender stereotype

    A Twitter user who goes by the name Onson Sweemey has shared a series of photos of eccentric gender reveal cakes that have been presented by expectant parents at their baby showers. One person’s baby shower has even been decorated with a strange sign that reads: “Pistols or pearls,” with accompanying images of a gun and a crown. Sweemey’s tweet has been retweeted 43,000 times and liked 137,000 times, with many people commenting with expressions of disbelief and their own examples of odd baby shower cakes.

  • Why you should never go on another diet
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    Why you should never go on another diet

    Most people - and women in particular - have been on a diet at some point in their lives. Past studies have concluded that two thirds of Brits are on a diet “most of the time,” women will spend 17 years of their lives on diets, and they also go on twice as many diets as they have lovers. Atkins, Dukan, Keto, cabbage soup, 5:2… we get lured in by weight loss promises that seem too good to be true - and they usually only work because they all come down to cutting calories.

  • Woman left paralysed from neck down after sit-up accident at gym
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    Woman left paralysed from neck down after sit-up accident at gym

    A young woman was left paralysed from the neck down when she fell from a piece of exercise equipment while doing sit-ups at the gym. Marcelle Mancuso is a 23-year-old law graduate from São José do Rio Preto in Brazil. In January 2016, Mancuso was performing a simple inverted sit-up at the gym when the accident occurred.

  • Should we worry about children's attachment to comfort items?
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    Should we worry about children's attachment to comfort items?

    The topic of comfort objects is hotly debated, with some arguing that the attachment to objects from babyhood is childish, unnecessary or even harmful. The truth is that even adults have attachment objects. Or hoard treasured objects from loved ones without second thought?

  • Drinking small amounts of alcohol may help you live to over 90, claims study
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    Drinking small amounts of alcohol may help you live to over 90, claims study

    Eating a healthier diet, regularly practising yoga in a peaceful park, visiting exotic hot springs to cleanse your body… people have tried all sorts of things to ensure longevity. Dr Claudia Kawas, a specialist in neurology from the University of California, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual conference in Austin, Texas about research that she has carried out for the past 15 years.

  • When plants move house there are bound to be casualties
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    When plants move house there are bound to be casualties

    When plants move house there are bound to be casualties

  • Keep off the grass! How the modernist gardens of Palm Springs are embracing arid plants
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    Keep off the grass! How the modernist gardens of Palm Springs are embracing arid plants

    Keep off the grass! How the modernist gardens of Palm Springs are embracing arid plants

  • Birth photography contest unveils incredible images from around the world
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    Birth photography contest unveils incredible images from around the world

    The act of giving birth is extraordinary and completely unique for every individual who experiences it. Birth Becomes Her, an online resource for birth photographers, carry out an annual contest to not only show the world how profound giving birth is, but also to shed a light on the power of photography. It depicts a child meeting their younger sibling for the very first time, peering through the glass as the newborn is submerged in water.

  • Grow to eat: pack your plot with stylish veg for looks and flavour
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    Grow to eat: pack your plot with stylish veg for looks and flavour

    Grow to eat: pack your plot with stylish veg for looks and flavour

  • Mother’s powerful response to gender-based stereotypes goes viral
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    Mother’s powerful response to gender-based stereotypes goes viral

    A mother’s poignant response to the gender stereotypes she witnessed as a child has gone viral on Facebook. Darla Halyk penned the powerful post to highlight how she felt an ingrained misogyny deeply affected her upbringing. It has since been shared more than 11,000 times, with men and women alike sharing their own experiences of gender-based stereotypes in response.

  • DIY faecal transplants can spread diseases such as hepatitis, experts warn
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    DIY faecal transplants can spread diseases such as hepatitis, experts warn

    Experts have expressed growing concerns over the rising trend of DIY faecal transplants, as they could be putting people at risk of contracting diseases such as hepatitis. A faecal transplant is a procedure used to help restore a person’s gut bacteria who has suffered from repeated occurrences of Clostridium difficile infection. Clostridium difficile, otherwise known as C. difficile or C. diff, is a debilitating infection that causes diarrhoea and can consequently lead to serious bowel issues.