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Vitamins for children

Growing children, especially those who don't eat a varied diet, sometimes don't get enough vitamins A and C. It's also difficult to get enough vitamin D through food alone. That's why the Department of Health recommends that all children aged six months to five years are given…

Vitamins, supplements and nutrition in pregnancy

Eating a healthy, varied diet in pregnancy will help you to get most of the vitamins and minerals you need. There are some vitamins and minerals that are especially important. It's best to get vitamins and minerals from the food you eat, but when you are pregnant you will…

Volunteering for Crisis at Christmas

Crisis at Christmas centres, organised by the charity Crisis, are safe and warm places where homeless people can spend the festive period. Volunteer Victoria Hunt describes her first shift in December 2013. I'd heard from volunteering friends that Crisis at Christmas was a fantastic project supporting…

Volunteering in Havering

The Early Help Service runs a number of volunteer programmes across Havering to support our work with children, young people, and families. We don’t ask for any qualifications, just a commitment to and passion for providing the best service for children, young people, and families…

Walking for health

Walking is simple, free, and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. Sometimes overlooked as a form of exercise, walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier. You don't have to walk for…

Water, drinks and your health

It's easy to overlook, but choosing healthier drinks is a key part of getting a balanced diet. Many soft drinks - including instant powdered drinks and hot chocolate - are high in sugar. Food and drinks that are high in sugar are often high in calories, and…

Ways to manage chronic pain

The old-fashioned treatment for persistent pain, also known as chronic pain, was bed rest for weeks or months on end. We now know this is the worst possible approach. Exercise and continuing to work are key to recovery. Forget resting if you have a painful…

Weather and hay fever

The hay fever season can last from March to October and some unlucky people only get a break from symptoms in winter. If your allergy symptoms are caused by pollen alone, you won't have symptoms in November, December and January. In Britain, plants do not release…

Weight loss success stories

The NHS weight loss plan has been downloaded more than 3 million times. Find out why the 12-week programme is such a hit from people who have successfully lost weight. Lesley Trundle, 53, from London Weight lost: 14.5kg (32lbs) "I started the NHS weight loss plan on January 7…

Weight loss tips

Losing weight and keeping it off isn't easy, but it has many benefits. You may only need to make small changes to your lifestyle to maintain a healthy weight. Obesity is linked to serious health problems and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease…
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