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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…

Weight loss wonders

Debbie and Brendan Byrne lost more than 60kg together by binning takeaways in favour of a healthy diet. Rewind a few years and the Byrne family's diet consisted of Chinese takeaways, kebabs and pizzas. Debbie Byrne, 45, who lives in Essex with her husband Brendan, 41, and their four…

Weight loss: 'I knew I had to change'

Robert Langston knew he had to change his life. He was 37, weighed 16.2 stone (103kg) and couldn't walk down his local high street without losing his breath. He had diabetes, high blood pressure and asthma, and knew that his poor diet and a lack of physical activity had…

Welcome to Havering (Ласкаво просимо до Havering) - Information for Ukrainian Refugees

We have pulled together some useful information for Ukrainian refugees that are living in Havering, we have included link to Havering Councils main website on this page too for any other information you may need to know about living in the Borough. If you need…

What are superfoods?

We examine the evidence behind the health claims of 10 of the most popular so-called superfoods. So-called, because there is no official definition of a "superfood" and the EU has banned health claims on packaging unless supported by scientific evidence. But that hasn't stopped many food…
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