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Health benefits of rock climbing

Find out about rock climbing's unique physical and mental challenge, how to get started and the life skills it provides. Rock climbing was originally used by experienced climbers to practise skills needed for scaling difficult sections of a mountain. These days it takes the following forms: bouldering:…

Health checks for gay men and women

Research suggests gay men and lesbians are less likely to have routine screening tests than heterosexuals. Illnesses such as cancer can affect anyone, whether you're gay or straight. But some gay men and lesbians may be less likely to have screening and testing than heterosexuals. This could…

The health risks of gum disease

The state of your teeth affects your overall health, with gum disease linked to lots of health problems in other parts of the body. Therefore, brushing your teeth can prevent gum disease and improve your overall health. Did you know that gum disease isn't just…

Healthier lunchboxes

School meals are a great choice for your child, but if you choose to make a packed lunch for them instead here are some tips for preparing a healthier lunchbox. What to include in your child's lunchbox A healthier lunchbox should: be based on starchy carbohydrates…

Healthier takeaways

Takeaways are often cheap, convenient and satisfying but, unfortunately, they're not always very healthy.  Some takeaway meals can push you over your recommended daily maximum amount of salt and fat, which can lead to a variety of health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes. Some takeaways and restaurants…

Healthy breakfast cereals

With shelves stacked top to bottom with hundreds of brightly coloured boxes competing for your attention, supermarket breakfast cereal aisles can sometimes feel like walking through a minefield. Make the wrong choice and you or your child could end up with a breakfast cereal high in sugar,…

Healthy breakfasts (for people who hate breakfast)

Get into the habit of eating a morning meal with these simple breakfasts, designed to whet the appetite of even the most habitual breakfast-skipper. Not hungry first thing in the morning? Pushed for time? Trying to lose weight? These calorie-counted treats will tempt you to rediscover the pleasure…

Healthy Christmas dinner

Find out how you can cut 500kcal from your traditional Christmas dinner without sacrificing the taste. Turkey Turkey is a good source of protein and, without the skin, is low in fat. It provides B vitamins, which you need for energy production. The skin on…

Healthy Christmas snacks

When it comes to snacks and treats, temptation is all around us at Christmas. Here are some healthier options. If you're hosting... If you're hosting your own party, make the traditional favourites less calorie heavy with the following tips:  make open-top mince pies - using less pastry cuts…

Healthy eating during the menopause

Eating a healthy, balanced diet and losing any excess weight can help ease some of the symptoms of the menopause, such as tiredness and hot flushes, and reduce your risk of heart and bone problems. It's important to eat a wide variety of foods, in the right…
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