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Running tips for beginners

Running is free, you can do it anywhere, and it burns more calories than any other mainstream exercise. Regular running can reduce your risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also boost your mood and keep your weight…

Running to music

Music can help you run more efficiently and for longer, according to research. What effect does music have on us? Music can influence our state of mind. Not only can it enhance our mood, it can also change our mood. It can relax, and it…

Safe lifting tips

One of the biggest causes of back injury at work is lifting or handling objects incorrectly. Learning and following the correct method for lifting and handling heavy loads can help prevent injury and avoid back pain. Check out these safe lifting and handling tips, recommended by the…

Safe swimming in the UK

How to avoid getting sick and other health risks from swimming in the sea, streams, rivers and lakes. Sewage in the sea Swimming in sewage-contaminated sea water can cause diarrhoea and vomiting, as well as infections of the ear, nose and throat. Many beaches in Britain have…

Safer sex on holiday

Unprotected sex on holiday can have the same results as when you're at home - sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or unintended pregnancy. Find out how to protect yourself, and where to go for help if you need it. Over the course of 2013 in England,…

Sally's story: post-adoption support for our children

Sally Donovan opens up about the health issues experienced by her two adopted children and the support they receive. Sally and Rob Donovan decided they wanted to start a family in their early thirties. But after years of trying, they were told that they couldn't conceive naturally,…

Salt: the facts

Find out the daily salt recommendations for adults, children and babies and learn how to use nutrition labels to spot the salt in food. A diet high in salt can cause raised blood pressure, which can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. High blood pressure…

School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS) helps your child achieve 5 A Day. Fruit and vegetables are a good source of the nutrients that children need and form part of a healthy, balanced diet. It's recommended that children - like adults - eat at…

Self-help tips to fight tiredness

Many cases of tiredness are due to stress, not enough sleep, poor diet and other lifestyle factors. Try these self-help tips to restore your energy levels. If you feel you're suffering from fatigue, which is an overwhelming tiredness that isn't relieved by rest and sleep, you may have an…

SEND Information and Advice Support Service

Havering SENDIASS provides free, impartial and confidential information, advice and support service offering assistance to parents/carers of children with SEND aged 0-16 years and young people (with SEND) themselves 16-25 years. Please note that we can support parents/carers of young people who are 16-25 years…
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