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Beans and pulses in your diet

Pulses include beans, lentils and peas. They're a cheap, low-fat source of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals, and count towards your recommended 5 daily portions of fruit and vegetables. A pulse is an edible seed that grows in a pod. Pulses include all beans, peas…

Beat school exam stress

Tests and exams, including GCSEs, can be a challenging part of school life for both children and parents. But there are ways to ease the stress. 1. Watch out for exam stress Look out for signs of exam stress. Stressed children may be irritable, not sleep…

Beat the bloat

Get rid of bloating by cutting out fizzy drinks and foods that cause wind. Sit down to eat and take regular exercise. Most of us have experienced the feeling of being bloated, when your tummy is stretched, puffy and uncomfortable. It often happens after a big…

Beating bulimia

Bulimia nervosa is often regarded as a condition that affects only young women, but it can affect men and women of any age. Read on to find out what it is and possible causes.  What is bulimia? Bulimia is an eating disorder that is characterised by bingeing…

Beef curry

A spicy delight served with rice and relish to satisfy even the most demanding curry fan. This recipe is a good source of protein and carbs, and low in salt and fat. Serves: 2 Time: 55 minutes Ingredients 200g stewing beef or beef-style soya pieces 1 onion,…

Before sex: what to ask your partner

Whether you've been together for years or you've only just met, if sex is part of your relationship or is going to be, it's important to talk about it. Here's how. Talking about sex doesn't have to be difficult or embarrassing. If you feel that it is,…

Before you travel

From travel insurance to vaccinations, here's what to think about before you travel. Start preparing for your trip, especially long trips, 4 to 6 weeks before you go. Read the latest health and safety advice for the country you're travelling using: GOV.UK TravelHealthPro country information Find out if you…

Being a parent

It is a challenging, and rewarding,  process for anybody to become a parent. We want you to know that there are a number of services and activities available to support and guide you from pregnancy all the way through to your child starting school and…

Benefits of cycling

All you need to know about getting into cycling, including: benefits of cycling cycling safety tips organised cycling events safety gear checklist bicycle road safety check Find out about the health benefits of cycling and get tips on equipment, road safety, and cycle routes. Benefits of cycling Cycling…

Benefits of exercise

Step right up! It's the miracle cure we've all been waiting for. It can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%. It's free, easy…
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