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Your waist and weight – are they putting your health at risk?

Are you a healthy weight? You can get an indication by measuring your waistline or calculating your BMI - or preferably doing both. Find out more about these commonly used methods and explore what they mean for you and your health.

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Getting ready for winter

Winter is a time when many of us will be exposed to increased risks of illness and extra demands will be placed on the health system to cope.

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No Problem With Plant-Based Plates

Contrary to popular misconception, adequately planned vegetarian diets can easily meet your body's requirements for protein, iron and zinc – but the jury's out on vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acids.

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Don’t Get Sick From The Gym

At the risk of seeming squeamish, gyms mean sweat and sweat can mean infection, so how can you avoid getting sick?

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Lifestyle Tips To Take To Heart

Simple everyday habits can either promote heart health - or compromise it. So what are some of the worst habits and why?

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The Drying Dilemma

Hand-washing is only half of the good hand hygiene equation. Drying counts too. But, when it comes to beating the bugs and the nasties, what is the best option for clean hands – paper towels or warm air driers?

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Healthy Lifestyle Drops Heart Failure Risk

Healthy living has many rewards – not least a lower lifetime risk of heart failure.

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Sleep Gets The Nod For Dodging Colds

Sleepless nights may make us more susceptible to the dreaded common cold.

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Hands Up For Hygiene

The first detailed report on hand hygiene in the home and community recommends that handwashing is key to keeping many infectious diseases under control.

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Healthier Lifestyles Could Prevent Most Type 2 Diabetes

Harvard researchers find the majority of new cases of Type 2 diabetes in older adults are preventable through modestly healthier lifestyles.

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Could You Be Superbugged At Gym?

Going to the gym should be all about improving your health, but the increasing risks from superbugs means that a few simple hygiene precautions are in order.

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Fighting The Flu

When you were a child, how often did your mother tell you to rug up when you went out into the cold to stop from getting sick?

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Smoking & Your Body

Smoking has a huge effect on virtually every part of your body.

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Adult Lifestyle Takes A Toll

Your lifestyle as an adult has more influence on your chances of developing diabetes than your childhood experiences.

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Mediterranean Lifestyle Beckons

Adopting the dietary and lifestyle traditions of the Mediterranean region could deliver substantial health dividends!

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