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Lose weight at a healthy rate

A healthy weight loss is 1-2lb a week. You will find hundreds of diets promising quick fixes for your weight loss but the majority of these are only promoting methods that are not achievable, unhealthy or dangerous. A simple combination of eating less and exercising more is the best long and short term weight loss

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Coffee and muffin calories

What exactly are Calories?

Calories are simply the measurement of energy in food. To eat a balanced diet it’s good to know how many calories are in the foods we are eating. Trying to lose weight requires you to eat less and to be more active. When you eat and drink you’re putting energy (calories) into your body, your

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Chocolate easter eggs

Life without chocolate

Christmas, Easter and birthdays are surely the most exciting times for a child, and one of the main reasons is the bounty of chocolate. Memorable events in childhood are marked with an endless confectionery-conveyor-belt of selection boxes, Easter Eggs and birthday cakes – but what happens if your child is allergic to dairy products, wheat,

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Exhausted runner

Compulsive exercise: spot the signs

Exercise is a fantastic way to keep in shape and to keep your body fit and healthy. It can provide a positive method of stress relief, create opportunities for socialising, and give an individual a great sense of achievement. However, for some people exercise regimes become such a vital part of their life that they

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Sad girl sitting on floor

When social services get involved

How many of us have been bawling at the kids to behave and wondered whether the neighbours are dialling social services? Or looked at our child’s bruised shins of many colours at the side of the pool and imagined that Esther Rantzen is going to come knocking? For most of us, it’s probably a fleeting

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Skin cancer symptoms

The most common type of cancer in the world is skin cancer. Non-melanoma skin cancer is a group of cancers which slowly develop in the upper layers of the skin. Non-melanoma distinguishes the more common kind of skin cancer from the less common skin cancer known as melanoma, this spreads faster in the body. The

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