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To Run Or To Lift, That Is The Question

What Aerobic and Resistance Exercise Do For Your Health When you think of exercise, what immediately comes to mind? Going out for a jog? Sweating it out on the spin bike at the gym? Or maybe loading up weight at the squat rack? What about a resistance band workout? All of those classify as exercise, but they serve different purposes. If …

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How ‘The Sultana Exercise’ Can Help You Lose Weight

The five-minute trick could be the secret to re-establishing a healthy relationship with food We all have to eat to stay alive, but how often do you actually savour your food? The concept of mindful eating is nothing new – for years, health gurus have extolled the virtues of appreciating your food instead of mindlessly shoving it into your mouth. …

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NHS Bans Chocolate !

Super-sized chocolate bars will be driven out of hospital shops and canteens under new targets to tackle obesity, the head of NHS England has pledged. Hospitals will receive extra funding if they limit most sweets and chocolates on sale to a maximum of 250 calories, under the plans. Simon Stevens said there was a need to fight the “super-size snack …

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Seven Common Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight

It’s that time of year, summer holidays are over, kids are back at school and you’ve been on a new diet to lose all the weight you put on while on your ‘all inclusive’ in the sun.  While you lost quite a lot of weight at first without much effort, you have now reached a plateau and all your hard …

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Is it Possible to Lose Weight with an Underactive Thyroid?

Is it Possible to Lose Weight with an Underactive Thyroid? If you are being treated for an underactive thyroid, medically known as hypothyroidism, and are struggling to lose body fat, you are not alone. Of the estimated 2% percent in the U.K. who have hypothyroidism, many find themselves with undesirable weight gain. Hypothyroidism is mostly seen in women between the …

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Why You Need to Know Your Body Fat Percentage

Do you know what your body fat percentage is, right now? Do you know what a healthy body fat percentage is for your gender? Do you know why you should care? Your body fat percentage is a value that tells you how much of your body weight is made up of fat. In terms of your overall health, your body …

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How to Help Heal a Heart

Suffering from a heart condition can be very stressful and upsetting. How will it affect your day to day life? Is there anything you can do? Lots of people, understandably, feel powerless. However, there are positive actions you can take to minimise any further problems. Obesity and Heart Conditions If you suffer from a heart condition, the logical starting point …

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