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Scottish government crackdown on unhealthy food offers

The promotion of food and drink high in fat, sugar and salt is to be restricted in Scotland, ministers have confirmed. The Scottish government plans the move as part of its new diet and obesity strategy to help people lose weight. Ministers also want to see the broadcast of TV adverts for unhealthy food banned before the 21:00 watershed. TV …

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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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