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FaceApp or your metabolic age?

FaceApp vs metabolic age

Have you succumbed to FaceApp yet to see how you’re going to age? I was tempted but then when I researched it, I read about the controversy over how much of your data the app has access to on your phone and what it can do with the photo of the older version of yourself.…

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On the road and keeping healthy

On the road and keeping healthy

Being away from home, whether for work or play and keeping healthy can be challenging. Our routines get messed up when it comes to sleep, food and exercise. Then, of course, add travel into the mix too! Travelling saps your energy, especially flying both short and long haul. Before you even get on the plane…

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Time for a blood pressure check?

blood pressure check

It’s world hypertension day today. When was the last time you had a blood pressure check? The test can warn if you are at risk of developing serious problems such heart failure, heart attack, strokes and even kidney failure and dementia. Blood pressure is the term used to describe the strength with which your blood…

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Mental Health Awareness Week – Body Image

mental health awareness week - body image

Body image is the theme for this year’s mental health awareness week in the UK. We all go through crises of confidence where we don’t feel comfortable in our own skin. Going through phases where we hate the way we look. And becoming fixated on a certain part of our body that we detest, and…

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Do you know your numbers?

Knowing your numbers or your vital stats is a great way to keep track of how you’re doing health wise You can buy body scan scales relatively cheaply which as well as doing your weight will may measure your: Fat % Muscle mass % Hydration % Daily calorie intake Metabolic age (your fitness age) Bone…

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Exercise – love it or loathe it?

Did you know humans are designed to move around 3 – 5 miles per day (10,000 steps!). Our lives have become more sedentary, and sitting is allegedly the new cancer, apparently worse than smoking. How much exercise do we actually need? The World Health Organisation and Public Health England recommend 3 – 5 x 30-minute…

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Drink more and pimp

Pimped up water with citrus and mint

We’re talking water – sorry, not alcohol, even though a gin and tonic with ice and a slice can be quite refreshing! When we’re told to drink more water, it can seem such a chore and a mammoth challenge to actually drink the amount we’re told to by the experts. About 80% of our water…

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How to minimise jet lag

Jet lag can affect everyone. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a frequent flyer with tens of thousands of air miles in the bank or somebody who takes a once a year holiday flight. What is jet lag? Jet lag is a sleep disorder a great many people suffer with.  It used to be considered a…

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