Tag Archives: health

The sports drinks debate

November 17, 2011

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Exercise can be draining but we always want to push ourselves a little further. It seems that if you want to enhance your exercise regime then you need to take sports energy drinks. But are these supposedly restorative drinks anything more than just a marketing ploy?

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Unusual fitness regimes

November 4, 2011

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Keeping fit can be so dull but luckily there are a whole range of activities out there. Some of them are pretty strange. Here’s a rundown of some of the more unusual fitness regimes that you can try.

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Are gadgets causing you pain?

October 20, 2011

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In this era of smart phones and tablets we have become increasingly reliant upon technology for our internet browsing, but could these wonders be causing you pain?

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An Ounce of Flu Prevention

October 14, 2011

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With the winter comes the flu season. Flu viruses can spread by contact, so regularly washing your hands with soap and water is the most important thing you can do to keep yourself healthy.

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Swimming – a forgotten form of exercise?

October 12, 2011

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Despite the growing number of young people who take up gym memberships at various institutions up and down the country it seems that they’re not making use of humble swimming pool

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Singing as part of a healthy lifestyle

October 5, 2011

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Whether you can sing or not it’s an activity that has many benefits you might not know of. If you’re the karaoke king or queen or just sing in the shower, it provides a simple work out for the mind and the body.

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You, Scottish Food, Running Off That Scottish Food

October 3, 2011

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After the fun and games of the Great Edinburgh Run yesterday, we’re investigating the facts and figures behind some of Scotland’s culinary habits.

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Does the UK need more midwives?

September 15, 2011

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The Royal College of Midwives is claiming that there is a chronic shortage of midwives in England. There has been a 22% rise in birth rates over the last 20 years, but not enough new midwives have been recruited to deal with the higher numbers.

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Gin o’clock is good for health!

September 10, 2011

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There always seems to be a new health study which claims alcohol is terrible for us, but we’re particularly fond of the results of the latest study. That’s because scientists have concluded that a daily dose of alcohol could actually improve women’s health in old age! Many experts warn of the negative effects of drinking [...]

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Why do we gain weight in a relationship?

August 22, 2011

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Everyone puts on a little or sometimes a lot of weight when they find themselves in a long term relationship. It’s not just women this happens to: many men find themselves with a beer belly they didn’t have when they were single.  But why?

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