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Rediscovering body confidence with Slendertone

Health

The slim and discreet abdominal toning belt that firms and tones your tummy anytime, anywhere.

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When a family member with dementia goes into care

Care and carers

It can be a daunting and emotional time for families coming to the decision to move a relative with dementia into care. Rebecca Harbron...

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10 Tips on how to live longer

Health

We all want a healthy later life but sometimes old habits get in the way. Here are 10 tips that are easy to follow but could have a...

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Five golden rules of eating for a good night’s sleep

Nutrition

Rob Hobson is a registered nutritionist and Healthspan Head of Nutrition.. He is also author of Cheats & Eats and The Detox Kitchen Bible.

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Struggling with COPD? – These simple techniques may help?

Health

Paul Brice, author of COPD Innovative Breathing Techniques shares advice for people with the condition to get the most out of their...

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Why are we a pill popping nation?

Health

New research shows that up to 50% of the UK population is taking some form of medication every day. The question is, is this level of mass...

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Incontinence: the taboo hurting the dignity and health of millions

Health

Leading charities warn incontinence is one of the biggest issues for countless people with serious health conditions who they support – but taboo around the topic forces those affected to struggle in silence.

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My Stroke Guide – supporting recovery 24/7

Health, Sponsored

Stroke can change your life in an instant. Whether it's happened to you or someone close to you, My Stroke Guide is there to help support...

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Nation’s bone health under threat

Nutrition

A survey commissioned by the Health and Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS) reveals that faddy diets and poor knowledge of...

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Is the 3.4% spending increase enough to ‘save’ the NHS?

Health

Maria Goddard welcomes the government’s commitment to increase spending on critical health services but says 3.4% is not a long-term solution to making the NHS fit for the future.

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How you are helping the environment by getting lens treatment

Sponsored, The A to Z of Lens Surgery for Over 50s

Have you ever considered how laser eye surgery/lens replacement treatment can be an eco-friendly alternative to disposables?...

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Most common causes for dry eyes

Sponsored, The A to Z of Lens Surgery for Over 50s

Dry eyes can be uncomfortable and make it more difficult to read, use computers or even use your smart phone. Here is our guide to the most...

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Little wins for coping with arthritis

Health

Arthritis affects men and women of all ages and can be a huge burden but a social media campaign aims to help people make the most of their lives by sharing their top tips for dealing with the condition.

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Beating the side effects of statins

Health

So, you have high cholesterol and your doctor prescribes you with statins. But what happens if you experience side effects?...

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A hot bath has benefits similar to exercise

Health

Steve Faulkner examines how activities that increase 'heat shock proteins' may have health benefits for people who are unable to exercise...

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Dance away dementia

Dementia care & awareness

Laugh, sleep, dance and socialise your way to a happier and healthier brain

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How to stop ‘running on empty’

Health

Jane Collins reveals some common sense tips to reinvigorate energy levels for those experiencing a 50-plus dip! ...

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Plant-based supplements and lower cholesterol

Health

As the statin debate continues to rage among both medics and our media, the question is, what can we do to take control of our own heart...

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8 flights a day keep the doctor away

Health

Middle age weight gain has a negative impact on your health but something as simple as walking up stairs can help to keep you in trim.

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Middle-aged Brits are developing ‘long-arm syndrome’ to see phone screens

Eye health in later life

Vanity and self-consciousness preventing people from accepting presbyopia and seeking a solution for their sight issues....

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Feed your fibre knowledge

Nutrition

Having a low-fibre diet is not good for your health. Here Nichola Ludlam-Raine explains how some women are missing their recommended daily...

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Yoga for Confidence

Fitness

Yoga isn’t just a form of meditation; yoga teacher Mollie McClelland Morris explains how it can also boost your self-confidence.

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Five ways to avoid weight gain when it’s cold

Health

With icy temperatures and chilly winds, the pounds tend to pile on. Nutritional Therapist Hannah Braye advices how to keep the weight off. ...

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The key nutrients for a healthy immune system

Nutrition

As we succumb to another cold spell, it's important to know which nutrients you need to support your immune system and fight against flu....

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Are you suffering with ‘menxiety’ at work?

Women's Health

Living and working longer means that more women are likely to be going through the menopause at work.

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Are you struggling to sleep?

Health

During the cold and dark months, it's important to get enough sleep to keep you energised and motivated. Here are our top tips for a better...

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Six health reasons to reduce your alcohol consumption

Health

It's no secret; alcohol consumption needs to be carefully monitored. Reducing the amount you drink helps keep your health goals on track. ...

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Exercise keeps the mind sharp post 50

Fitness

Dr Sally Norton explains how exercise helps keep the mind attentive and sharp during the ageing process.

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A diet, but you can still eat chocolate

Nutrition

There's a new diet on the block and this one lets you eat pasta and chocolate. Jackie Wicks explains. ...

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Tops tips to boost your immune system

Health

Bounce into the New Year with Dr Riccardo Di Cuffa's top tips for a flu-free January....

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How to beat blue Monday

Health

Breeze through the Monday blues with these top tips shared by sleep and energy expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan.

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How to effectively ward off winter flu

Health

Flu season has a tendency to follow you into the New Year but how exactly can you avoid the lurgy and treat it quickly if you do get struck...

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Four yoga poses to strengthen bones

Fitness

Improve your bone health and reduce anxiety with these simple yoga positions that can be carried out at home. ...

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Give a little back this year

Health

Setting yourself a personal challenge is far more rewarding when it’s for a good cause. Find out who you could help with Dimbleby Cancer Care.

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The healthy trends to look out for in 2018

Nutrition

Sticking to the New Year's resolutions has never been easier. Nutritionist Kim Pearson shares her predictions for the top healthy food...

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A nutritionists Christmas survival guide

Nutrition

Nutritionist Kim Pearson, shares a few of the things she does over the festive season to stay healthy without avoiding mince pies and fun...

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Party all day, sleep all night

Health

Alison Cullen shares her top tips for keeping the festivities flowing without the added exhaustion felt by many over the Christmas holidays.

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Five reasons to stock up on honey this winter

Health

It doesn't just taste great on your breakfast, honey is packed full of health and beauty benefits explains Emily Abbott....

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Nine ways to add chia seeds to your diet

Nutrition

When it comes to the nutritional benefits of eating chia seeds, the list is endless. ...

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Could vitamin D help prevent rheumatoid arthritis?

Health

Behind the headlines finds a balanced intake of Vitamin D-rich foods could help prevent inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis from developing in the first place.

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Seven days to top up your vitamin D

Nutrition

It's difficult to get what you need from food alone but certain foods still provide us with a useful source of vitamin D. ...

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Five tips on how to eat more mindfully

Health

Learning to eat more mindfully could be a far more effective way to lose weight than dieting, Lisa Beasley explains. ...

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Six ways to combat winter bleakness

Health

Don’t let the darker days damped your mood and stay energised this winter with these top tips.

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Thinking about paying for your own care?

Care and carers

Lucy Harmer, Director of Services at Independent Age, offers advice on what to think about if you need to pay for your own care. ...

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Could Beetroot help lower blood pressure?

Health

This versatile vegetable may be doing more than adding a splash of colour to your plate, Dr Emma Derbyshire explains. ...

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The three thieves of sight

Health

Diminishing vision may be a factor of ageing but it’s important to understand the three main causes of sight loss and the treatments available.

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Could your diet be the answer to combatting menopause?

Women's Health

If you're struggling with night sweats and fatigue, changing your diet could help ease your symptoms explain Nutritional therapist Karen...

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Women with disabilities may be missing out on cancer screening

Women's Health

Health study shows cancer screening services are not taken up by thousands of disabled women...

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Is your stress level damaging your heart?

Health

Do you find yourself lying awake at night? Your stress level could be doing more damage than just keeping you awake.

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Five reasons science tells us to eat more chocolate

Nutrition

Did you know that small amounts of dark chocolate can boost your health, from improving your mood to helping tame a cough?...

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More than feeling blue

Health

Depression is the most common mental health problem in older people. Yet they are often reluctant to seek medical treatment for something...

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Seven steps to a healthier heart

Health

Discover how making just a few small tweaks to your lifestyle can significantly reduce your risk of a heart attack.

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A fitter frame for a fitter brain

Fitness

Can't remember the last time you went to the gym? Well, your lack of exercise may well account for that, in more ways than you might think....

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A feast for the eyes: nutrition and your vision

Health

Keeping an eye out for the right foods to protect your vision and eye health is easier than you think explains Marry Cotter....

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Act 3, how to have a better life post 50

Health

Feeling the mid-life blues? Life coach and author, Judy Reith, explains how to avoid regret in later life.

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How to retire healthy

Health

Health is important during every phase of life but approaching retirement it's particularly important to be at optimum health for your next...

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Love your gut, and it will love you back

Women's Health

The gut is one of the most important organs in the body and it plays a vital role in our health and wellbeing in many different ways. ...

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Breaking the fast: here’s why breakfast is more important than you think

Health

Find yourself skipping breakfast for a biscuit on the road? Missing breakfast will compromise your energy levels and may even aid weight gain.

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Eight at home anxiety remedies

Health

With the summer now a distant memory, it's important to keep anxiety and depression at bay as the colder nights draw in....

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Eating your way out of the menopause

Women's Health

"It's never too early or too late to start", Blogger and founder of Alternative Ageing, Suzi Grant, offers her advice for eating your way...

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Top tips when booking a GP appointment

Health

Dr Richard Roope from CRUK’s Clinical Champion for Cancer shares his top tips when booking a GP appointment.

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The natural energy boosters your body craves

Health

Naturopathic nutritionist Amy Morris shares her top tips on the simple and natural ways to boost your energy....

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Why older women should take Omega-3

Nutrition

Nutritionist Tom Oliver examines why Omega 3 rich foods and supplements are important to women as we age....

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Overcoming Bladder Weakness during the Menopause

Sponsored, Women's Health

As if all the hormonal changes weren’t enough, the menopause may also bring the unwelcomed gift of a weakened pelvic floor.

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Ten signs your gut is unhappy

Women's Health

Nutritional Therapist Claire Barnes outlines the warning signs of an unhealthy gut in women....

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Yoga for Beginners

Fitness

With a positive impact on both mental and physical health, Yoga is an excellent way to stay healthy. ...

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Five steps to take the pause out of menopause

Women's Health

Some women sail through the menopause, but for lots of women, ‘the change’ can be tough, physically and emotionally but there are solutions to the symptoms.

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Five ways owning a pet can benefit your health

Health

Loyal and loving companions, owning a pet can have a positive impact on mental health. ...

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No bones about it: keeping men healthy

Men's Health

If you think brittle bones is a 'woman's problem' you'd be wrong. One in five men over the age of 50 will break a bone as a result of...

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Why we should all make time for ourselves

Women's Health

Women’s health specialist Rachel Bromley explains the importance of making time for yourself.

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Coping with mental wellbeing as a middle aged man

Men's Health

Middle-aged men often feel lost which can lead to depression. David and Dan from The Mind Changers offer advice for those struggling in...

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Five foods men shouldn’t be without

Men's Health

Having a balanced nutrient-rich diet is essential for life but there are some food groups that are particularly important for men. ...

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New mindfulness podcasts for patients with blood cancer

Men's Health

New podcast resource challenges the psychological impact of cancer on older men

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It’s never too late to start exercising

Men's Health

56 year old IronMan competitor Ian Oliver explains why he decided to get exercise and how he got involved with IronMan competitions....

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Anyone, any ability, anytime

Fitness

Getting fit after 50 just got a whole lot easier and it's not a challenge you need to face alone. ...

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Men need more excercise to live a healthy retirement

Men's Health

Research shows older men not exercising enough to enjoy happy retirement.

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Ten facts you need to know about your sun protection

Women's Health

Dr Preema Vig answers the most commonly asked questions about sun protection and care....

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Seven days to a better Menopause

Women's Health

It may be a natural process that women experience but that doesn't mean you have to suffer, here's how to improve symptoms. ...

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Seven tips to help when period pain strikes

Women's Health

Don’t just put up with the pain, be proactive and find what works best for you.

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Four ways to keep your body strong as you age

Men's Health

Imogen Watson, adult specialist dietitian, reveals four simple ways to ensure healthy ageing....

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Gout: Not just for old men

Men's Health

Once known as "the rich disease", case numbers are increasing, a limping Michael Edwards investigates...

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Bladder weakness and men

Men's Health

Urine leakage prevents a quarter of older men from playing sport.

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Simple step to protect people with type 1 diabetes against heart disease

Women's Health

Researchers find hope for type 1 diabetes patients in form of single extra insulin shot....

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Eight ways to protect yourself from heart disease

Women's Health

From getting checked out to managing stress levels, here's how you can lower your risk of heart disease....

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Ten facts affecting men’s health

Men's Health

Ten facts you may find surprising about men’s health as they age.

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Get a handle on hay fever

Health

Don't let hay fever rule your summer, try these top tips to reduce symptoms and head outdoors....

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How to cope with emotional pressures in later life

Women's Health

Women over 45 are likely to face mental health pressures including stress, depression, and anxiety. Lynette Evans advises how to keep these...

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Eight ways to recognise you have issues with your pelvic floor

Women's Health

Dr Ruth Maher, pelvic floor expert, explains some of the main ways to recognise that you have issues with your pelvic floor muscles.

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Thea is living proof that research works and it needs to continue

Health, Sponsored

Research funded by Cancer Research UK has changed the way children like Thea are treated for Wilms' tumour, made possible in part thanks to...

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Cancer survival rates double over the past 40 years

Health, Sponsored

Cancer research taking place across the UK has helped dramatically improve survival rates since 1970s....

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Gifts in Wills are supporting vital cancer research

Health, Sponsored

Scientists like Dr Allan Jordan are developing vital life-saving cancer treatment funded by gifts in Wills.

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Bowel cancer screening saves lives

Health, Sponsored

Anne received life-saving treatment for bowel cancer after she was diagnosed following a routine screening test....

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Top five common conditions affecting over 50s

Health

Turning 50 doesn't require any drastic life chances but we should be more mindful about health conditions associated with ageing. ...

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Five ways to boost your brain health

Health

Ensure you’re firing on all cylinders with these top tips for looking after your brain health.

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Don’t suffer in silence

Women's Health

Learning about your food fingerprint could drastically reduce your IBS symptoms, so there's no need to suffer quietly. ...

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Changes to adopt to improve happiness

Health

Most of us could do with more happiness in our lives. Finding simple ways to feel happier can make a huge difference to our happiness...

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10 facts you may not know about women’s health

Women's Health

Your Doctor has provided a list of 10 common women’s health issues, some more obvious than others.

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Stay in control of your IBS

Health

Digestive health expert Linda Booth offers her tips for managing IBS and explains some of the most common triggers....

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Eight ways to boost your intake of vitamin D

Nutrition

Help keep your vitamin D levels topped up with simple tips that can be introduced into your daily routine. ...

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Food pairings that maximise absorption

Nutrition

Become your own food mixologist with the help of Rob Hobson’s list of food pairings that increase nutrient absorption.

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