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Looking after your mental health | how exercise can help
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Mental health is a tricky one. It is usually the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about because it’s hidden, it’s personal and it’s judgeable. Unlike a physical injury it’s not obvious; if you’ve got a…

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What is nicotine? And how does it affect smokers?
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Answer: Nicotine is a natural product of tobacco, occurring in the leaves of Nicotiana tabacum and Nicotiana rustica. It can also be found in the nightshade (solanaceae) family of plants. This family includes: tomato, potato, aubergine,…

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Cognitive Dissonance: the reason people continue to smoke despite the Coronavirus risks
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Why people continue to smoke: explaining opposite behaviours; destructive smoking and protecting from Covid-19 Written by Be Smoke Free Coach, Karolina  Ayers   There are many people who continue to smoke knowing its destructive consequences, yet at the same time do all what’s possible…

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Move More With Stephanie
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What classes are available?  The range of classes that I currently run are:  Healthy Cardio designed with the intention raising the heart rate for the cardiovascular system, to build more lung capacity and help to lose weight as well.  Strength Conditioning which is designed to really condition the body…

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How do I know if I am drinking too much alcohol?
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It is recommended that we drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week. However, it is important to note that these units should be spread evenly across 3 or 4 days. This means that you should not be saving up…

5 Signs Your Kidneys May be in Danger
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The following blog post was written by our guest editor, Jenny Hart, who is a Health and Wellness Writer with a focus on ageing and travel. She has also obtained a Bachelor’s Degree  in Health…

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Easy To Make, Healthy Meals
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Meal planning can be difficult enough, without having to make sure that each meal is balanced and nutritious. So we’ve used the NHS’ Eatwell Guide to put together some simple, healthy meal ideas for you.…

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Diabetes explained
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What is diabetes? Watch this video to find out more: Prevention Healthy lifestyle choices can reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes by 58% Weight management – a higher body weight causes your insulin to perform…

How to quit smoking, and stay quit, during lockdown
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Quitting is a process; take it one day at a time. Withdrawal symptoms can feel unpleasant and uncomfortable, but it’s important to remember that they are only temporary and are definitely not life-threatening. And most importantly,…