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  • Tuesday 3 March 2015

    Eight ways to boost your metabolism

    Friends may put their slim figures down to a fast metabolism, while others who are overweight might blame it on a slow metabolism. Discover the lifestyle changes you can make to boost your metabolism.
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  • Monday 2 March 2015

    Ask our GP: what's causing my limp?

    Saga Magazine's Dr David Roche answers a reader's question about what could have caused a pronounced limp. Read On
  • Monday 2 March 2015

    10 reasons to get outdoors

    Yes, fresh air really can do you the world of good – from feeling happier to helping you sleep better. So what are you waiting for? Read On
  • Monday 2 March 2015

    Fainting: causes, symptoms and treatment

    Experiencing a sudden loss of consciousness, or seeing it happen to someone else, is alarming. Find out what the causes could be and how to handle it. Read On
  • Monday 2 March 2015

    Sugar: where's yours hiding?

    The World Health Organisation recommends getting no more than 5% of your daily calorie intake from sugars, the equivalent of 6 teaspoons per day, and yet the average Brit ingests around 65g sugar each day (more than 15 teaspoons). So find out which common foods contain surprisingly high amounts of sugar so you can keep your diet in check. Read On
  • Friday 27 February 2015

    Is a weekly weigh-in enough?

    How often should you weigh yourself? Diet and wellbeing blogger Judith Wills looks at some recent health research, but believes the results are not all they seem. Read On
  • Thursday 26 February 2015

    How to keep health records

    Around two thirds of retirees take one or more medications daily, so it's worth trying to organise your health information. Find out how with our guide to keeping your own health records. Read On
  • Wednesday 25 February 2015

    Your guide to prescription painkillers

    About 10 million people in the UK live with long-term pain, For most of these people – and at times, for many more of us - the painkillers we can buy from the chemist’s simply aren’t enough. Prescription pain killers can be targeted at the cause and type of pain you’re experiencing, and so stand a better chance of being effective. Here is our introduction to some of the main prescription painkillers. Read On
  • Friday 20 February 2015

    The butter vs olive oil debate rages on

    With the possible health benefits of butter making the headlines again, diet and wellbeing blogger Judith Wills offers her practical advice. Read On
  • Thursday 19 February 2015

    Promote health to prevent disease

    The top 10 things you can do today to prevent major diseases tomorrow. Read On
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