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How healthy is your liver? 

The liver, often overlooked and underestimated, plays a crucial role in maintaining your overall health. Positioned in the upper right side of your abdomen, this remarkable organ is responsible for a myriad of essential functions. It acts as a powerhouse for metabolism, aids in digestion, and detoxifies harmful substances in the bloodstream. The liver produces […]

Why am I not losing weight?

Do you keep asking yourself “Why am I not losing weight?” Losing weight is challenging, there’s no denying it. A lot of the time you can feel like you’re doing all the right things and still be frustrated that you’re not losing weight or not losing it at the speed you thought you would. Weight […]

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10 things you didn’t know about sun cream

Ah, sun cream—the unsung hero of beach bags and summer picnics! We slather it on to fend off sunburns and keep our skin youthful, but how much do we know about this creamy, protective potion? While we might think of sun cream as just another summertime necessity, there’s a whole lot more to this UV-fighting […]

Your Hay Fever Survival Guide

It’s that time of year again – the season that all hay fever sufferers hate the most. As the sun comes out to play, pollen levels start to rise, causing havoc with our eyes, nose and mouth. But what can be done to relieve the symptoms of hay fever? We discuss this, and more, in our article on the topic.

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SMEAR TESTS

What is a Smear Test? A smear test is a cervical cancer screening, that helps prevent cervical cancer. During the test a trained clinician takes a sample of cells from your cervix using a small soft brush, the test only takes a few minutes. The sample is then tested for certain types of HPV that […]

What is melanoma?

During scorching heat waves, it’s easy to prioritise making the most of the sun over considering the risks of skin cancer, especially when living in the UK when our sunny days are never guaranteed. However, protecting your skin is crucial not only during these intense heat waves but throughout the whole of the summer season. […]

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Health checks: The top 5 benefits

What is a health check?  There are lots of terms out there; health screen, health assessment, health MOT…but what is a health check? All of these terms mean the same thing. A health check is an appointment typically with a health care assistant and/or doctor where you can get several tests to check on your […]

What is a digital detox?

In our fast-paced, always-connected world, taking a digital detox might sound like a radical idea. But trust us, it’s worth it! Welcome to the world of digital detoxing, where the Wi-Fi is weak but the connection to life is strong. What exactly is a digital detox? Picture this: You, your favourite blanket, and a steaming […]

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Summer Blues: Managing SAD during the summer

When we think of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), our minds often jump to the cold, dark months of winter. However, it’s important to recognize that SAD can also rear its head during the seemingly joyful days of summer. While it might seem counterintuitive, some individuals experience a dip in mood and energy levels during the […]

HOW TO BECOME A RUNNER

Have you been toying with the idea of going for a run? Do you see all these people running around parks, along rivers and through the streets and think, “I could never do that”? We’ll let you in on a little secret…you absolutely can! Getting into running doesn’t have to be difficult, once you get […]

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