12 Benefits of Walking – Surprising Effects on Health

Walking might seem like too normal an activity to benefit your health in many ways, but it’s actually surprisingly beneficial as an exercise form. The benefits of walking include improved heart and lung function, flexibility, muscle strength, reduced blood pressure and other important benefits. Read on to discover 12 benefits of walking and discover why a daily walk can help prevent everything from cancer and aging to diabetes and dementia.   Read More

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Is Marathon Running Dangerous?

Most runners have experienced sprains, strains and other minor injuries. But marathon running is a step on from regular running – not many people run 26.2 miles in one go. It sounds tough and obviously intensely tiring- but can running marathons be dangerous? Read on to find out just how dangerous running a marathon is – and how to protect yourself during training and in the big race. Read More

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How to Use Weightlifting Straps

Weightlifting straps straps are used by weightlifters to help them lift heavier weights. Lifting straps help your grip strength, so the bar won’t slip out of your grasp when lifting a heavy weight.  This is ideal for lifts such as the deadlift, weighted pull ups and shrugs – any lift where superior grip strength is important. Read on to learn how to choose the right weightlifting straps, when to avoid using lifting straps and how to put them on properly and use lifting straps effectively. Read More

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Heal Your Body and Mind with Fresh Air – on Prescription!

New studies show that simply being outdoors could be an effective treatment for many complaints, from depression and pre-diabetes to high blood pressure and obesity. It has long been known that the modern indoor lifestyle is detrimental to people’s health but researchers have concluded that the natural world is more powerful than we think. Some doctors in America are now even giving prescriptions for spending time outdoors in the fresh air. Read More

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Top 5 Cancer-Fighting Foods

If you were perturbed by the list of cancer-causing foods analysed in our last blog post, thankfully there are also many foods that have excellent protective properties. We have collected a list of the most powerful cancer-fighting foods with which to stock your fridge and cupboards. You can fight the damage done by the carcinogenic foods we all consume from time to time by eating some of these health-giving options, all thoroughly recommended by the World Health Organisation. Read on to explore some of the best cancer-fighting foods. Read More

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Top 5 Cancer-Causing Foods

The World Health Organisation has declared bacon, ham and sausages as carcinogenic. Processed meats are now on the no-go list, which means that innocuous ham sandwich or sausage roll has been placed into the same deadly category as cigarettes, alcohol, asbestos and arsenic. There are a number of foods that have been linked with cancer over the years. Read on to explore some of the most carcinogenic foods to avoid. Read More

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Pilates is the Best Cure for Backache

The best cure for backache is Pilates, a new studies suggests. Taking painkiller is not an effective way to deal with back pain and sufferers would do far better to take a Pilates or yoga class instead. Although NSAIDs such as iboprofen are highly popular, the latest research suggests they are almost pointless. Read on to discover more about the findings form the latest studies into backache, anti-inflammatory drugs and doctors’ suggestions for managing or curing lower back pain. Read More

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Top 10 Herbs and Spices for Amazing Health Benefits

The health benefits of herbs and spices are many – and they are as easy to find as opening the kitchen cupboard. Most people think of herbs and spices as an extra topping to food, or even an unnecessary garnish. However many experts think we should treat herbs and spices as foods in their own right due to their amazing health benefits – and even that we should be sprinkling them into every meal with abandon! So, which herbs and spices are most beneficial to your health and what amazing improvements can we expect?
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Top 10 Retro Ice Lollies

Although the sun is a temperamental visitor to the UK, when it does show its face, the first thing that springs to mind is the humble ice lolly! There are plenty of lollies in supermarket freezers these days, such as the classics Magnum and Solero but none compare with the classics of old. We’re talking about the ice lollies from the ice cream vans during the 80s and 90s. So roll up the retro ices! Check out this list of lollies and tell us which is your favourite: Read More

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