Health

Small changes BIG WINS!

 Small changes BIG WINS! Tiny tweaks are all it takes to make healthier lifestyle habits that you really can keep up, discovers Christabel Smith Whether we want to lose weight, reduce stress or find more time away from technology, it’s tempting to set unrealistic goals. We can’t run the London Marathon when we’ve never jogged further than the front gate,…

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My Parents Bought My Dream Body

My Parents Bought My Dream Body She’d lost 8st, but Lauren Eggison, 34, took drastic action to finish the job. Standing in front of the changing- room mirror, zipping up a pair of size 12 slim-fitting jeans, I should have been marvelling at just how far I had come. It’d been a dream to get to this size, and I’d…

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HEALTHY(ISH!)

HEALTHY(ISH!) It may not be sexy, but the fibre is the superfood most of us are missing While the trendy world of health focuses on adaptogens and the benefits of CBD oil, Harley Street dietitian Rachel Clarkson says if she could choose a superfood, hers would be fibre. Fibre? Isn’t that just something our grandparents were obsessed with? Being ‘regular’?…

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HOW TO SNACK WELL

HOW TO SNACK WELL The biscuit that’s made for dunkin’ – and is perfect pre-breakfast Each week we celebrate the love of a good snack, with genius ideas for eating for pure pleasure – either solo or with friends… AS A FOOD professional, one of my key areas of interest is the space in which baked goods and breakfast intersect.…

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I Couldn’t Leave China Without My Son – Coronavirus

I Couldn’t Leave China Without My Son – Coronavirus After Wuhan was identified as the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus, Crystal Reid  FOR THE LAST THREE WEEKS, British nursery teacher Natalie Francis, her Chinese husband and their three-year-old son, Jamie, have been cooped up inside their high-rise flat in Wuhan. Jamie, who loves playing football outside and riding his bike,…

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Shaping Up

Shaping Up THE HEALTH AND FITNESS INDUSTRY IS CALLING OFF THE ENDLESS SEARCH FOR THE PERFECT BODY. IN ITS PLACE? WHAT MIGHT JUST BE THE MOST COVETED ATTRIBUTE OF ALL: ACCEPTANCE FOR EVERYBODY While making my daily pilgrimage through Instagram recently, I came across a post about a new Pilates studio in my neighbourhood. It wasn’t the announcement that gave…

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Life In My Body Living With HIV

Life In My Body Living With HIV Becky, a 31-year-old secondary school teacher, was diagnosed with the immune condition in 2015 I was bouncing my daughter on my lap when I learned I had HIV, A week earlier, I’d gone for a full sexual health check-up, and was now back to discuss my results. I’d recently split from my husband…

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Snow Excuses…

Snow Excuses… OK, so if an actual blizzard starts up outside, perhaps you can swerve that outdoor workout. But if it’s only the chilly temperatures putting you off? Better start lacing those trainers… It’s cold outside, we know. How? Because we’ve already had a gazillion grumbles about it with chatty strangers (how British). And while using the weather as an…

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One-Pot Heroes

One-Pot Heroes Bored of dry sandwiches? Batch-cook these easy, nutritious single-bowl recipes at the weekend and save a fortune on lunches during the week. CURRY UP A prawn-packed, south- Asian-inspired bowl Serves: 4. Takes: 1 hour. 559 calories, 21.5g saturated fat, 11.3g sugar Ingredients: ∙ 2 red onions, chopped ∙ 2 carrots, diced ∙ 5 tbsp olive oil ∙ 2…

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Living The Yin Life Unleashing the Energy of QI

Living The Yin Life Unleashing the Energy of QI QI IS QUITE OFTEN DESCRIBED as something invisible and nebulous. It implies energy of Qi is only observable to an altered state of perception which can only be seen by someone who has spent thousands of hours in quiet meditation. Unfortunately, this is what’s called a Chinese whisper. Examining the traditional…

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