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Best Foot Forward

We know that walking is wonderful for our health and fitness but did you know that it can help to take your worries away? Whether you believe in the power of walking 10,000 steps a day or whether you find it a meaningless fitness goal, a recent survey has found there could be a positive case for notching up 10,900 steps. The survey found that people who completed an average of 10,900 steps a day were less likely to take their work worries home with them (than those walking less than 7,000) and, therefore, less likely to take out...

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Social Workouts

It seems we are a nation that just loves to get social when it comes to our exercise activities. Some two thirds of us are actively using social media while working out, with 29 per cent confessing to checking in on Facebook while at the gym, and 23 per cent saying they upload pictures to Instagram or Snapchat during a workout. When quizzed by personal trainer provider,, on the reasons for doing so, 18 per cent of respondents say they feel they needed to post evidence of their efforts on social media when working out in a bid...

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Brain Sharp

Various factors can affect how sharp our brain is, and how strong our memory is, but there are things you can do to support this. Dr Marilyn Glenville, the UK’s leading Nutritonist and author of Natural Solutions for Dementia and Alzheimer’s, has offered her advice on keeping the brain strong. She advised: “Meditation can not only help relieve stress, but also improve brain function. In one study, participants were asked to practice a guided meditation for 15 to 30 minutes a day for eight weeks. MRI scans showed not only improved functional connectivity in the default mode network but...

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Attack the allergens

The arrival of autumn means the welcome end of the hay fever season, when we start spending more time indoors at home. But more time inside can mean we are in the company of dust, pet and mould allergens, which, for many people, results in the unpleasant and even debilitating symptoms caused by allergies to these airborne particles. However, there are many things we can do at home to help reduce our reactions. Airborne allergies expert and creator of HayMax, Max Wiseberg, offered some useful tips. “Avoiding the allergen is always key with any allergy, whatever it might be,”...

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A taste of the tropics

Illuminate your skin with these summer companions from Tropic. From an innovative range of broad spectrum Mineral Sun Protection, to juicy and refreshing Body Washes, glistening Cream Highlighters and a show-stopping Shimmering Body Oil, these are not products you want to miss. We particularly like Call on the Cream Highlighter to create an enviable dewy glow; glistening particles leave a long lasting lit-from-within highlight, whilst vitamin E conditions the...

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