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Adidas has launched stylish reusable face masks

As lockdown measures begin to ease, many people are choosing to wear face masks while out in public.

Policies on face masks vary from country to country. In the UK and Ireland they are recommended for enclosed public places where social distancing is more difficult, like inside...

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Bad food habits in lockdown

Two-thirds of UK public has no plans to shake off bad lockdown habits

Authored by Laura Bond

Britain is set to emerge unhealthier from lockdown, with four out of five people (81%) reporting an increase in harmful habits, including smoking, poor diet and staying up late. Yet only a third (31%) of those surveyed plan to shake off their new habits after lockdown, according to a YouGov survey, by self-care app and website Your.MD .

According to leading behavioural...

Career Coaching: Staying on Target

Authored by James Carter

“You are always free to choose what you do with your life. To make changes in your future, make new choices today”, Brian Tracy.

How’s your plan shaping up? Would you say you’re still on target to create the coaching business you always wanted? If you are firing on all cylinders and are in exactly the place you wanted to be, fabulous. However, if not it’s time to step back a moment...

Fruit and vegetables are part of a healthy lifestyle and your five-a-day

Easy ways to get your 5-a-day during the lockdown

Authored by Marc Astley

Eating five portions of fruit and veg every day can help keep your heart healthy and reduce the risk of heart disease. As supermarket shelves are emptier than usual, Heart Research UK have some tips to help you achieve your 5-a-day during this challenging time.

What counts as a portion?

Eighty grams of fresh, frozen or tinned fruit and veg or 30g dried fruit count as one...

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Seven top tips for setting up a home office

Authored by Marc Astley

Once the preserve of reclusive novelists, working from home has suddenly gone from occasional to near-universal.

Recent years had already seen a shift towards more remote and flexible working, to be fair – but the coronavirus pandemic has forced countless businesses to set up shop at home.

If you’re totally new to home working, chances are it’s a steep learning curve. Here’s...

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Ten lifestyle hobbies to take up during the lockdown to keep yourself busy

Authored by Claire Roberts

With coronavirus shutdown, millions of us are looking for ways to stay entertained at home.

But if your life in isolation so far is revolving around binging TV shows and drinking wine, it might be time to try a new approach. Getting immersed in a new hobby can be really good for mental health and reducing stress, and with most of us spending our days cooped up inside, it’s never been...

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The emotional rollercoaster of being single during coronavirus

Authored by Claire Roberts

So far, being single and child-free during the time of coronavirus isn’t entirely different to being single and child-free the rest of the time.

There are pros and cons and it’s a roller-coaster – but a much more extreme one in these strange times, with shorter gaps between the zooming highs and thundering dips and slightly more intense loop-the-loops.

And we’re all riding...

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The importance of talking to children about coronavirus

Authored by Marc Astley

The British Psychological Society says it is vital to talk openly to children and reassure them about the changes they are seeing around them due to Coronavirus.

Some of the changes, like people wearing face masks or empty supermarket shelves, can be scary for children, so they are likely to need to talk to someone they trust about some of the imaginative misinformation they might...

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How can I help others during coronavirus outbreak?

Authored by Marc Astley

Lots of people have started to ask: how can I help others during the coronavirus pandemic?

Doing our bit to help minimise the spread of the virus is paramount, of course. But beyond that, in times of heightened anxiety and uncertainty, especially when so much feels out of our control, tapping into our community spirits and thinking of how we can possibly help others during...

Sharon Horgan attending the Military Wives UK premiere held in Leicester Square, London

Why turning 50 is actually great

Authored by Claire Roberts

An age milestone will always have the power to make you reflect on your life and Irish actress and screenwriter Sharon Horgan – now starring in the film Military Wives alongside Kristin Scott Thomas – has revealed that turning 50 is a time that comes with some ‘fear’.

Speaking to the Daily Mail’s Event magazine, Horgan, who turns 50 in July 2020, said: “The kind of person I want to...

 Kym Marsh attending The Sun Military Awards 2020 held at the Banqueting House, London

As Kym Marsh opens up about perimenopause test, what are they and should you have one?

Authored by Claire Roberts

For many women, the signs of perimenopause can be hugely confusing. Running through everything from heavier periods and night sweats to anxiety, they can easily be mistaken for other issues such as PMS or simply ageing. And for many, problems with hormonal mood swings can leave them angry and overwhelmed.

It might come as a surprise then, if you are approaching perimenopausal age –...