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All you need to know about running with your baby

Everything You Need to Know About Running With Your Baby

Running or jogging with your little one is good for your physical and mental health, as well as a great way to get some fresh air with your baby. Along with advice from their team of parenting experts, baby and nursery retailer Kiddies Kingdom spoke to a women’s fitness specialist to share all you need to know about running with your baby.

As most everyday strollers aren’t suitable...

How to stick to your fitness goals in 2022

Many people start the new year with a fitness goal. This could be to reach a certain weight, to set a new personal record on a 10k, or just to exercise regularly. However, these can be hard to stick to. Below, we explore how you can stick to your fitness goals in 2022.

Why do people quit?

Maintaining motivation is difficult. You need to be able to overcome adversity and get...

New research suggests protective face masks make wearers look more attractive.

Face masks ‘make wearers look more attractive’, study suggests

Face masks.

Two words that have prompted furious debate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The discussion just isn’t going away – and now Cardiff University experts have discovered a surprising new reason to mask up.

They have published new research which suggests protective face masks make wearers look more attractive.

Their study, published in the journal...

Top tips to a dry January

Healthy Heart Tip: Dry January

This month is Dry January, which sees many people across the UK take on the challenge of curbing their drinking habits for a whole month. We know that drinking too much alcohol can lead to increased blood pressure, some types of cancer and weight gain. If you think you could benefit from taking on this challenge or would like to take steps to reduce your alcohol intake, try out some of the...

Start being kinder to yourself in 2022 with these essential steps

We always think of January as the time of year when we kickstart those New Year’s Resolutions. This is the time for dusting off those cobwebs, saying goodbye to all those bad habits, and not making any of the same mistakes that we made the previous year. This is all well and good but think carefully about how many resolutions you have actually managed to keep in previous years. Think about...

The importance of behavioural therapy in addiction recovery programmes

Whether you believe in therapy or not, you cannot deny that it has been a crucial part of treating addiction.

Whenever someone falls prey to the painful clutches of addiction, keeping aside all the detox medicines that clean your mind, there has to be something that cleans your mind.

This is why they need proper behavioral therapy, which assists them in clarifying their...

Hypnobirthing can lead to a more stress free birth

Hypnobirthing more likely to lead to a more positive birth experience

A new independent study into the impact hypnobirthing has on pregnancy and birth has revealed some striking results. As well as highlighting a dramatic reduction in caesarean sections and medical intervention in general, women who practised hypnobirthing were much more likely to have a positive, confident birth with significantly lower levels of stress, anxiety, and mental health issues. The...

Vitamin D recommended to be taken over the winter months

49% unaware of UK Government guidelines for vitamin D supplements

A survey commissioned by the British Nutrition Foundation in October 2021 revealed that almost half of British adults (49%) are not aware of the Government’s recommendation to consider taking vitamin D supplements during the autumn and winter months.

Vitamin D is essential for keeping our bones and muscles healthy, and also for supporting normal immunity. While we can get some...

Gadget, drugs, alcohol and other addictions rose during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 has had a significant influence on people's daily lives. To protect the virus from spreading, tight measures have prioritised keeping a physical distance from other individuals; a practice called social distancing.

These initiatives resulted in drastic changes in the economy. As a result, most trips and recreational activities were canceled, and non-essential companies were...

What is Manussiccusphobia and how can you help your child overcome it?

A new survey has revealed that manussiccusphobia, a phobia of hand dryers, is one of the top ten fears in UK children, more so than monsters, ghosts, nightmares, sharks, doctors and even ‘bad guys’.

Some 38 per cent of parents surveyed reported that their children were frightened of hand dryers, compared to 35 per cent of those scared of the dark.

It also found that 37 per...

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