health

Most people will benefit from lowering their total cholesterol levels

How to lower your cholesterol and why it is so important to do so

Cheryl Lythgoe, Matron at Benenden Health, discusses the difference between good and bad cholesterol and shares her tips for reducing cholesterol levels.

Ahead of Heart UK’s National Cholesterol Month (October 2020), it’s important to know what cholesterol is and what it means for your health.

Your body naturally produces cholesterol and it is also found in certain foods....

We haven’t quite mastered how to pronounce our favourite skincare ingredients yet

The skincare ingredients leaving us tongue tied

Brits have become increasingly health conscious over the past few years with the health and beauty industry predicted to outperform all other sectors in 2022*1. However, as a nation, we haven’t quite mastered how to pronounce our favourite skincare ingredients yet leaving one in four Brits too embarrassed to ask an expert for more information.

Scandinavian health and beauty brand,...

Lady putting on bra

Do I really need to wear a bra?

While there have been plenty of downsides to being cooped up at home, there’s one advantage many of us can agree on: you don’t have to wear a bra.

With workplaces, pubs and restaurants closed, we ditched jeans in favour of joggers, swapped blouses for sweatshirts, and decided that bras are surplus to requirement.

Because what’s the point in strapping on a tight,...

Tips to survive lockdown

Surviving Isolation - tips from a solo adventurer

Shand Cycles Ambassador and endurance challenger Jenny Tough shares her tips for staying positive when you’ve got little or no social contact

Jenny Tough, solo adventure specialist and Shand Cycles ambassador has unique insight into the challenges many millions will be facing up to in lockdown.

Jenny was the first person to run unsupported across the Bolivian Andes and spent...

Successful people

Six daily habits of highly successful people

The secrets of ultra-successful people have long been a source of interest to the rest of the population.

While we’re running out the door five minutes late with a globule of toothpaste down our front, have a bunch of emails we haven’t replied to and bags under our eyes from a late-night Netflix marathon, they’re breezing through their day with blissful efficiency.

Success...

Bad food habits in lockdown

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

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...

Sue Mason and Roland Chesters, who give talks about their experience of living with HIV

HIV on the rise among older women

HIV is on the rise among older women as they remain sexually active – but without using protection.

There has been a five-fold increase of women aged between 45 and 56 receiving care for HIV in the UK in the last ten years, a study has found.

This is partly because people are living longer with the infection due to advances in medicine - but 20 per cent of new diagnoses have...

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How to stay calm about Coronavirus if you are worried about getting ill

Stressed about Coronavirus (Covid- 19)? Wondering how to calm your thoughts or what to say to your children? Or are you stressed about your relative's health? Health is the most important thing in anyone's life, so with an ever-changing situation with the Coronavirus it is easy to worry about the unknown. Once you begin overthinking a problem you begin to actually hypnotize yourself...

Five golden rules for growing out your hair

Five golden rules for growing out your hair

A new hairstyle doesn’t have to mean getting an extreme chop. Instead, your fresh look can be a bit more gradual – like growing your hair out.

Most of us lust after waist-length, princess-style hair, but find it tricky to achieve. For some, the hair becomes too ratty and we need to cut it, and for others, it seemingly refuses to grow past a certain point.

Luckily, there are...

Ask an expert: What's the best way to keep my child healthy over winter?

A pharmacist explains how to keep children's immune systems in peak condition to help protect them against winter bugs and maintain their health.

What's the best way to boost my child's immune system over the winter?

Pharmacist Anshu Kaura, from Lloyds Pharmacy, says: "There are a few ways in which you can try to prevent your child from getting poorly. The first of these is...

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