Health & Fitness

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  • 61 Health: Keep eyes shining bright
    Victoria Beckham and Kate Moss are renowned for their trendsetting taste in sunnies. Let's hope they apply the same good sense to their children. The fluids, lens and cornea are...

  • 62 Health: hayfever hints
    Did you know that for optimum results from your hayfever treatments you should really start using them a couple of weeks before the onset of the hayfever season, to allow...

  • 63 Health: Keep eyes looking perky
    Did you know water retention is one of the prime causes of puffy eyes – and one of the main reasons for water retention is dehydration? So drink lots of...

  • 64 Diets and healthy weight: Laugh your way to weight loss
    What better excuse do you need to relax in front of the TV tonight? Stick on your Friends DVDs, because research from Nashville, Tennessee published in the International Journal of...

  • 65 Health: Tablet warning
    Crushing tablets to make them easier to swallow, as many parents do for their children, could be dangerous or have unwanted side effects – their coatings often affect how the...

  • 66 Wellbeing: Sweet cure for hangovers
    If your you could do with something to deal with the after-affects of partying, treat yourself to a plate of toast and honey, recommends the Royal Society of Chemistry. Honey...

  • 67 Wellbeing: Relax with night-time snack
    Having trouble sleeping? Make your last snack before bed a piece of turkey and a glass of milk – they contain tryptophan, which helps in the production of serotonin to...

  • 68 Wellbeing: Liver feels the broccoli benefit
    Trying to cut out booze to be kinder to your liver? Eat some broccoli – it boosts an enzyme that helps the liver remove waste products and also restores the...

  • 69 Health: Catch out coldsores
    If you're prone to coldsores, steer clear of chocolate and nuts when you're vulnerable - they contain an amino acid, L-arginine, that feeds the virus. Should one still erupt, treat...

  • 70 Nutrition: Juice up for health benefits
    Drinking a glass of orange juice with your breakfast will help you make the most of any iron content as vitamin C aids iron absorption. Iron is an essential mineral...

  • 71 Fitness and exercise: Quick tips for great legs
    · Just 15 minutes of fast walking or jogging every other day will increase stamina and tone legs. Try to vary the walk over different terrains and gradients for maximum...

  • 72 Fitness and exercise: Make your own energy
    Want a cheap and cheerful energy drink for when you've finished a really tough workout or marathon sporting session? Mix half-and-half orange juice and water – at least a pint...



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