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Celebrity trainer Ramona Braganza shares the secrets to getting an Oscars-ready body

She's the lady behind Jessica Alba's toned stomach and Halle Berry's flawless figure. Ramona Braganza knows exactly what it takes to get the stars ready for the red carpet, and as we gear up for Hollywood's...

Keep your immune system up to stay cold-free

It's cold and dark outside, the holidays are over and we are all feeling a bit run down. During the winter months we are more vulnerable to colds, bugs and infections, not to mention the toll the weather...

Show your liver some love in 2013

Apart from your skin, the liver is the largest organ in the human body, weighing in at around 1.3kg. It is responsible for more than 40 essential functions; in fact there is no system or part of the...

Five foods to help you through the menopause

It's the phase in life that all women come to dread. No-one looks forward to the menopause; the toll it can take on the body - not to mention the havoc it plays with your hormones - is no picnic, with...

Shedding light on Seasonal Affective Disorder

Nowadays we hear more and more about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and its recognition has given a scientific explanation for what we more commonly know as the 'winter blues'. And let's be honest,...

Sh'Bam! Dance your way to a slimmer waistline

Who said exercise has to be boring? From hip-hop to the foxtrot, dance fever has swept the nation thanks to shows like Strictly Come Dancing. And the latest word in the dance craze is Sh'Bam, a workout...

Get fit the fun way with celeb-inspired workouts

We didn't need that second serving, nor that extra round of drinks. But we can't punish ourselves – Christmas is a time of indulgence and we were bound to put on a few pounds! Now, however, is...

Hangover help - top tips to help you survive the festive season

'Tis the season to be jolly. But as we raise a glass this festive season, it's easy to get carried away and forget what tomorrow might bring - the dreaded hangover. Typically Christmas and New Year are...

Make it a white Christmas with gleaming teeth

'Tis the season to be jolly and (over)indulge in a few festive treats! But it won't be just our waist lines taking a hit this Christmas. Throughout the party season we will be increasing our intake of...

Stem cell banking: Saving your child's hidden assets

Stem cells are never far from the headlines these days as medical research reveals more and more possible ways in which they can help to heal us. It's not surprising then that an increasing number of parents...

Leona Lewis and JLS join forces to help Little Stars shine

Olympic hero Mo Farah, chart-toppers JLS, pop sensation Leona Lewis and England football captain Steven Gerrard are just some of the big names who have joined forces to applaud Britain's bravest children. They...

Stop stressing: How to cope with the pressures of modern life

We are all affected by the pressures of modern living, whether it be from work deadlines, the daily commute, running around after children or simply never having enough hours in the day. Stress seems...

Tummy problems? Feel better with a ten-minute yoga routine

A recent survey suggests that up to 10 per cent of the UK population are plagued by stomach complaints. But, whilst using over-the-counter medication can relieve symptoms, ultimately moderation...

Expert advice: Protect your relationship in the digital age

Social networks have honed our public prowess, reinventing the way we meet new people and stay in touch with old friends. Those in the market for love and romance also find themselves gazing into an...

Surviving breast cancer: Be aware of the health myths

According to the latest figures, one in eight British women develop breast cancer at some point in their lives. But the survival rates are improving. Of the 50,000 people who are newly diagnosed...

Be an eco-fashionista like Livia Firth

When you hear the terms 'green' and 'eco-friendly' the chances are energy-efficient lightbulbs and compost heaps spring to mind. But now there are more enjoyable – and glamorous – ways that...

Summer's over, it's time to shine in the workplace

You might have spent a week turning golden on a sunny beach, gone hiking around the UK or even headed to more exotic realms. But now that the summer's over it's easy to get the back-to-work blues,...



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