• TV habits at home: Are your children getting too much screentime?

    Most of us are guilty of switching on the TV or putting on a DVD to occupy the children so we can get on with other things, whether it's making dinner, washing up or doing the laundry. But parents need to drastically cut down on the amount of time their little ones spend in front of televisions, computers or screen games – a leading psychologist has warned. According to Dr Aric Sigman, limiting a child's screen time could have significant advantages for their health and well being. Writing in the influential medical journal, Archives of Disease in Childhood, Dr Sigman claims

  • Shape up for Christmas: Top ten fat-burning foods to help get festive-season ready

    The festive season is looming and we're starting to think about getting in to those all-important party outfits. So it’s the perfect time to start incorporating foods into your diet that will help boost fat-burning and give you a leaner profile. Avocado, for example, is a great source of mono-unsaturated fats, which are readily burned for fuel during exercise and encourage fat burning.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY OF TOP TEN FAT-BURNING FOODS And honey can be used to replace sugar – it is fairly low on the glycemic index and keeps insulin levels low and steady for maintaining