Fitness tips: Matt Roberts’ injury-preventing exercises for runners

Stay safe with these simple routinesFit in my 40s: Zoe Williams has a fitness MOTRunning has a reputation for causing injuries, but is safe for joints as long as you have strength and flexibility around the hips, knees and ankles.Do the...

Easy Way To Treat Your Cold And Flu At Home

Most common health issues of winter-like cold, fever, nasal congestion are very much annoying and can spoil the festive season. What if we find a solution to all these kind of problems in our own kitchen!!! There are plenty of methods that you can use to avoid sickness problems and get back...

The best thing you can do for your health: sleep well

‘A consistent seven to nine-hour sleep each night is the most effective thing we can do to reset our brain and body health’Do you think you got enough sleep this past week? Can you remember the last time you woke up without an alarm clock, feeling refreshed,...

Jillian Michaels slams the keto diet: ‘Bad plan for a million reasons’

Don’t ask Jillian Michaels to participate in the keto diet.The fitness trainer slammed the ketogenic diet, which has a growing trend after celebrities such as Jenna Jameson and Halle Berry spoke out in support of the lifestyle. The diet requires people to be on a very low-carb and high-fat eating plan...

Bigorexia: When bodybuilding goes too far

Bigger and better is the name of the game for bodybuilders. For the sake of public show, bodybuilders will adhere to a strict weight training and diet routine that most people would find unnerving.But at some point, the bodybuilding goes too far. If a bodybuilder or any other weight-training buff gets too...

Seven ways to help someone through a panic attack

More than 13% of people are susceptible to panic attacks, which can be very intense and distressing. So what are the symptoms and how best can you respond?Educate yourselfAccording to the Mental Health Foundation (MHF), 13.2% of people have experienced a panic attack. If...

After a trip to the hairdresser’s, I feel refurbished

They aren’t qualified counsellors, but could legitimately whack those skills on to their CVsThere was a time when I went years without visiting a hairdresser. I know. But I found sitting bang in front of a starkly lit mirror faintly terrifying, and did my best to avoid...

The calming effects of sewing can help people express and heal themselves

How absorbing your concentration in needlework relieves inner turmoilIgrew up in post-war Britain when, saved from German invasion – men returned from war, children from evacuation, families were reunited – the comfort of the home became paramount. Its importance was marked out in sewn domestic niceties: embroidered...

How I accepted I’m an introvert – and learned to refuse invitations without guilt

After years of drinking through social engagements to make them bearable, I finally acknowledged my fear of talking to strangers and made peace with itIwas on holiday in Turkey, visiting a Roman amphitheatre at dusk, when I realised I was an introvert. As the sun dimmed and...

Is jam coming to a sticky end?

Health worries are damaging the sales of sugary spreads, but this doesn’t have to be the end of the preserveName: Jam.Age: The ancient Greeks used honey to preserve quinces, but modern jam probably dates to the 16th century, when cane sugar came to Europe.

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