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    Sinking our teeth into oral health

    Dreading the dentist? Visiting the dentist doesn’t rank highly on most people’s to-do list but looking after our teeth is important to maintaining not only our oral health but also our general health. Here we talk about oral health, what it means for your wellbeing and provide tips on how to care for your teeth and gums.

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    Parasomnias are a range of sleep disorders that might sound amusing, but can be terrifying for those who experience them.

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Free Weights Or Machines?

Written by Professor Gordon S. Lynch

When you're new to weight training should you use free weights (dumbbells and barbells) or machines? Let's look at the pros and cons of each.

Free weights or machines? Each equipment type has its advantages and disadvantages. One may be more appropriate than the other depending on your needs, equipment availability and relevant training experience. Here's how to assess what's right for you.


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