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    Stick With Exercise

    When it's too cold, too hot or you're too tired, making sure you are physically active for an hour a day can feel like hard work. So what are the tricks to developing a daily exercise habit – and sticking with it?

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    Heart Disease

    Top Tips For Eating Well With CAD

    Most of us know what we should be eating: Low GI carbs, fresh fruit and vegetables, low-fat protein and only small amounts of fat. Putting it into practice is another matter...

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Alcohol Effect Elusive

News that alcohol can help protect drinkers against heart disease is cause enough for a toast. But why is it so? How does alcohol help our hearts?

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Alcohol-Diabetes Link Investigated

If you suffer from diabetes what does it mean if you enjoy the odd glass of red? Will the sugars in alcohol exacerbate or ameliorate the problem?

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Mental Health

Toxic Stress: Substance Abuse

When you're stressed out it can be tempting to have a drink or light up a smoke – or try other methods to chill out or get a quick pick-me-up. Alluring as this may be, alcohol, cigarettes and drugs won’t reduce stress and could make it worse.

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Alcohol Under The Microscope

Good or bad – what's the verdict on alcohol?

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Weight Management

Heavy Drinker, Heavy Body

It doesn't matter what type of alcohol you consume, a heavy intake will contribute directly to weight gain and obesity.

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Alcohol – Minimising The Harm

Many of us associate alcohol with good times – be it relaxing or socialising. But like everything in life, alcohol is best enjoyed in moderation.

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Women's Health

Alcohol Behind Heartbreak

Women who drink may be at greater risk of cardiovascular complications than men.

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Running towards a healthier you

Running is one of the oldest and most effective forms of exercise, but getting started is the hardest part. Read about the benefits of running for your physical and mental health. There are also helpful tips to prepare for your first fun run.

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