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Get healthy as a family

Any changes to your child's diet and lifestyle are much more likely to be accepted if they involve the whole family. Use these 10 tips to help the whole family embrace a healthier lifestyle: 1. Eat at the table together - studies show families who…

Keep the passion alive

Like other parts of your relationship, your sex life needs care and attention if you want to keep it in good condition. Relate sex therapist Denise Knowles offers some tips on keeping the passion and lust alive in your sexual relationship. In the early days…

Starchy foods and carbohydrates

Starchy foods are our main source of carbohydrate and play an important role in a healthy diet. Starchy foods such as potatoes, bread, rice, pasta and cereals should make up just over a third of the food you eat, as shown by the Eatwell Guide. Where you…

Protect your ears from loud music

Noise levels around the stages at music festivals can reach 110 decibels or more. That's like standing next to a jackhammer drilling into concrete. Spending too long listening to loud music can cause permanent damage to your ears, resulting in problems such as tinnitus and hearing loss.…

Healthy living with diabetes

If you've been diagnosed with diabetes, you will need to pay special attention to certain aspects of your health and lifestyle. Diabetes doesn't have to stop you from leading the life you want. Nor does it mean you'll necessarily have other serious health problems in…

Rebecca Adlington on staying motivated

[Editor's note: Rebecca Adlington officially retired from competition in February 2013. She gave this interview in 2010.] London 2012 star Rebecca Adlington talks about her love of swimming and shares her tips on staying motivated. When did you get into swimming? When I was younger, my…

Vegetarian and vegan children

If you're bringing up your child on a diet without meat (vegetarian) or without any food from an animal (vegan), they'll need two or three portions of vegetable proteins or nuts every day to make sure they get enough protein and iron. Don't give whole nuts to…

Overweight children aged 2-5

More young children than ever are overweight, but there's plenty you can do to help your child achieve a healthy weight. Being overweight is bad for your pre-schooler's health now and in the future. Overweight children are much more likely to become overweight adults, putting them…

Which children should have the 3-in-1 teenage booster?

The 3-in-1 teenage booster vaccine is offered to all youngsters aged 14 (school year 9). It's a routine immunisation offered as part of the NHS childhood vaccination schedule. The 3-in-1 teenage booster is given as a single injection into the muscle of the upper arm to protect against diphtheria, tetanus…

Reduce your cancer risk

There are no proven ways to prevent cancer, but you can reduce your risk of getting it. According to Cancer Research UK, 4 in 10 cancer cases can be prevented, largely through lifestyle changes. It will help to lower your risk of cancer if you: eat a…
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