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What is a healthy blood pressure?

What is a Healthy Blood Pressure?

Do you know your blood pressure? And how does it compare to a healthy reading?

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Reducing Salt Intake Saves Lives. No Debate

The results are clear. Reducing your salt intake is good for your health.

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Lack of Sleep, your Body and your Brain

Our busy lives can impact on the sleep we get. Don’t let that happen.

longer life

The Secret to a Longer Life

Move fast, live fast. But know when to go slow if you want to live long.

detox diets

Detox Diets: Facts and Fallacies

Detox diets can seem attractive – live it up and then clean up quickly. Except they don’t work.

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Sugar, Chocolate and Your Brain

A little of what you like is good for you. Especially if it is dark chocolate.

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Meditation and Health

Meditation is important for mindful living. But meditation brings other benefits also.

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Not Enough Time? Try High Intensity Training

Lack of time in often the main reason why people don’t exercise enough. HIT might be the answer.

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Doing Meditation on the Road to Mindfulness

The idea that mindfulness involves meditation can be off-putting to some. There’s no reason it should be.

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Music Makes HIIT More Fun!

Music goes well with exercise as long as it is motivational and upbeat.

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Contact with Nature: Even 20 Minutes will Help

Getting into contact with nature for even 20 minutes a day can improve your mood.

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The Links between Exercise and Weight Loss

Have you ever told yourself that you deserve a treat because you have worked out? You’re fooling yourself.

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The Benefits of Nature to Your Life

Modern living can lead to the exclusion of the natural world. Don’t let this happen. Live with nature.

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I Feel Good – It Works!

Why do we start to feel tired when we exercise? Is it possible that if you tell yourself during exercise that you’re not as tired as you think you are that you could make that true?

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Exercise Makes You Healthier. How Does that Happen?

Regular exercise makes you healthier, compared to if you are sedentary. How does this happen?

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Reach the Mind Through the Body

One aim of mindfulness and meditation is to reach the mind through the body.

5-2-7 breathing

5-2-7 Breathing for a Minute

It’s good advice to take a deep breath before acting in haste or making an important decision. The 5-2-7 breathing technique has been shown to give real benefits.

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Small Steps to a Better You

To be the person you want to be, you need to make small changes, take small steps, do it consistently, and don’t give up.

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Mindfulness and Mindful Decisions

Mindfulness should not be something you do and then get on with your life: it’s part of everything you do including making mindful decisions.

Just worrying

Just Worrying? This Will Help

Here’s a technique to help you ease worry, even if you are new to mindfulness.

What is Mindfulness? An Introduction

Mindfulness is a pretty simple concept but it’s well worth learning a bit of background. Here’s a handy introduction.

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How to lose weight and keep it off – according to science

Both diet and exercise are essential for sustained weight loss.

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Beware the False Choices Life Throws at You

Work, sleep, family, fitness and friends: have you time for them all?

jogging tips

6 Simple Tips to Help You Start Jogging

Jogging can add years to your life. Here are 6 simple tips to help you start jogging

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Exercise and Deep Abdominal Fat

The relationships between the amount of exercise you take, the amount of fat in your body, your weight, and common diseases are not simple.

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A Series of Present Moments

Life is a series of present moments, not a continuous line. Step into the spotlight.

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Questions to Fall in Love By

Answering a particular set of questions can help you fall in love. Here they are.

lower body exercise

Lower Body Exercise Home Workout

An easy to follow lower body exercise routine to do at home. No equipment needed.

how much exercise

How Much Exercise Is Enough?

How much exercise should you do? Official guidelines with scientific basis have been updated.

life isn't fair

So, Your Life Isn’t Fair?

Life isn’t fair. It’s up to you to make your life better.

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Are Human Beings Good-Natured?

There’s plenty of evidence of our flaws. We are good but imperfect beings.

progressive muscle relaxation

How to Do Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Progressive muscle relaxation is a simple technique for what life throws at you.

hydration

Make Sure You Get Adequate Hydration

Water is central to life. Hydration is central to exercise.

simple formula for success

A Simple (but not easy) Formula for Success

There is a simple formula for success irrespective of your goal. Sound too good to be true?

benefits of exercise

The Benefits of Exercise

The benefits of exercise are much greater than many people think. So, get moving.

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10 Things To Do Today

Make small steps towards your goals every day. Start today.

hugs are good for you

Hugs are Good for You say Scientists!

We’ve always known that hugs are good for you. Now science shows how and why they work.

mind-muscle connection

Mind-Muscle Connection

Do you have stubborn muscle groups that do not seem to improve no matter how often you train? The solution is right inside your mind.

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A Little Light Exercise

If you haven’t been doing a lot, start with some light exercise. The benefits will surprise you.

stoicism and the art of living

Stoicism and the Art of Living

Stoicism means you accept adversity, maintain the right mindset and build the discipline to succeed by taking the action required. Interested?

Common Cognitive Distortions

We live much of our lives in a world that is a construct of our imaginations. Sometimes we construct this world using a negative mindset.

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