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“Call me Sportier Spice”

LIFE LESSONS

‘It’s important to step out of your comfort zone’

Music is the soundtrack to my life

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SHOULD WE TEACH ‘FERTILITY’?
Some London schools are putting this topic on their lesson plans. Other experts say 15 is too young to learn about fertility, and that it doesn’t help anyway
THE healthy NO-GYM NO-DIET great-body PLAN 2017
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HEALTHY BALANCE
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LOOK GOOD IN 5
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Scents of ATTRACTION
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STOP moaning!
With all the bad news doing the rounds, plus the usual ‘January blues’, how can we stay positive and curb the complaining?
PLAY TIME
As scientists reveal the powerful effects of fun on our wellbeing, isn’t it time we all took pure, simple enjoyment a bit more seriously?
ARE WE WORKING OURSELVES SICK?
The way we work is constantly in the news, and the emerging picture isn’t positive; our hours, approach and even the layout of our offices is damaging our emotional and physical health. Is it time for an appraisal?
HEALTHY EXPERTS
IS YOUR SKIN STRESSED?
Spots, eczema, rosacea? Experts are discovering more about the way stress affects our skin – and relaxation could be crucial to keeping it healthy, says psychodermatologist Dr Anthony Bewley
LIVING WITH ARTHRITIS
Bad back? Creaky knees? Pain in the neck? Our expert, Dr Rod Hughes, shares how to stay healthy and ache free
FOCUS ON KEFIR
This fermented drink could rebalance your gut and boost your overall health, says dietician Carrie Ruxton
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JUICE VS SMOOTHIES
Both play a part in a healthy diet and help you get your five a day – but which is better? We round up the benefits
BRUSH UPON HE ALTHY TEETH
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TO HAVE A CHILD WITH SEVERE FOOD ALLERGIES
Chloe Wood, 23, from Norwich, is mum to Theo, aged three, whose allergies have landed him in A&E more than once
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You’re dropping off… suddenly, you have a horrible sensation of falling. What’s going on?
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THE T ZONE
HAPPY MEALS
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A NEW LEAF
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Superfoods for SUPER HEALTH
Let food be your medicine. Dr Sarah Brewer reveals how your diet can help to beat common ailments
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In season … SWEET POTATO
There’s a healthy reason why this South American favourite has taken the UK by storm
The 2017 forecast
Want to know the healthy-eating trends we’ll all be buying into this year? Hannah Ebelthite asks the experts for their predictions
5 ways with… CACAO
Simply cocoa in its raw or minimally processed form, cacao is packed with beneficial plant chemicals, reveals nutritionist Fiona Hunter
FEEL THE WINTER… AND DO IT ANYWAY
Forget sofa snuggling with box sets. Get outside this holiday season with one of these trips – guaranteed to increase energy and nourish your soul
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HEALTHY BODY
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DON’T SWEAT NEW EXERCISE HABITS
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healthy’s Niki Rein advises on the best workout to combat PCOS symptoms, plus the benefits of stretching
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