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You know about the calorie bomb that is Christmas – and you’ve probably got strategies up your sleeve for how to deal with that. But you should stay aware of these seasonal health saboteurs as well


Christmas is a key time for heart attacks. Whether this is because of the rich food and colder, more difficult weather – as has been traditionally held to be the case – or down to lack of access to hospitals over the holiday period, and stress, as more recent research from the University of Melbourne suggests, you can cut your risk by going for a brisk walk. Data from nearly half a million Brits found slow walkers are around twice as likely to have a heart-related death, compared to fast walkers. Be sure to up your pace for your Boxing Day stroll.

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Celebrate a more meaningful Christmas this year with our special Christmas issue of Healthy. Inside you'll find ways to enjoy the big day that are more conscious, stress-free and will make you feel happier. We have recipes for a vegetarian Christmas feast so delicious that everyone will want some! Our beauty section will get you looking your party best - naturally! Plus, how to spot if you're stressed, give up alcohol for a month, and ways to help you manage arthritis. Find out more in the brand new issue of Healthy!
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