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FIND A NEW CLASS?

Lots of us pick a favourite exercise and stick with it, but a new study suggests variety is best. US researchers divided a group of 750 patients who had previously been diagnosed with coronary heart disease into three groups: 225 took aerobic exercise; 240 did yoga; and 285 combined both. Those who did the double for six months saw twice the reduction in blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol levels compared to the single-exerise groups; those health improvements would also protect against type 2 diabetes. Perhaps it’s down to the potent mix of mental and physical benefits, but whatever the reason, we say let your body enjoy a mishmash of movement.

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Kickstart your healthy new year with our special Vegan issue! Inside, you’ll find our Veganuary food section, bursting with delicious recipes and handy tips to help you make the transition to a plant-based diet. We investigate the decline of the diet and Gemma Cairney talks mental health, body image and navigating the challenges of modern life. Plus, how to beat the bloat, power your way through winter, and we reveal the new, holistic approach to beauty. Find out more in the brand new issue of Healthy!

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