8 meal-prepping tips for anyone who’s short on time and inspiration

Do you wish you were organised enough to bring your lunch to work? Want to save time and money on making dinner? Nutritionist Jo Travers shares her top tips for meal prepping like a pro. With the average UK food bill up by nearly £500 a year and energy prices putting more pressure than ever on budgets, there can’t be […]

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“I took probiotics for 3 months – here’s what happened”

After a particularly unpleasant digestive flare-up, writer Chloe Gray decided to embark on a three-month probiotic challenge. Here’s how she got on… The global probiotic market is worth around £53.28 billion – and it’s still growing. To put that into perspective, the vitamin D market is worth substantially less: around £950 million, despite being dubbed an essential supplement during the […]

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The 4 key hormones that influence your libido – and how they work

Understanding the biological factors that play into your sex drive can make the whole concept feel less confusing. Here, an expert explains the four main hormones that influence your libido, and when you should be concerned. Despite how big a role our sex drive can play in our day-to-day lives, it’s one of those topics very few of us feel […]

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Take eggs from breakfast to dinner with this spiced omelette recipe

Take eggs from breakfast to dinner with this spiced omelette recipe.  We love a fried egg with a dollop of ketchup in the morning, but if you want to turn the versatile ingredient into a more sophisticated dinner, just add spice. In this masala omelette, a sprinkle of garam masala, cumin and fresh chilli and coriander add anti-inflammatory plants to […]

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Struggling to work out? You might be exercising at the wrong time

Not sure whether you’re better off heading to the gym at the crack of dawn or after work? Here’s what the science says about the best time of day to meet your fitness goals. For some people, jumping out of bed and straight into gym kit is the ideal way to start a new day. But the idea of exercising […]

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“Why is my period lasting longer than normal?”

Most periods last between three to eight days, but everyone’s cycle is individual. Here’s what might be happening if yours is lasting longer than normal… No one really looks forward to their time of the month. It’s an inconvenience at best, and sometimes the pain and mood swings that come with your period can be extremely difficult to deal with, […]

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Yoga can help you feel settled in uncertain times – here’s how

You’re probably not the only one feeling unsettled and anxious while we move through this strange period – but your yoga mat could be an anchor in the storm. Yogis share their advice on how use yoga to stay grounded and resilient in shifting times.  Living in “unprecedented times” is mentally exhausting (does anyone else fancy living in some “precedented […]

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7 women on how exercise has helped them get through sickness, motherhood and ageing

Some national days feel pretty meaningless, but given the huge barriers many women face when it comes to exercise, National Fitness Day has never been more important, argues Helen Wilson-Beevers. Never has National Fitness Day been more pertinent than it is this year. We’ve had an incredible summer of sport in the UK, with the Lionesses bringing football home in […]

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The moment I realised I needed to get stronger

Comments about being weak and one taxing kayak session made writer Faima Bakar realise she needed to get stronger. This is how she’s been working towards that goal. There’s a word my mum calls me in Bengali: norom. It means ‘soft’. It’s the word you’d use to describe a cake, a pillow or skin. When she calls me that, what […]

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