Exercise could help to combat postnatal depression, research suggests

Exercising could effectively reduce symptoms of postnatal depression, according to a new study. Physical activity of any kind could be a preventative measure against depression among all postpartum women, and aerobic exercise should be considered as a “management option” for new mothers. The research, from the University of Birmingham was published in the British Journal...
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The real impact money can have on our health

Is money destroying your health? Money is an important resource because everyone needs things in life to survive, give pleasure, save time and maintain good health. It is a flexible resource and can be used to obtain goods and services, experiences and even knowledge if you are willing to invest some time as well. It’s...
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Feeling down during winter? Five ways to help elevate your mood

There is nothing we can do about it- winter is here. And it’s the UK, so who knows how long it will last for! Unfortunately for many of us the lack of sunshine and short days can be accompanied by a feeling of gloom and low mood. Ever wonder why humans don’t hibernate? You’re not...
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Six ways meditation can improve your physical wellbeing

Meditation describes a whole range of practices and techniques which are used to focus the mind and create a state of relaxation. Some of the common meditation techniques include chanting mantras, focusing on breathing, body scans and reciting positive affirmations. What all of these techniques have in common is that, by putting us into a...
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Businesses raise awareness for cervical cancer

Businesses across the UK are raising awareness for cervical cancer within the workplace. Businesses such as GSK, Action for Charity, Middlesborough Council and NHS England are supporting the new Time to Test campaign, pledging to raise awareness of cervical cancer within their workplace and allowing female employees the time needed to attended smear test appointments....
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NHS pushes for more women in boardrooms with 50:50 gender quotas

The National Health Service is introducing a 50:50 gender quota, in order to get more women in its boardrooms. The NHS is pushing for more senior positions to be filled by women, after health watchdogs said it would improve the quality of decision-making. Women, the regulator reported, had a more ‘collaborative style of leadership’ which...
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Four recipe books for putting the “fun and balance” back into “healthy living”

Gareth Stubbs and Jeroen Coenen, founders of the Spanish retreat D-Toxd Living are crowdfunding to launch a recipe book called The Balance Factor. Based in Benissa, Spain the health retreat opened in 2014, with both owners having never had any formal training in cooking but just a mutual love of eating. Stubbs met Coenen in...
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Eve 4 eve: Bubbles & Bush | Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month this September

Charity The Eve Appeal is encouraging women, all over the UK, to hold a Bubbles & Bush party for their friends as part of Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month this September. Women are being encouraged to host an evening with bubbles*, with either a glass of prosecco or pop and to indulge in your favourite pampering...
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