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Ten ways to start your day right in lockdown

How you spend your morning is key. With much of the world in lockdown, mornings have changed for most people, and it can be hard to shift to a new routine. But starting the day positively can result in higher productivity and a general sense of wellbeing – something we probably all need right now….

Six of the healthiest foods in the world

Get to know these health-promoting powerhouses. Learning to cook and prepare healthy foods doesn’t just taste great, it’s also the key to warding off disease, staying trim and keeping your heart healthy. At Platinum Skies, we make nutritional care one of our priorities. That being said, not all healthy foods are made equal, and while…

Healthy and Mindful Snacking

By Barbara Cox, Head of Wellbeing Eating healthy and mindfully isn’t about resistance or restriction. It’s about enjoying the food you’re eating. We all eat unhealthily and mindlessly at times, whether we’re on the go at a service station, out having coffee with friends, in a hurry, watching TV or finishing all the food on…

Five ways to help future-proof your joints

Joint wear and tear affects millions of us – but there’s still lots we can do to help keep them healthy now, and in the longer term. Many of us will experience some degree of joint degeneration or osteoarthritis as we get older, and Valentina Roffi, a clinical specialist physiotherapist at SprintPhysio.co.uk, says musculoskeletal problems…

Five minutes with Amanda Barrie: Love, work and ageing well

Corrie’s Alma Barlow – actor Amanda Barrie – reveals how being in her Eighties isn’t stopping her living life to the full. Former Coronation Street and Bad Girls star Amanda Barrie may be 81, but she’s having the time of her life. She’s recently appeared on The Baby Boomers’ Guide To Growing Old, BBC’s fly-on-the-wall…

Ten areas of your life for true health, wealth and happiness

In order to have lasting changes and balance in life, we must look at a holistic way of living that reflects our body, mind, spirit, people, place and planet.  Research is showing us how our health and happiness can be boosted by doing certain things on a day-to-day basis. The Wheel of Wellness is designed to…

Five foods to reduce your risk of stroke

As a new study is published, we reveal the diet changes that could help slash your stroke risk. We already know our lifestyles play an important role in our risk of suffering a stroke – and now a major new study suggests eating certain foods could play a significant part. The study – one of…

Dame Julie Walters reveals bowel cancer diagnosis

The veteran actress was given the all-clear following chemotherapy. Dame Julie Walters has revealed that she was diagnosed with bowel cancer. The Mamma Mia! and Billy Elliot star’s condition was discovered 18 months ago, after doctors found two primary tumours in her large intestine. The 69-year-old told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show that, following chemotherapy,…

Five symptoms of kidney cancer everyone should be aware of

With kidney cancer rates rising, an oncologist outlines the warning signs never to ignore. Kidney cancer is on the rise globally and in the UK, yet many people are unaware of the warning signs. To mark Kidney Cancer Awareness Week (February 3-7), the Kidney Cancer UK charity is seeking to help tackle this, by highlighting potential symptoms…