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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. That being said, not all healthy foods are made equal, and while there is no one single ingredient that holds the key to…

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…

World Book Day: Here’s what to get your grandchild reading now

Depending on what they’re interested in, of course. Whether your grandchild is already a voracious reader, or takes a bit of encouragement to get stuck into a book, there’s no better day to hit your local bookshop or library than World Book Day. And when it comes to pulling tomes down from the shelves, or…

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…

How to make celebratory cappelletti in brodo with the Pasta Grannies

Nonnas know what they’re doing. Even bona fide Italians rely on dried pasta. Reaching for hard twirls of fusilli and twiggy strands of spaghetti is not exactly frowned upon – we’re all busy, we all want pasta, and you really can’t argue with the packet stuff in those circumstances. But there are those who will…

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…

John Challis: ‘You only really regret what you don’t do in life’

As his one-man show hits the road, John Challis talks to Gabrielle Fagan about Boycie’s legacy, finding happiness, and the joy of making people laugh. John Challis is happy to accept he’ll always be best known for playing Only Fools And Horses’ cigar–chomping wide boy Boycie. The iconic BBC sitcom, which ran from 1981-1999, with…

These are the best garden shows and festivals to visit in 2020

Put a date in your diary to visit these inspiring and informative plant-filled shows and events. If you’re looking for inspiration, colour, or just a lovely day out, there are plenty of flower shows and other horticultural events to mark on your calendar this year. Here’s a look at some of the best and brightest…

Family history of heart disease? Here’s what you need to know

It’s a good idea to know if cardiovascular problems run in your family – but lifestyle factors also play a key role. It’s always alarming when a loved one develops cardiovascular disease or suffers a heart attack. As well as worrying about them, it might make you consider your own health too – especially as…