February 4th: World Cancer Day

February 4th, 2020 is World Cancer Day. Cancer doesn’t discriminate, it can affect anyone – young, old, male, female, rich or poor. The disease is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Up to 50% of cancers can be prevented by making healthy lifestyle choices like eating a healthy, balanced diet, getting plenty of exercise and avoiding smoking. However, it’s not always possible to prevent cancer completely but improving your...

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Science-Backed Benefits of Drinking Water

The human body is made up of approximately 60% water and so it is vital that we keep ourselves hydrated throughout the day. If that wasn’t enough, here are some of our favourite science-backed benefits of drinking water: Water helps to keep your body in a good, physical condition During exercise our body’s sweat to help keep our body temperature within the normal range, after all, you wouldn’t want to overheat. But sweating...

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Are You Going Dry This January?

So, Christmas is over for another year, the parties are nearing a close and your bank account is cleared out. That must mean Dry January is approaching. If you’re not sure what that is, it’s the UK’s alcohol-free challenge month. For most people, it’s the perfect excuse to give their body’s a rest from the good stuff and rest their relationship with booze. You might only enjoy a glass of wine...

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Beat the Christmas Bloat

December is the month for pure overindulgence and we bet that by the time the big day finally arrives, it won’t be the first festive dinner you’ve tucked into. Let’s face it there’s the work parties, meeting up with pals and family gatherings for those you won’t see on the day. There’s nothing better than tucking into a good old fashioned home-cooked roast but it can leave us feeling pretty...

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Hydration and Dental Health

It’s not just what we eat which affects the health of our teeth, but what we drink, too. It is estimated that by the age of 5, 1 in 4 children have some degree of tooth decay, while 1 in 3 adults also have tooth decay. Water has a positive effect on our oral health. Just 10% of adults have what is considered to be excellent oral health, which is classified...

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Can Water Improve the Health of Your Heart?

Water makes up between 60 and 70% of our total body weight and is essential for many of the biological processes which take place. But can drinking water really improve the health of your heart? The heart is responsible for pumping blood around the body, delivering vital nutrients and oxygen to cells, muscles and organs. However, if you haven’t drunk enough water, then your heart must work harder to pump blood,...

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Can Hydration Affect Fertility?

It is estimated that around 1 in 7 couples have difficulty conceiving and although there are many things which may contribute to the issue, taking simple steps to improve your lifestyle can have real benefits. Drinking water and staying hydrated is just one factor which can improve the chances of getting pregnant alongside a healthy, active lifestyle. Research has shown that there is a link between the hydration rate of cervical...

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