Archive for the ‘Health news and tips for the family’ Category

Save the gym membership – try these calorie-busting chores and lose weight

Spring’s on the way, and that means the bikini season isn’t that much further behind. No pressure, then, for the rush to lose weight and firm up those wobbly bits… But the answer might already be at the tips of your fingers. Yes, believe it or not, housework really can

Breastfeeding after a boob job: is it possible?

A very popular procedure that many women choose to undertake is a breast augmentation, with thousands of women opting to go under the knife each year.

Got a memory like a sieve? Here are some tips to help

Baby brain really does exist – well according to researchers at the University of London, anyway! If you keep forgetting things, are a ‘little’ oversensitive at times and find it harder to stay focused, there may well be a valid reason for it. Examining the brain activity of 39 pregnant

Feeling active? Three tips on how to buy running shoes

Thinking about starting running? Or maybe you’ve just joined the gym…whatever the fitness activity of choice, you’ll want to make sure you are keeping your feet healthy, and wearing the most suitable type of trainers.

7 in 10 women would have a double mastectomy like Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie announced this week via the New York Times that she has undergone a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer from 87% to 5% due to a “faulty” gene, BRCA1, which increases cancer risk. While it’s a brave and courageous step to take, it seems that

Can’t start the day without your coffee fix? Find out which coffees are spending a lifetime on your hips…

What’s your coffee weak spot? A hazelnut latte, a mocha with whipped cream? Having these once in a while is fine, but if you’ve been wondering why your weight creeps up when you’re working, it could be down to your coffee shop purchases. You only need to jump on the

Five foods your teeth should avoid at the office Christmas party if you don’t want to suffer the consequences

Christmas is a time of fun and lots of eating – at home and in the workplace. Between Christmas dinner and office parties, you’ll have a world of food pushed at you and in your mouth without a care. But if you want to avoid toothache, teeth stains and a

Pregnant at between 28-38 weeks pregnant? Get the whooping cough jab now

Pregnant women between 28-38 weeks pregnant are being asked to get vaccinated against whooping cough (pertussis). This is due to a sharp rise in the number of whooping cough cases in the UK, and eight babies dying from whooping cough recently.

Four ways to make working during pregnancy stress-free

Congrats! You’re going to be a mums, and what exciting times you have ahead. Unfortunately, while your family, friends and colleagues may be excited for you, strangers on your commute probably won’t share the joy… So, how can you make your commute to work as stress free and comfortable as

Summer nights making you feel restless? Adding a few ingredients to your dinner can make all the difference

As well as sleeping on a good bed in a well-ventilated, dark and quiet room, achieving a great night’s sleep can be affected by what you eat before bedtime. According to The Sleep Council, certain foods are known to aid sleep – in exactly the same way that caffeine is

Parents beware: rucksacks are bad for children’s backs…

Many teenagers are carrying dangerously heavy bags to school that weigh up to 10-15% their own body weight, and this is putting them at risk of back pain in and related disorders the future, according to a new study. If you’re the mum of a conscientious student, you’ll often marvel