We’ve all got bad habits, whether it’s occasionally forgetting to take our make-up off, being a prolific gum chewer or having a sweet tooth. But, as much a these vices get blamed for a host of ills, there’s also surprising emerging science and expert advice to suggest we...
We all know it takes discipline to follow a diet, and if weight loss is your goal, you’re probably saying no to treats, filling your plate with fruit and veg and hitting it hard at the gym. But your super-virtuous routine may just be foiling your get-slim goals. How...
Want a quick easy way to boost your nutrition? Create a herb garden on your kitchen windowsill. Herbs are easy to grow, offer a wealth of culinary uses and, because they're rich in phytochemicals and vitamins A and C, countless health benefits. Use them liberally in cooking as...
What woman can’t recite a list of healthy habits she wants to keep? Lifting weights, running more, drinking eight glasses of water a day, wearing SPF to protect skin, booking regular smears, and not forgetting planning in regular meditation to beat stress.  The habits themselves might change, but one thing...
So, you vowed to be healthier and slimmer this year. You’ve been nibbling on carrot sticks between meals, religiously keeping a food journal and slogging it out at the gym daily, only to find that the scales... Just. Won’t. Budge.  Putting in all that effort and not seeing the...
Want to know how to live better for longer? The secret to adding years to your life and fighting disease as you get older could lie in re-evaluating what’s on your plate.  If you think your diet is already pretty clean, we have some news that could make it that little...
If you’ve been blaming your body shape on your sweet tooth, it might be time to give yourself a break. Research from the University of Cambridge has revealed that your slimming success could hinge on how you fared in the genetic lottery, rather than the strength of your...
From expensive superfoods to grabbing a convenient smoothie on the go, eating well and keeping up with food trends isn’t cheap. Cambridge University recently found that eating healthily costs three times more than eating unhealthily. They tracked 100 key food and drink items over 10 years and discovered...
We’ve all been there… You go to slip into your slinky party dress only to find it’s mysteriously shrunk. What do you do? Wear magic knickers and breathe in? Swap it for something you don’t like? Go panic-shopping for a new dress? Scrap that. The sensible option is to...
It’s official - food is the new fashion. We update our wardrobes with new threads when the seasons change, so why not re-think your eating habits too? In 2015, we guzzled green juices, nibbled on avo toast and chowed down on more than our fair share of courgetti....