Get active It may be chilly outside and the comfort of your warm duvet may seem so much more inviting, but staying active this winter will help you avoid the usual sniffles and chesty coughs. Exercising – even just moderately – helps you keep your immune system active and...
Nutritionist, author and TV health expert Amanda Hamilton reveals her tips for keeping teeth beautifully white. Everybody loves a nice set of pearly whites, and while specialist toothpastes may help, it’s definitely worth thinking about the cause, rather than simply treating the symptoms. Tooth discoloration occurs in two forms: extrinsic,...
1. Make a to-do list Want to make the most of your day? Of course you do! Write a to-do list. It’s simple, but ridiculously effective. ‘Most people are more efficient when they know what they’re doing, what’s expected and what the deadline is,’  says life coach Louise Presley-Turner (thegameoflife.co.uk).   2. Write down...
Ever since Fifty Shades of Grey burst on to the literary scene it’s left a trail of curiosity in its wake. By bringing sex into mainstream discussion, it’s encouraged many of us to examine our own sexual habits. Although it’s unlikely most twenty-somethings are experiencing the same level...
Ever wondered what the most successful people on the planet do every day to keep fit and healthy? If only you could find out, emulate it and become amazing, too. Guess what? You can!  We’ve tapped into eight of the greatest fitness minds to discover which daily rituals they complete without fail. And, after...
Stress is so inextricably bound to modern life that it’s become a buzzword for simply being busy. But there’s a difference between pressure and stress – and the latter can seriously damage your health.  ‘Most people use the word “stress” when they mean “pressure”,’ says Carol Johnson from the...
If you want to get in top shape for 2016, don’t forget about your feet! It’s easy to take them for granted, but they’re the foundation of a fit body, and foot injuries or problems can be devastating for your fitness goals. We asked top podiatrist Emma Supple,...
If the idea of boosting your health using nature’s bounty and some easy lifestyle tweaks appeals, Patrick Holford’s book Good Medicine (£14.99,  Piatkus) is your must-have health bible. Patrick is one of the UK’s best-known advocates of a natural approach to good health and has written more than 30 books on...
The Empowering Women live panel discussions have been organised by leading Australian active-living brand Lorna Jane together with wellbeing campaigner Lizzie Horgan, who was diagnosed with ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome at 25 years old. Since her diagnosis, Lizzie has worked with many organisations to raise greater awareness of her condition and to...
Sophie Holmes is a qualified personal trainer who happens to have cystic fibrosis (CF).  Sophie felt really well until she was 19 years old. Disruption in her life then caused her lung function to drop to 60 per cent in three months. Following three weeks laid up in...