Proven immune booster: The 5:2 diet Why it works: Restricting your calories a few days a week can do more than trim your belly before the summer season – new evidence reveals fasting can actually regenerate the entire immune system. Scientists at the University of California found fasting for just...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
Just as colds, flu and other bugs are readily passed on from person to person, everyday stress can spread, too.  Thanks to friends, family, colleagues and even strangers, second-hand stress, a relatively new phenomenon, is on the rise. ‘Second-hand stress is the stress we experience from being around other people who are stressed....
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,...
Self-discipline might seem an old-fashioned concept these days. When you’re struggling to find a balance between long working hours, housework, your relationship and family, you may scoff at the suggestion you need to be more disciplined – after all, you already work hard. But diligence is about streamlining and...