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Sticking to New Year's Resolutions

Posted by Sarah Cox on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, In : Goal Setting 

According the NHS, around 7 million of us will have made a New Year's resolution to improve an aspect of our health this year. 

Some of the most common resolutions are:
  • Lose weight
  • Get fit
  • Stop smoking
  • Drink less alcohol
  • Eat more fruit and vegetables.  
Keeping your resolution after Christmas can be a tough thing to do.  Richard Wiseman, a professor of psychology at Hertfordshire University, gives the following top 5 tips for boosting willpower and staying motivated:
  • Make only one resolution. Choosin...

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Eating a Balanced Diet

Posted by Sarah Cox on Monday, April 28, 2014, In : nutrition 

Despite what you see in some diet books and TV programmes, healthy eating can be really straightforward.


The key thing is to eat a balanced diet, so eating a wide variety of food from all the different healthy food groups.  No food groups should be totally eliminated, which is contrary to what a number of popular diets advocate.  


The food groups are: 

  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Starchy foods
  • Meat, fish eggs and beans
  • Milk and dairy food
  • Foods and drinks high in fat and/or sugar. 


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