Woman's Weekly Living Series1 min gelesenPsychology
Help Beat It
1 Increase your confidence and resilience by eating healthily, exercising regularly, sleeping well and limiting alcohol. 2 Tell someone who is a good listener and will support you. Remember social media can be unkind. 3 Learn relaxation techniques f
Woman's Weekly Living Series1 min gelesenDiet & Nutrition
Where To Find Vitamin B12
1 Meat and fish, such as beef, salmon and cod. 2 Dairy foods – milk, cheese, eggs (less in goat’s milk or cheese). 3 Some fortified breakfast cereals (read the label). 4 If you’re vegan, look for B12-fortified drinks or yeast extract; and more infor
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COPING WITH… Muscle cramps
Our skeletal (voluntary) muscles move our bodies; internally, ‘smooth’ (involuntary) muscles keep things moving inside our organs. Muscles are designed to contract (shorten) and relax, but sometimes they go into spasm, producing pain and acidic chang
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LOOK LIVELY 10 Moves To Re-energise You
Lay on your front, position your hands either side of your shoulders. Gently push up through your hands, straighten arms and push your chest off the floor. Keep hips, legs and feet on the floor. Hold for five seconds, then relax so that you are lying
Woman's Weekly Living Series1 min gelesenMedical
6 Ways To Help Your Bones
1 Eat a balanced diet containing all the food groups, including dairy for calcium and vitamin D. 2 Take supplements if your diet may be lacking, you’re over 65, housebound, cover up outside or rarely go out (see nhs.uk). Pregnant women should take 10
Woman's Weekly Living Series5 min gelesenCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Low sugar TREATS!
Your favourite sundae in cake form, complete with a cherry on top. MAKES 10 ✣ 2 large eggs✣ 2 very ripe bananas✣ 1½tsp vanilla extract✣ 125g (4oz) unsalted butter, softened✣ 65g (2oz) light muscovado sugar✣ 1tsp bicarbonate of soda, mixed with 4tb
Woman's Weekly Living Series5 min gelesenRegional & Ethnic
5 Ways With APPLES
Pork and apple is a classic combination, we have mixed the two together and stuffed them into a roasted butternut squash to make this cosy winter dinner. SERVES 2 ✣ Small to medium-sized butternut squash✣ 2tbsp olive oil✣ 400g (14oz) of pork sausa
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‘I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self To LOSE WEIGHTÕ
Miriam Margolyes comes across as a person confident in who she is and what she looks like – and someone who definitely doesn’t care what people think of her. But the 79-year-old Harry Potter actor has revealed that the coronavirus pandemic has force
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The Hot Cloth Cleanse
1 Apply your chosen cleanser using your hands. Don’t forget to include your neck as well. 2 Run your hands under a warm tap, then work into skin and massage for 30 seconds. 3 Grab a clean face cloth (try bulk buying from Amazon, around £10 for 20), r
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Good to SHARE
An outdoor swim might not appeal in winter – but it could help fight Alzheimer’s. Cold-water swimming may help protect the brain from degenerative diseases, such as dementia, according to research by the University of Cambridge. Researchers discovere
Woman's Weekly Living Series1 min gelesenMedical
Other Proven Ways To Reduce Your Risk
✣ Not smoking. ✣ Keeping safe in the sun. ✣ Eating a healthy diet that’s high in fibre and plant-based foods and low in processed meats. ✣ Cutting back on alcohol. ✣ Getting regular exercise. ✣ Avoiding exposure to dangerous substances, such as asbes
Woman's Weekly Living Series2 min gelesenPsychology
COPING WITH… A Phobia
A phobia is an irrational fear of something that wouldn’t frighten most people. But even if we know it’s irrational (or if we think it’s justified), it can also feel unbeatable, and affect how we live our lives. One in 10 of us has a phobia at some t
Woman's Weekly Living Series3 min gelesenMedical
10 Natural Home Cures That Work BETTER THAN DRUGS!
Public Health England has said honey is more effective than cough medicine. They, and treatment assessment body NICE, found that honey was the best way to treat acute short-term coughs from a cold or flu. It also helps to relieve a sore throat. And i
Woman's Weekly Living Series3 min gelesenCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Now I REMEMBER!
The herb has for centuries been linked with memory. It’s even mentioned by Shakespeare – in Hamlet , the character Ophelia, using flower symbolism, says it’s ‘for remembrance’. It’s thought to increase blood flow to the brain, enhancing concentration
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TREAT Yourself!
Alteya Organics Jasmine & Ylang-Ylang Lip Balm, £3.60 , lovelula.com Dry lips need an extra layer of protection during cold weather and this nourishing balm soothes even the most chapped pout. Beeswax and sweet almond oil provide a barrier to stop fu
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12 Ways To Have MORE FUN!
Colour affects your mood, so ditch the dingy blacks and boring browns and draw good vibes towards you with vivid hues. Red is powerful and can make you feel energised. Yellow radiates a sunny, optimistic aura, while orange suggests warmth and fun. To
Woman's Weekly Living Series3 min gelesenMedical
WINNING The War Against CANCER
Currently in development, the non-invasive test analyses molecules in your breath that can show the presence of cancer at very early stages. It’s hoped that it will eventually be introduced to GP surgeries. Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald, who’s leading
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FROM COAST TO coast…
Whatever the season, who can resist a coastal walk? Sunshine and sea spray on bare arms in summer. A bracing breeze to re-energise in winter. But whether you finish your stroll with a cooling ice cream or a warming latte, you’ll be working wonders fo
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The Devon Coast
Torquay Harbour and Marina are a joy to stroll around, yacht spotting and people watching, with the Victorian Princess Pier a nostalgic diversion. Walk to the end and look back to shore for views of the marina, palm-lined promenade and cliffs. Crime
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Hair SOS
Q My scalp is very dry and flaky, and I feel so self-conscious about it. What can I do? A Try a scalp scrub. This helps rid your hair of pesky flakes and clears any blocked pores that may be reducing oil production and making your scalp dry. Massagi
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Clean Skin Made SIMPLE!
✣ If you’ve got combination or spot-prone skin, it’s tempting to go for heavy-duty cleansers that completely strip away any oil. Yes, it feels satisfying, but on a deeper level your skin will freak out, produce even more sebum to compensate and so th
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Editor
Flagging on your New Year healt h resolutions? Don ’t despair . We have lots of inspiration to help k eep your wellbeing on track – including a 10-page vitality special (from p29) to give you some oomph during the dank winter months, some real-life s
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What does THAT DO?
Tom Fortes Mayer is a Harley Street hypnotherapist ‘I’m passionate about how people change how they’re thinking, feeling and behaving. And that fascination started when I experienced it myself in India 20 years ago. I was leading a hedonistic lifest
Woman's Weekly Living Series1 min gelesenMedical
3 great gadgets... FOR YOUR TEETH
Silk’n ToothWave Electric Toothbrush – Boots, £265 This uses the latest technology (DentalRF™) to produce a wave of molecules to remove stains and calculus (hardened dental plaque), promising teeth up to eight shades whiter in just six weeks.  Spot
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Easy peasy ENERGY BOOSTERS
Enough sleep – ideally seven to eight hours a night – is essential for physical and mental alertness. TRY THIS: Establish a good bedtime routine. Dr Irshaad Ebrahim, Medical Director of The London Sleep Centre, says ‘Go to bed and get up at roughly
Woman's Weekly Living Series1 min gelesen
5 Ways To Help Night Cramps
1 Ask your GP to rule out treatable causes. Quinine tablets are rarely prescribed nowadays. 2 Reduce your alcohol intake if it seems to be a trigger. Avoid dehydration by drinking plenty of fluids and be active during the day. 3 During an acute attac
Woman's Weekly Living Series2 min gelesenMedical
COPING WITH… A fracture
Our strong bones will break if enough force is applied, or if they’re weaker than normal. Their hard exterior and softer middle are covered by a membrane containing blood vessels and nerves – which is why knocks or fractures hurt so much! Bone cells
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COVID: The Fightback
It’s little more than a year since we became aware of the coronavirus which has had such devastating worldwide repercussions. But we already have vaccines and the know-how which can help keep us safe from the virus. TO HELP REDUCE YOUR RISK OF INFE
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Cheat yourself SLIM!
Fed up with diets that leave you feeling bored and frustrated after only a few days? ‘If a diet saps the joy out of eating, it becomes very hard to sustain,’ says Rob Hobson, registered nutritionist and co-author of Cheats & Eats (£9.99, Healthspan L
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COPING WITH… A B12 deficiency
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is an essential ingredient for brain cells, the central nervous system, and oxygen-carrying haemoglobin in red blood cells. We get it from our diets and absorb it at the end of the small intestine, helped by intrinsic factor,
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