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[ 25 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]

“There are many ways that parents can start to encourage their children to interact with money from a young age said Kirsty Bowman-Vaughan, children and young people expert at the Money Advice Service. “We know that children learn best when they gain practical experience with money, and allowing them to make decisions and learn from their mistakes lays the foundations for better money management skills as they grow up.”
Here are five ideas to help your kids start to learn about money:

Give children the chance to pay for things from an …

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[ 19 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]
How to eat yourself healthy

From the doctor’s surgery, by Dr Alexandra Phelan
The five-a-day fruit and vegetable rule should be upped to 10 if people want to drastically reduce the risk of serious health conditions such as stroke and heart disease, according to researchers from Imperial College London.
However, there are other ways to eat yourself healthy. Here are my top ten tips.

Eat your greens: the NHS recommends that one third of the food you eat should be fruit and vegetables. Fruit and vegetables are an important source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre.
Five a day: …

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[ 9 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]

Cardiovascular disease costs the UK £19 billion a year – 46% in healthcare costs, 34% from lost productivity and 20% in family carers.  So, what is it?
Cardiovascular disease, or CVD, is a medical term for conditions which affect the blood vessels and heart.  The four main types of CVD are:
Aortic disease:  this can cause weakening, tearing and life-threatening bleeding in the main blood vessel in the body.
Coronary heart disease (CHD): CHD occurs when the blood flow to the heart is reduced, increasing strain on the heart and leading to angina, …

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[ 6 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]

In a backlash against the trend of being constantly logged on to the internet, 65% of people would like to take time away from the internet.
In today’s world, almost everyone has a digital footprint – 88% of the population uses the internet, and 99% of adults aged between 16 and 24 years are recent internet users[1]. However there has been a retaliation against the almost constant use of smartphones and digital devices. Cartridgesave has looked at the trend of “digital detoxing”, and discovered that 65% of people have admitted that …

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[ 4 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]

From Lisa Cole of www.less-stuff.co.uk
Despite living in a digital age, children manage to generate a lot of paperwork. From the red book with weight records right through to university prospectuses, every week of parenting seems to bring in a new important bit of paper.
Couple this with work stuff; invoices, insurance certificates and tax returns and you can quite easily have a big mess on your hands.
There is a theory that you should only handle a piece of paper once, as soon as you get it you should either deal with …

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[ 4 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]

From the GP’s surgery, by Dr Alexandra Phelan
We all strive for happiness but it can be hard to find. Magazines, adverts, social media, friends, family – all have different ideas about how to achieve happiness. Feeling happy is important for both your mental and physical health, but what will really make you happier?
In the past few years, scientists have found that although our genes and circumstances play a part in affecting how we feel, a large proportion of our happiness comes from the things we do. Here are my top …

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[ 3 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]

It’s the school holidays again, the kids are running all over the house and garden, and you hope that they’re safe. In fact,according to the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), 42 children aged 0-4 years old have drowned in their own home or garden in the last five years*, with around 400 people drowning on average in the UK every year. With that in mind, RLSS UK is urging parents to make their house water safe this spring.
The Spring Clean campaign which starts today is supported by RLSS …

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[ 28 Mar 2017 | No Comment ]

Have you wondered about all the different vitamins Bs, what they do, and why there are so many of them? In this article Dr Alex Phelan explains.
There are eight different vitamins in the B vitamin group and all support vital functions in the human body:  Thiamin (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pantothenic Acid, Pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folate (folic acid) and vitamin B12. These vitamins are integral to keeping our skin, eyes and nervous system working. They also help us to release energy from the food we eat. Vitamin B6, …

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[ 17 Mar 2017 | No Comment ]

Diabetes is one of the most common long-term health conditions in the UK, and it can require people to use regular medication alongside changes to their diet and lifestyle. Here’s what you need to know…
Diabetes is a serious life-long health condition that occurs when there is too much glucose – or blood sugar – in the blood stream. It is a result of the body being unable to process glucose properly.
If your blood sugar is consistently too high, it can increase the risk of a number of potentially serious health …

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[ 7 Mar 2017 | No Comment ]

This week we march into March, which is National Bed Month.
That doesn’t mean that you have a free pass to stay in bed for the whole month! But it does give us a good opportunity to talk about the importance of sleep.
Sleep is a big part of our lives – we spend approximately one third of our day asleep.
Sleep plays a vital role in our health and wellbeing. Without good quality sleep we cannot function properly and are at increased risk of:

Obesity – sleep affects hormones in the body, raising …