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Swim for your life

Whether you are swimming for fun or competition this sport has many health benefits that can be enhanced with good nutrition. Knowing what to eat and when can also greatly improve your enjoyment of the sport as well as your level of performance.
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Give healthier gifts this Christmas

If you want to enjoy the company of friends and family when you get older then if is important that you look after their health, as well as your own, as you age. Read more »

“Free foods” for hungry children

Free foods”, while bulky, are very low in energy and filling. So their cost in terms of calories is much lower than most other dietary components, hence the term “free”. As these foods are also naturally fat free they make ideal snacks for anyone trying to control body weight Read more »

Nutrition suffers when children smoke

The smaller lungs and lighter weight of young children increases their vulnerability to the harmful effects of second hand smoke Read more »

Teach your child to cook for better health

Is your child able to prepare a simple meal? Can you? A British poll in 1994 of seven to 15 year-old children found 93% could play computer games, but only 38% could cook a potato in its jacket in the oven. Another 61% of children could programme a video to record, but only 54% could boil an egg. A survey last year found that little had changed.

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Eat your way to healthier nails

The quality, appearance and growth of our nails often reflect the state of our general health and the adequacy of some essential nutrients in our diet.

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Skin care for active people

The stress of competition, the sun and wind, sweat, chaffing and high sugar levels are just some of the things that can aggravate the skin conditions of athletes and very active people. Read more »

Party plans for children

Birthday parties should be fun and the chance to celebrate a child’s special day with a minimum of work and cost for busy parents. If the party can be timed to fit around a normal meal time then “junk” foods can be kept to a minimum.

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