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Nordic chronic kidney disease diet enhances health-related quality of life

By Dr. Liji Thomas, MD Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a debilitating condition that affects the emotional, physical, and social well-being of affected patients, thereby reducing their quality of life (QoL). A new study published in the journal Nutrients examines how health-related QoL (HRQoL)...


The families quitting Britain to live as digital nomads

A “digital nomad” brings to mind a young person tapping away at a laptop in the sun, beer in hand, earning enough money to travel to the next palm-fringed hammock. And as remote work becomes the norm, more people are taking it with them as they travel, making the most of a growing raft of digital nomad visas. But the stereotype of the free-wheeling...


The ultimate guide to doing Barbados in style

The ultimate guide to doing Barbados in style - From the restaurant at the forefront of the island’s growing slow food movement, to the hotels that keep people coming back year after year, Alice Howarth has your guide to planning the perfect fly-and-flop break on the Platinum Coast


Forget the Mediterranean diet - as a cynical Health Writer, even I'm impressed with the trending Atlantic diet

Food lovers, rejoice - this one's for you.


The Green Goddess: I’m still fit at 85 – these are the rules I swear by

Diana Moran still has the leotard that made her famous as the Green Goddess in the 1980s. It still fits, but she says: “The elastic has got a little saggy.” Age has been far kinder to Moran, who at 85 has the poise and elegance that made her a role model to a generation of keep-fitters. Today she is reaping the rewards of practising what she preach...


Could the UK learn from the world's happiest country when it comes to work-life balance?

Is this something UK businesses could do?


Increased exposure to residential greenery may help stave off cognitive decline

A new study found that increased exposure to residential greenery may help stave off cognitive decline by an annual rate of eight months. This delay was observed more among people living in low-socioeconomic status and highly populated neighborhoods, as well as people who carry the APOE-ɛ4 gene,...


Victoria Pendleton: ‘I run five times a week now – it was always considered dangerous’

Paris Olympics, we will be talking to former Olympian medallists about how they keep fit now – from ageing and retiring to what they eat and how much they exercise. Meet the fourth in our series, Victoria Pendleton. Track cyclist Pendleton won gold in the individual sprint at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and gold in the keirin and silver in t...


Family Builds Amazing Mountain CABIN in Just 9 Months | Start to Finish by @woodjunkie_yt

In a world increasingly defined by urban sprawl and digital connectivity, the allure of nature's serenity beckons many to seek solace in the rustic charm of off-grid living. For one enterprising 24-year-old couple, their shared passion for carpentry and reverence for nature converged into a remarkable endeavor: the construction of an off-grid cabin. The Wood Junkie's project, borne of love and dedication, embodies not only the fulfillment of a dream but also a commitment to environmental stewardship and the pursuit of sustainable living. Are you ready to move? We are going straight to the nature! WOOD JUNKIE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/woodjunkie_yt/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCib_y7QrDK3B_QcOyZN3zOw Email: [email protected] Other: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/woodjunkie?country.x=SI&locale.x=en_US Other2: https://500px.com/p/tinestrosar?view=photos Disclaimer: Quantum Tech HD is not affiliated with the businesses whose products are shown in this review. Any trademarks depicted are the property of their respective owners.


Millionaires reveal 8 frugal habits that helped them get rich


Have a home, or have a life? The brutal reality young adults face

Increasingly, Millennials and Gen Z are also being forced to make brutal choices about what they can and cannot afford to do


25 best lidos and outdoor pools near you in the UK

Summer is coming


The historic British cheese facing the threat of extinction

Stilton faces a battle for relevance as Generation Z shuns speciality cheeses, an award-winning British dairy has said. Bill Mathieson, managing director of Long Clawson Dairy in Leicestershire, said makers of stilton were struggling to appeal to younger people. He said: “I think it’s a bit of reluctance from younger shoppers. We’ve got a profile o...


I’m always in a rush, but these 7 tinted SPFs mean I can skip my entire makeup routine while protecting my skin from the sun

A true multitasker


Lifestyle habits linked to faster cognitive decline in new study

By Dr. Priyom Bose, Ph.D. A newly published study in the journal Nature Communications identifies several lifestyle factors that may accelerate cognitive decline. Study: Healthy lifestyle and cognitive decline in middle-aged and older adults residing in 14 European countries . ...


I went solo travelling in my 60s - here's what it taught me

Eager to discover the real Italy, Lorna Jackson, 72, went on a three-month solo exploration. Speaking to GH, she shares the life lessons that she returned home with.


I took collagen everyday for two months — here are 3 things that happened

After hearing a lot of good things, it was time for me to try collagen for myself


‘It probably saved my life’: How a low-carb diet can help with type 2 diabetes

‘It probably saved my life’: How a low-carb diet can help with type 2 diabetes - After he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Giancarlo and his wife Katie went on a journey to discover the low-carb diet that would eventually put him in remission


‘We spent £70,000 on a garden room – and lived in it for a year’

Anybody embarking on a full-scale home renovation will have to consider where they are going to live when their home is being ripped apart. Hardy souls may cut costs by remaining in situ, living with the dust, noise and builders’ mess. Others will stay with friends or bite the bullet and find somewhere to rent. Marty Orton, 51, took a more unusual ...


Walking trails, trains and outdoor activities: A guide to exploring Italy sustainably

Italy has invested millions in sustainable tourism, from walking trails to trains. View on euronews


How to lower your blood sugar levels, as new research reveals heart disease link

How to lower your blood sugar levels, as new research reveals heart disease link - Diet, exercise and lifestyle factors all play a role. By Katie Wright.


A moment that changed me: I thought fitness was my superpower. Then I realised it was a ball and chain

I have Jane Fonda to thank for my fitness “discovery” in the late 1980s. Still in my teens, I wore through the carpet doing her workout videos in front of the TV. I also spent hours ploughing up and down the pool at the local leisure centre and honing my muscles at the gym. I always regarded fitness as my superpower. Something that I worked hard at, for sure, but something that gave me kudos. Keeping fit – I mean, really fit – seemed to me an...


Why it's time to stop being a snob about all-inclusives

Why it's time to stop being a snob about all-inclusives - Don’t turn your nose up — joyful new resorts are ideal for groups of all ages travelling together, discovers Suzanne Moore


‘After years of failed fad diets + workouts, I started lifting weights'

'At 43, it changed everything'


Seven rules of slowing down after 60 – and why you shouldn’t take it too easy

It’s 9pm and I’m out for dinner with the man I am dating and he’s yawning. Am I boring  him? The opposite, he says. He’s finding it hard to keep up. He’s 63, retired and complaining that he never sees me and he thinks I need to slow down. OK, I admit it, it’s been a busy January. I’ve recently set up a book festival, I’m writing a book myself and I...


Taking medication in line with body clock reduces risk of heart attack

Patients who were ‘morning people’ were less likely to have a heart attack if they took their medication in the morning, the study found.


I walked off five stone and beat my sugar cravings

It’s the story of so many midlife men. The weight had crept on slowly. I hardly ever weighed myself and when I looked in the mirror I’d pull in my stomach and thought I still looked great. My wife Kim had been buying bigger clothes for me and I didn’t pay much attention to my size. In reality, my belly was enormous; I could barely stand up straight...


How many litres of water should you drink a day and does tea count?

Drink up!


Zoe review: Is it worth the hype? Here’s what we thought of the gut health monitor

Zoe review: Is it worth the hype? Here’s what we thought of the gut health monitor - Zoe helps us learn more about our gut and the way our body responds to certain foods but just how useful is this information?


The Best European Wellness Retreats For Some Much-Needed R&R

From Ibiza to Crete


A moment that changed me: I was divorced, broke and alone – but I turned my life around with a list

The silence in the flat was deafening. Having lost almost everything in my divorce, it was now just me in a basement studio flat with black mould. I had no TV, no sofa and the wifi wasn’t set up. I sat at a cheap folding table and made a list. Since my life was no longer going to be the way I had planned – marriage, kids, a dog, a late-Victorian terrace in a country town – I was going to try something else. I was going to do all the things on my...


I’m a French woman in my 40s. This is why I’m going to live longer than a woman in England

Whether it’s a café croissant watching the world go by from a Parisian terrace, or that glass of rosé with a long-time friend, or an apéritif with the neighbours that extends into an impromptu dinner party… People often misconstrue the French joie de vivre as simply hedonistic. But when you look at the consistent two-year gap between life expectanc...


How to get organised at home – boosting your health and adding value to your home in the process

How to get organised at home – boosting your health and adding value to your home in the process - Being well organised is key to a calmer space, and can also improve your home’s worth. By Sam Wylie-Harris.


Love your job and worried about retiring? How to stay busy and avoid post-retirement blues

Love your job and worried about retiring? How to stay busy and avoid post-retirement blues - People need to let family, friends or a health professional know if they are struggling, as some people do get depressed after they enter retirement.


How To Wear Strawberry Blonde Hair Now, According To A Hairstylist

Everyone from Blake Lively to Sydney Sweeney is experimenting with copper tones


I’ve ditched city life to live in a cave – I’ll never go back

Gisbert Lippelt has swapped city life for a simple life in a cave in Italy, but there is one modern convenience he cannot do without


Living on Lanzarote: advantages, cost of living and why choose it

The island of Lanzarote emerges from the Atlantic Ocean as a unique enclave, a land of contrasts where volcanic nature combines with serene beaches and an excellent climate. Deciding to live on Lanzarote is opting for a particular lifestyle, in which the environment's calm and beauty play a leading role.


The Simple Steps That Cut This Man's Cholesterol in Half and Dropped His Body Fat

He thought he was living healthfully, but when he learned what to tweak, everything changed


Habits that destroy our mental health

There are certain psychological habits that often prevent us from living fully and feeling ourselves. They destroy us from within and affect our health and quality of life, according to Mentoly. Contradicting one's own feelings Denying or avoiding one's own emotions can lead to a deterioration of mental health and depression. Advice: Allow yourself...


'I worked out at 5am every day – and it taught me 3 important things'

It all started with a 4 am alarm...


6 Summer Trends Italians Have Mastered That Channel "La Dolce Vita" Dressing

A taste of the good life.


Why do lesbian and bisexual women have higher mortality rates?

Why do lesbian and bisexual women have higher mortality rates? - A nurses’ health study looked at a decade’s worth of data


A local’s guide to Galway: ‘As a chef I love the food, but it was the culture that first captivated me’

Food We are spoiled for choice in Galway: there’s great pizza at Dough Bros; burgers at Handsome Burger or Bótown; Wa Café and Kappa-ya are great for an authentic Japanese experience; Ard Bia and Kai are longtime champions of local Irish produce, as are the more recently opened Rúibín and Blackrock Cottage. Dela, on Dominick Street, is the go-to spot for brunch and if you crave a beautifully laminated pastry get to Magpie Bakery early before...


Sleep for longer — the 3 best tips I've learned for getting more sleep at night

If you're wondering how to sleep for longer these simple tips are the best things I've learnt since working as a sleep writer.


Life-Threatening Symptoms: 14 Red Flags You Must Address

Poisoning is a serious risk for both pets and humans, and it’s crucial to recognise the signs early. Various everyday substances can be toxic, and quick action can save lives. Here are 14 deadly symptoms of poisoning and the potential poisons to watch out for in the UK. 1. Vomiting Vomiting is one of the […]


I shifted my midlife weight in six months – now I’m fitter than I was in my twenties

I used to be a stylist, working incredibly long hours styling A-list celebrities, and while it sounds glamorous, it was exactly the opposite: you start very early in the morning, finish late at night and if you’ve not got exactly the right jumper, everyone acts as if the world is falling apart. Because the work was so stressful, we all did a lot of...


One factor can determine how satisfied you are with your life


I left my high-flying fashion career to buy a run-down B&B in France

The dream became a reality for this couple...


The experts: Cardiologists on 20 simple, successful steps to a healthy heart

Our hearts beat 100,000 times a day, but we tend not to worry about their maintenance unless there is a problem. What should we know about how to keep this vital organ pumping? Four cardiologists give their advice on how to keep our hearts healthy. Exercise is key “If you put exercise into a pill, it would probably be better than anything a doctor could give you to improve heart health,” says Prof Dan Augustine, a cardiologist at Royal United...


Rheumatoid arthritis forced me to change my diet – and now I’m pain free

I can’t remember a time in my life when there hasn’t been pain somewhere in my body. It came to dominate much of my adult life. If somebody hasn’t been in constant pain, it’s hard to describe it to them. You’re masking the whole time, and everything is so much more difficult. The mornings were the worst for me as the throbbing and aching sensations...