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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...


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...


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.


'I debunk wellness misinformation for a living… So, why did I fall for it?'

Given my career, I thought I’d be the last person duped by rogue wellness influencers. And yet…


Early death risk grows with just three ‘slightly unhealthy mid-life traits’

Just three “slightly unhealthy traits” in mid-life increase the risk of early death by a third, research suggests. The study found people carrying extra weight in their 40s and 50s who also had slightly raised blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels were also 35 per cent more likely to have a heart attack or stroke over the next three dec...


Red panda Esha creates a buzz at new Peak Wildlife Park home

Red panda Esha creates a buzz at new Peak Wildlife Park home - The three-year-old is said to be settling in well at the site on the Staffordshire Moorlands.


Exploring the link between lifestyle patterns and depression in diabetic individuals

By Priyanjana Pramanik, MSc. In a recent study published in BMC Public Health , researchers investigated the impact of lifestyle patterns and diet on depression in individuals with diabetes. Their findings indicate that lifestyle patterns significantly influence depression, with dietary in...


Healthy lifestyle ‘key for preventing depression – regardless of genetic risk’

Healthy lifestyle ‘key for preventing depression – regardless of genetic risk’ - Data shows that a good night’s sleep – between seven and nine hours a night – reduces the risk of depression by 22%.


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 […]


What Olympic weightlifter Emily Campbell eats to perform at her best

Britain’s most successful female weightlifter on eating for her cycle, our culture’s obsession with women’s appearance and fuelling to compete on sport’s biggest stage


How to be frugal: Easy money-saving hacks from people who’ve mastered cutting back

How to be frugal: Easy money-saving hacks from people who’ve mastered cutting back - Living more frugally could reduce stress and help your money go further.


Calorie-starving slowed down my metabolism – this is what I did to lose a stone

This time last year I was feeling really depressed about my weight. In the previous 18 months, I’d put on a huge amount, mainly on my stomach, and because I’m short – just over 5’1” –  I looked pregnant. But I was at a total loss about what to do about it; I felt like I ate relatively healthily, opting for low-calorie meals and often avoiding carbs...


Despite owning hundreds of perfumes, I always go back to this one brand to boost my mood come summer

It makes my citrus-loving heart happy


10 'Energy Foods' That'll Keep You Alert, Awake and Excited to Work Out

Feeling lethargic and lost your training oomph? Look no further


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...


This is how to look after your ageing dog

When people get older, all kinds of age-related ailments pop up. They need to rest more, become more rigid, get cold or too hot more quickly ... This is no different for dogs. Dogs do not stay young forever either. So they need extra care and attention from their owner. This is how to make the life of your 'aging friend' as pleasant as possible: Provide a comfortable resting place Pleasant temperature, soft and clean. Take care of the coat With...


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.


Four stunning must-visit villages within easy reach of Kent's only city

The villages, near Canterbury, boast lovely architecture, history, ponds, monuments, churches and countryside walks


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

A taste of the good life.


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 . ...


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

Drink up!


Burnt out at work? Become a tradie to reduce your stress levels

The least - and most stressful - jobs have been ranked.


Madeira's capital Funchal offers a natural retreat on the city's doorstep

Be sure to add these stops to your itinerary.


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


Best outfits for long haul flights that will keep you comfortable on your journey

Best outfits for long haul flights that will keep you comfortable on your journey - Jet-setting has never looked so good


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


As a Briton who spent years living in America, these are 10 things that are better across the pond

America is far from perfect. It’s laughably insular and has many chronic problems that feel virtually unfixable: broken political systems, a lack of free healthcare, rampant homelessness and drug abuse in cities, shootings and high rates of suicide and depression that belie its “have a nice day” image… But these are largely problems that affect res...


‘I walked 25k steps per day for a year, here are 12 things I’ve learned’

Exactly how my mind and body have changed


A new start after 60: I retired from teaching – and became a blacksmith

In 2019, one year into his retirement, 66-year-old Julian Lee decided to start making knives. The former teacher and special educational needs expert built a forge in the back garden of his Winchester home, collected steel files, heated them to 800C and began hammering, grinding and refining until he had formed a blade. “Blacksmithing knives is a beautiful combination of producing art and something with a practical use,” he says. “It feels...


‘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 ...


6 easy ways to nudge yourself closer to a net zero lifestyle

6 easy ways to nudge yourself closer to a net zero lifestyle - It all boils down to more conscious choices about how you spend your money.


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

It all started with a 4 am alarm...


The Five Stages of Retirement (and How to Skip Three of Them)

Getting the first step wrong inevitably means you’ll go through stages three through five. Get step one right, and it’s a two-step process.


10 most relaxing places to live in the UK revealed


'I challenged myself to unplug for 1,000 hours in a year - this is what I learnt'

Writer Hannah Brencher was craving more connection with her family - so she put her phone down and listened


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...


We visit the North Wales town named among UK's best places to live - and find pros and cons

North Wales Live visits the medieval town for our own take


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.


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...


25 best lidos and outdoor pools near you in the UK

Summer is coming


‘Nobody’s hurrying – not like London’: How Britain’s ‘blue zone’ helps you live to 86

Carving through the lush Devonian lanes from Totnes to Salcombe, via Halwell, Kingsbridge and Marlborough, there doesn’t immediately seem much the South Hams has in common with the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, or the Nuoro Province in Sardinia, and definitely not Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture. Admittedly, they are all fairly idyllic, photogenic pla...


The health risks of being a skinny old person – and how to stay strong

Like so many fitness influencers, Rosemary Mallace runs strength-based classes on YouTube. Unlike so many fitness influencers, she is 73. She’s just starting to add fell running and tap dancing to her exercise regime. “I’m trying to think of something that I can’t do that I used to be able to do and I can’t think of anything.” It seems the Miss Mar...


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?


Review explains lesser-known yet vital components of the Mediterranean diet

By Dr. Sanchari Sinha Dutta, Ph.D. The Mediterranean diet has gained immense popularity over the last decades because of its scientifically proven positive impact on human health. Many studies have been conducted to decipher this dietary pattern's health and environmental impact. In a review ...


How to lose 1kg a week: Safe & healthy exercise + nutrition tips

No quick fixes, fads or crash diets here.


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

The dream became a reality for this couple...


French recipes to bring a bit of joie de vivre to your summer

French recipes to bring a bit of joie de vivre to your summer - If you love Boursin, you’re going to love these summery recipes from French chef Manon Lagrève


I used to live on takeaways, now I’m a 51-year-old bodybuilder

Sarah Davies, 51, is not your average bodybuilder. The mother of one, who works full-time, picked up her intense training routine in midlife and “fell into it by accident”, she says. “I’d struggled with my weight from when I left school and discovered alcohol, boys and Chinese takeaways,” she says. “Throughout my 20s and 30s, I did all kinds of car...


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...


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...