Physical health & wellbeing articles

Helping you and your family to better understand and prioritise your physical health and wellbeing in 2024. Read our latest guides and articles below.

Treatment guides

Health treatments

A guide to health treatments

Learn more about the health and wellbeing treatments covered by Simplyhealth memberships. Each of our guides gives you a great introduction to treatments, and what you can expect when you attend an appointment. 

Women's health

A guide to women's health

From menstruation to menopause, and everything in between. We've created a collection of guides to support Simplyhealth members, helping you to access stigma-free information you need about your health.

Everyday health

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Protect yourself from workspace woes

Home working comes with the potential impact on physical health and the risk of Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. Before you consider rushing back to the office, have a read of our home office health check.

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Helping you cope through the winter season

We’ve put together some top tips to help you navigate through the winter season, like how to keep warm and look after yourself.

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Hay fever - what it is and how you can reduce the symptoms

We asked a pharmacist everything about hay fever and found out what you can do to reduce symptoms, both with medication and lifestyle changes.

Family health

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Five things you should know about sun safety and your skin

What do the SPF numbers mean? Can you get burnt through glass? And does sun cream go off? We take a look at five sun safety facts you should know.

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Using an online GP abroad

Discover how you can access the benefits of having an online GP in your pocket, wherever you are.

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Understanding Osgood-Schlatter Disease

This article explains the causes and symptoms of Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease, and how physiotherapy can help children and teenagers with treatment for the disease.

Healthy eating

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Healthy eating

Understanding your gut

Having healthy gut bacteria can result in fewer illnesses, allergies, and autoimmune conditions.

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Healthy eating

Eating on a budget

Top tips to help you make good food choices without breaking the bank.

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Healthy eating

Eating well this winter

Throughout the period and going into the winter season, it’s important to balance the Christmas treats with foods that will help look after our immunity too. 

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Healthy eating

How you can eat well for you and your newborn baby

You've probably got a lot of things on your mind right now, which is why we've asked nutritionist and wellbeing coach Monica Durigon to share her tips on what to eat when breastfeeding to keep you healthy and your baby happy when it comes to nutrition.

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Healthy eating

Menopause and bone health: A guide to eating well for your bones 

When going through menopause many women experience noticeable symptoms which impact their lives, such as brain fog or hot flushes, however there are some silent symptoms which aren’t as easy to spot. The amount of oestrogen your body produces decreases during menopause, and this increases the risk to your bone health if left unchecked.  

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Healthy eating

Menopause and heart health: A guide to eating well in menopause

The perimenopausal and menopausal years can be difficult for many women and can present various health challenges, but positive changes to diet and lifestyle can help you to manage some of your symptoms and promote long-term health.

Women's health

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Women's health

A beginner's guide to menstruation

An introduction to periods, feminine hygiene products and tips on how to support girls through their journey into puberty.

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Women's health

Physiotherapy and pelvic health

We look at how physiotherapy can help with pelvic health, why you would need to see a physio, and what you can expect from your appointment.

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Women's health

What is Cytomegalovirus and why do you need to know about it?

Find out more about this little-known virus that can sometimes have devastating consequences for pregnant women and their unborn babies, and how to manage risk of infection.

Oral health

Catherine Rutland, Clincal Director


Finding a dentist in 2024

Our Clinical Director Catherine Rutland talks us through the world of dentistry in 2024, including how to find a dentist and what to look for when choosing.


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How to look after your mouth, teeth and gums

Find out how to look after your teeth, mouth, and gums with our 10 tips to help you get a healthier smile.

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Mouth cancer: what you need to know

Denplan, part of Simplyhealth, are proud to sponsor the Oral Health Foundation's Mouth Cancer Action Month in November, reminding us that awareness is important throughout the entire year. Find out more on prevention and how to detect signs early.