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2014 Archive

Reading for better wellbeing

Posted on November 25, 2014 by Brynna Gabrielson

In a 2013 poll of 1,000 American adults it was found that 28% of respondents hadn¿t read a single book in the previous 12 months. A similar study conducted in the UK found that 4 million UK adults don¿t read for pleasure, and a quarter of UK adults picked up a book to read for pleasure less than twice in the previous 6 months1.

While reading may be seen as more of a pastime or hobby, studies have shown that reading can provide benefits to our health and wellbeing. So the next time it¿s a choice between the remote control or a good book, consider that reading does the following:

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Dance away from diabetes

Posted on November 21, 2014
Up to 95% of all people with diabetes suffer from the type 2 variant. This disease can be prevented with a healthy diet, and 150 minutes of exercise per week.
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Festive ways to get fit this winter

Posted on November 18, 2014
Research has shown that many people living in the UK are prone to gaining weight during winter. This perhaps comes as no surprise to a country that collectively diets every January. For many, Christmas is a time to indulge. Read more

Ten ways to unwind

Posted on November 17, 2014
Anxiety disorders affect approximately 6 million people in the UK. We uncover the best techniques to unwind and relax, including aromatherapy, mindfulness and a great night's sleep. Read more

Much ado about Mo'things

Posted on November 5, 2014
Across the world, thousands of clean shaven men grow a moustache for 30 days in November. Cultivating hearty hair growth, Movember not only ensures a dapper pre-Christmas look, it also breaks taboos and raises awareness surrounding testicular cancer and male wellbeing. Read more