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Have a healthier Christmas

Posted on December 1, 2015 by Brynna Gabrielson

The average person consumes upwards of 6,000 calories on Christmas Day1 - more than two days' worth of recommended calories for a man, and the equivalent of three days' worth of recommended calories for a woman! While calorie consumption will be spread throughout the day, Christmas dinner is sure to be one of the bigger culprits. If the thought of consuming 6000 calories in one day makes you feel a little unnerved, try some of the below tips to limit your calorie intake while still indulging in a delicious Christmas meal.

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Preventing type 2 diabetes through healthy living

Posted on November 13, 2015 by Brynna Gabrielson
While type 1 diabetes is often diagnosed in childhood and rarely appears in those over the age of 40, type 2 diabetes can develop at any stage in life and, with increasing rates of obesity, it is not just limited to grown adults, but is becoming more and more common in children, teens, and young adults. Type 1 diabetes is the result of the pancreas no longer being able to produce insulin, whereas those with type 2 diabetes are still able to create insulin, but not enough. Once thought to be irreversible, type 2 diabetes can be prevented, managed, and even cured through diet and exercise. Read more

Six superfoods for your smile

Posted on November 10, 2015 by Simplyhealth

When it comes to dental health, there's an air of mystery around which foods do us good, and those that do us harm.

We all know sugar can cause tooth decay , but what about the natural sugars in fruit? And are there any foods that contain ingredients that help prevent tooth decay?

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Your health on music

Posted on November 9, 2015 by Brynna Gabrielson

When was the last time you went a whole day without hearing any music? Not a single chord.

For most of us, it'd probably be quite difficult to answer that question. Whether it's on the radio in the car, on the speakers at the gym, wafting through the shops, or tunelessly humming out of a colleague's lips - music is all around us. And even better - it's good for us. Studies have shown a wealth of benefits provided by music, many of them positively affecting our health. We look at a few of them below. 

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Not just for rabbits: Celery the superfood for your smile

Posted on November 5, 2015 by Simplyhealth
Celery is one of those underrated vegetables that often goes overlooked when it comes to thinking of tasty dishes to prepare. But with a little TLC, it can be spruced up to make some delicious meals that are great for you. Not only is it good for our overall health, containing essential nutrients such as vitamin C, folic acid and Vitamin A , it's excellent for dental health too. Read more