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How to get summer ready!

Posted on June 20, 2019 by Jill Rawle
One minute we have glorious sunshine and the next the weather is wet and miserable. But let's look ahead to summer with positivity and high hopes of beautiful days spent basking in the sunshine with friends and family. As Summer Solstice is today after all, which means the official start of British Summer Time - so let's make sure we're summer ready! Continue Reading

Ever wondered how your running style compares to an elite runner?  Well wonder no more. We're giving you the chance to find out at six of our Simplyhealth Great Run events. Rate my Gait by Simplyhealth gives you a like-for-like comparison on four key running parameters. Matching yours against the average of elite runners.

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Spring cleaning for better everyday health

Posted on February 26, 2019 by Brynna Gabrielson
It's uncertain exactly where the tradition of spring cleaning comes from - it may go back to the practice of 'shaking the house' before the Persian New Year, which falls on the first day of Spring, or it could have come from the Jewish tradition of cleansing the house before Passover. Continue Reading

Are you getting enough Vitamin D?

Posted on February 13, 2019 by Brynna Gabrielson

Vitamin D - sometimes called the Sunshine Vitamin - plays an essential role in good health as it helps our bodies to absorb calcium, therefor keeping our bones and teeth strong and healthy. Our own bodies can produce Vitamin D just by exposing our skin to sunlight. From early Spring to early Autumn most of us get more than enough Vitamin D (10 micrograms, or 400 International Units) naturally - it can take just 10 minutes if you pop outside between 11am and 3pm. But once the winter months settle in, getting enough Vitamin D can be quite a struggle. The sun's rays are much weaker and thus even going outside during the day isn't likely enough. During these months it's best to look for alternative sources of Vitamin D. However take care not to take too much Vitamin D as it could be harmful.

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Brussels Sprouts aren't just for Christmas!

Posted on January 22, 2019 by Brynna Gabrielson
For many of us, Brussel Sprouts make one appearance a year on our tables during Christmas dinner and then are forgotten about for the other 364 days of the year. Which is a shame because Brussels Sprouts can be downright delicious when prepared well - and they're pretty good for you too! Continue Reading