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Can opera heal you?

It’s soothing and calming and artist Joshua Sofaer believes opera can also help boost health and wellbeing. Jackie McGlone reports for Benenden

How to eat for a healthy heart

Did you know that almost one in six men and one in ten women in the UK will die from coronary heart disease? So why not make 2017 the year that you take care of your heart’s health?

Go offline and take back control

Think you spend too much time online? You’re not alone, as 59 per cent of us admit we’re ‘hooked’ on our devices, with the average Briton now spending 25 hours a week on the internet, says a report by Ofcom. But what effect is it having on our health, asks Amy Abrahams for Benenden

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6 health hacks to start the new year

More than 90 per cent of our New Year’s resolutions will be broken. So what’s the answer if you want to be healthier in 2017?

Keep calm, enjoy Christmas

It’s that time of year, when the whole world seems to be on countdown to the festive season. With jingle bells ringing in your ears at…

Ten calorie-trimming tips for Christmas

Cut back on the calories but not the taste with our 10 easy food swaps this Christmas. By nutritionist Angela Dowden for Benenden

Eight clever ways to avoid stress

Take these simple steps to ease the pressure, says Fiona Jerome for Benenden

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Pilates vs yoga: which is better for you?

When you want to shake up your fitness regime and do something bendy, should you pick Pilates or yoga? Health and fitness writer Amy Abrahams gives a balanced view for Benenden

Six ways to avoid bugs this winter

It can sometimes feel that you’re surrounded by sniffs and coughs, so how can you avoid catching all the bugs that are going around? By Siân Phillips for Benenden

How Tiggy and Johnnie Walker survived cancer together

Tiggy Walker nursed her Radio 2 DJ husband through cancer. Then roles were reversed, hears Damien Love for Benenden.

Six ways to keep supple

Feeling a bit creaky in your joints? While stiffness is a natural consequence of ageing, staying supple will help you remain active and ward off aches and injury. By health writer Amy Abrahams for Benenden

Health myths: Does cracking your knuckles cause arthritis?

There is something visceral about the cracking of knuckles, that spine-tingling popping sound that accompanies the over-extension of the fingers. It is a practice beloved by some, yet irritating to others. But does it cause arthritis? Benenden reports

Ditch the sarnie!

Lunch on the run usually means grabbing a sandwich or a salad. But often laden with mayonnaise and full of fat and salt, these are not always the healthiest options. Why not prepare a tasty lunch suggestion from Benenden to guarantee a more healthy midday meal?

Fighting fit: Paralympian Stephanie Millward

It’s been 18 years in the making, but swimmer Stephanie Millward has finally bagged her gold medal at the Rio Paralympics. Here she shares her fitness tips with Benenden.

Olympic fitness tips to steal: Team GB’s Kristian Thomas

Before flying off to Rio the 2015 European floor champion (pictured far left) shared his fitness secrets with Benenden