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Seven apps to transform your life

Losing weight, moving more or drinking less — whatever your fitness or health goal, there’s probably an app for it

Health myths: Does warm milk help you sleep?

While it is often associated with helping babies and children reach the land of nod, Benenden examines whether drinking the white stuff at bedtime really makes a difference

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

Six budget-friendly ingredients for good health

Nutritional therapist Lowri Turner shares her top ingredients for healthy eating on a budget with Benenden

Health myths: am I overweight because of my slow metabolism?

Whether we’re fat or thin, it’s all down to our genes – or at least that’s a claim that so many of us make. We examine the truth behind the myth

Seven reasons to walk more

Ditch the car or bus and take to the pavements and pathways instead. You’ll probably see some of these benefits pretty soon…

Don’t stress about stress

Ever experienced the Sunday evening, back-to-work-on-Monday blues? Most working people probably have. What can be done about it?

Health myths: does antiperspirant cause breast cancer?

It’s a common claim that the aluminium in antiperspirants and deodorants is linked to cancer — Benenden examines the truth

Healthy eating hacks from a heart attack survivor


TV chef Sally Bee suffered three heart attacks when she was 36 before being diagnosed with spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD). She tells Benenden that her survival against the odds was down to a diet crammed with healthy food

Dementia: can we do anything to reduce the risk?



Around one in 14 of us will develop dementia at some stage — is there anything we can do to avoid it? Benenden health writer Siân Phillips examines the issue

Don’t let the bugs bite this summer

Insect bites and stings can be painful — and occasionally dangerous. Benenden health writer Siân Phillips looks at some of the most common culprits

Ten ways to care for your mental health

Did you know about a quarter of British adults have a mental health problem every year? Anxiety, stress and depression…

Why sugar harms much more than your waistline

Can a crash diet cure diabetes? For the past five years the media has been speculating about whether a very…

Advice from Andy Murray’s food guru

By Glenn Kearney, head of nutrition for the Lawn Tennis Association, who advises Andy Murray on how to eat well

Lump sums

Public health campaigners say it’s the right move but soft-drink makers feel unfairly singled out and are lobbying hard

Sugar tax: is it fair?

Eating sugar was once a mark of breeding. Now it’s public health enemy number one

The sugar in Britain’s shopping basket is on the rise

  As the Office for National Statistics releases its Consumer Price Inflation basket of goods, health and wellness provider Benenden…

What too much sugar does to your body — in pictures

  We all have a good idea of how alcohol can affect our body, but what about sugar? A new…