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Reference intakes explained

You'll see reference intakes referred to on food labels. They show you the maximum amount of calories and nutrients you should eat in a day. Daily reference intakes for the average adult aged 19 to 64 are: Energy: 8400kJ/2000kcal Total fat: less than 70g Saturates: less than…

Reflexology

Reflexology is based on the principle that reflex points found on the feet (and hands) correspond to specific organs, muscles, bones and systems in the body. By applying gentle pressure to congested areas in the feet, blockages can be released, thus restoring the flow of…

Reiki

Reiki is well known as a healing practice, and as such is not a ‘therapy’, however receiving Reiki can be a comforting, relaxing and energising experience. During a Reiki session a practitioner places their hands on or near a person’s body for the purposes of healing, normally…

Relationships

Healthy relationships with family, friends and colleagues is something we all want, but at home or work, supportive, fulfilling relationships don’t come automatically. If you’re becoming a parent or if you're having problems in your family or work life the information in this section maybe…

Respite and Support

  Even the most capable parents and carers know that the best outcomes for their children or young people are achieved when families, agencies and the community work together. These pages are your essential resource for information about support that’s available for the whole family,…

Respite and Support

Even the most capable parents and carers know that the best outcomes for their children or young people are achieved when families, agencies and the community work together. These pages are your essential resource for information about support that’s available for the whole family, including…

The risks of drinking too much

Regularly drinking more than 14 units a week risks damaging your health. Fourteen units is equivalent to six pints of average-strength beer or 10 small glasses of low-strength wine.   New evidence around the health harms from regular drinking have emerged in recent years. There is now a better understanding…

The risks of treatment abroad

Before going abroad for medical treatment, it's important to get enough information to make the right choice. There are several issues that need to be considered.  All types of medical treatment involve some element of risk, whether you receive the treatment in the UK or abroad.…

Routes into work guide

What is this guide about? This Routes into Work guide provides information about options for young people withspecial educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to help them move intopaid employment. The guide, produced by Preparing for Adulthood, includes lots of helpful information about Traineeships, Apprenticeships, study…

Running tips for beginners

Running is free, you can do it anywhere, and it burns more calories than any other mainstream exercise. Regular running can reduce your risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also boost your mood and keep your weight…
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