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Vegetarian food on a budget

If you shop carefully, you can eat a healthy vegetarian diet on a limited budget. When buying your fruit and vegetables, remember that fresh, frozen, canned, dried and juiced all count towards your 5 A DAY. This means you can include a variety of fruit and…

Visiting an STI clinic

Getting tested and treated for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is straightforward and confidential. Most infections can be cured. A sexual health or genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic specialises in sexual health, and can provide tests and treatment for many STIs. Article provided by NHS Choices  

Vitamins for children

Growing children, especially those who don't eat a varied diet, sometimes don't get enough vitamins A and C. It's also difficult to get enough vitamin D through food alone. That's why the Department of Health recommends that all children aged six months to five years are given…

Voluntary services in Hampshire

Wherever you are in the county, there is a Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) who is able to offer your group or organisation support. The Hampshire CVS Network offers a range of support to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations operating in the county of…

Walking for health

Walking is simple, free, and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. Sometimes overlooked as a form of exercise, walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier. You don't have to walk for…

Water, drinks and your health

It's easy to overlook, but choosing healthier drinks is a key part of getting a balanced diet. Many soft drinks - including instant powdered drinks and hot chocolate - are high in sugar. Food and drinks that are high in sugar are often high in calories, and…

Ways to manage chronic pain

The old-fashioned treatment for persistent pain, also known as chronic pain, was bed rest for weeks or months on end. We now know this is the worst possible approach. Exercise and continuing to work are key to recovery. Forget resting if you have a painful…

Weather and hay fever

The hay fever season can last from March to October and some unlucky people only get a break from symptoms in winter. If your allergy symptoms are caused by pollen alone, you won't have symptoms in November, December and January. In Britain, plants do not release…

Weight loss tips

Losing weight and keeping it off isn't easy, but it has many benefits. You may only need to make small changes to your lifestyle to maintain a healthy weight. Obesity is linked to serious health problems and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease…
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