Healthy Living

Love Food Hate Waste

Love Food Hate Waste aims to raise awareness of the need to reduce food waste and help us take action. It shows that by doing some easy practical everyday things in the home we can all waste less food, which will ultimately benefit our purses and the environment too.

Eat Fast and Live Longer

Horizon documentary on BBC iPlayer; Michael Mosley examines the science behind fasting, as he sets himself the ambitious goal of living longer, staying younger and losing weight without changing his lifestyle.

Body Clock: What makes you tick?

As leading scientists warn that society has become "supremely arrogant" by ignoring the importance of sleep and the body clock, we examine the profound impact our internal clocks have on our body.

Healthy living: How to live longer

Some aspects of our health and vitality are governed by our genes and how our mother behaves during pregnancy, but many lifestyle factors, including fitness, diet and weight all impact on our ability to live a long and healthy life.

How to Give up Smoking

BBC Radio 4's consumer affairs programme You & Yours hear from and give advice to two listeners who are keen to become non-smokers in 2016.

Five things that stop a good night’s sleep

Tossing, turning, can't get to sleep? It's a familiar feeling for many. Here are five things that could be preventing us from getting the restful night we need.

Brain-training video games may help reverse cognitive decline in old age

Older people who played a specially designed game improved their multitasking abilities, memory and attention

Womb cancer link to diet, exercise and possibly coffee

The risk of womb cancer can be reduced by exercise, diet and possibly drinking coffee, research suggests.

Hospital smoking ban for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan approved

Smokers will be prescribed with nicotine replacement patches to help them cope during their stay at affected hospital sites, but e-cigarettes will not be allowed.

Sleep Boosts Brain Cell Numbers 

Scientists believe they have discovered a new reason why we need to sleep - it replenishes a type of brain cell.

Sleep Profiler

Whether you have trouble sleeping or not, take the Sleep Profiler and get tailored advice on how best to optimise your sleep.

Prostate Cancer: Can Coffee Really Help Stave Off The Disease?

That daily cup of coffee may be doing more than just giving you a much-needed caffeine boost - according to a recent study, a link has been made between the consumption of coffee and the prevention of prostate cancer.

Broccoli slows arthritis, researchers think

Eating lots of broccoli may slow down and even prevent osteoarthritis, UK researchers believe.

Cancer fighting broccoli created by Norwich scientists

A variety of broccoli developed in Norfolk which contains high levels of a chemical thought to fight heart disease and some cancers, is going on sale.

Is the end in sight for bucket-sized sodas?

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed banning sales of large soft drinks. Does this herald the end of the popular, money-making bucket-sized cups of soda?

20 of your tales of vegetarian woe

What do vegetarians eat in a country where refusing meat is regarded as a sign of madness? A Magazine feature published last week raised this question, and there was a huge response from readers

Alcohol calories 'too often ignored'

People watching their weight should pay closer attention to how much alcohol they drink since it is second only to fat in terms of calorie content, say experts.

BBC Health - BMI Calculator

The healthy weight range is based on a measurement known as the body mass index (BMI). This can be determined if you know your weight and your height, using the tools on this BBC webpage.

BBC Health - Health Living

It's never too late to change your habits, and by establishing a healthy lifestyle now, you'll continue to reap the rewards in the future. Discover the facts behind nutrition so you can make informed choices, understand how BMI, or body mass index, affects you, or take part in a six-week diet and exercise programme.

Big Matters

Information, support, and positive thinking on obesity, life and health.

Easy Line Gym’s Circuit training with style

The Easy Line collection is designed for the millions of people who want to lose weight and improve their health and physical condition, but don’t want to go to traditional gyms. With these nine separate pieces of equipment, you can take part in a circuit training session that will offer you cardio and strength training and burn those calories! Locations throughout the City.

The Eat Well Plate

Visual aid to food groups and maintaining a balanced diet.

In search of a personalised diet

Forget the latest weight-loss fad - science may already have worked out what diet is best for you. Experts say a personalised approach could transform the way people lose weight.

Five-a-day campaign: A partial success

One of the best known pieces of dietary advice is to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, but where did it originate? Michael Mosley investigates.

Food critic Matthew Fort sinks teeth into ready meal

Sales of ready meals have fallen 13% since it emerged that horsemeat and pork have been found in products like beef lasagne and beef ravioli.

Healthy Eating & Physical Activity Resource Pack

Wolverhampton City PCT and Wolverhampton City Council is in support of Change4Life. In order to maintain a healthy weight we need to both eat better and move more. Many families are making changes that will help them live healthier and longer lives. Visit www.nhs.uk/change4life or call 0300 123 4567 for more information.

Help Others to Help Your Health

Short article on the personal benefits of caring and generosity.

How to deal with loneliness

People feel lonely for a number of reasons, including simple social awkwardness and intentional isolation. Everyone experiences loneliness. Luckily, though, there are a number of ways to overcome it.

How to sleep in hot weather

Southern and eastern Britain has experienced a mini heat-wave. What's the best way to get to sleep on sticky nights?

Isolation: the emerging crisis for older men

A report exploring experiences of social isolation and loneliness among older men in England

The Loneliness Quiz

Article by PsychCentral based on the UCLA Loneliness Scale

My Fitness Pal

MyFitnessPal is a diet and fitness community built with one purpose in mind: providing you with the tools and support you need to achieve your weight loss goals. Free membership.

MyTime Activities

Mytime Active is proud to announce that from August 2015 it will be offering two new services across the 6 towns in Sandwell:

  • Adult and Family Weight Management and Healthy Lifestyles Programme
  • NHS Health Checks

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Obese who refuse to exercise 'could face benefits cut'

Overweight or unhealthy people who refuse to attend exercise sessions could have their benefits slashed, in a move proposed by Westminster Council.

Processed meat 'early death' link

Sausages, ham, bacon and other processed meats appear to increase the risk of dying young, a study of half a million people across Europe suggests.

Should we stop calling people 'overweight'?

An MPs' report on body image has advocated the use of "weight-neutral language". So should we stop calling people "overweight"?

Should you smell food before throwing it away?

Half of the world's food is wasted, a new report says. Consumers typically use the "best-before" or "use-by" dates to decide when to throw food away. But should the "sniff test" be used instead?

Supercook

Recipe search site; simple enter ingredients you have at home.

Loma Linda: The secret to a long healthy life?

In a world where the cost of the obesity crisis is widely acknowledged to be as damaging as smoking and armed conflict, it is refreshing to discover a community that bucks the trend.

Therapy Directory

Search for alternative and complementary therapy professionals near you in the UK.