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Should we all be standing on one leg?

I was listening to one of the series of BBC podcasts from Dr Michael Moseley about one thing you can do to change your life. This one was advocating practising standing on one leg to improve balance. That’s easy, I thought. I’ve done plenty of pilates in the past – I can stand on one […]

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Reducing the risks of Type 2 diabetes

What’s the latest thinking on diabetes risk and treatment? Having just been through a Type 2 diabetes scare, I can confirm that there are a myriad of theories and approaches around how to avoid, reverse or manage the disease. Here is a roundup of some of the latest thinking. And if you think it’s contradictory […]

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Advice on keeping cool in a heatwave

It’s July 2021, and the Met Office has just issued its first new-style alerts for extreme weather – in this case, heat.  While we generally experience some very hot weather in parts of the UK most summers, these new hot weather alerts suggest that we should be extra vigilant, especially for our more vulnerable relatives […]

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