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  1. How can I speed up my metabolism?

    It's not unusual to hear people blame their weight gain on a slow metabolism. They've cut down on calories and they're more active, but they're not losing weight. Could the culprit be a slow metabolism? What is metabolism? Metabolism describes all the chemical processes that…
  2. Keep weight off

    If you've achieved your target weight, well done! But don't undo all the good work by going back to old habits. The key to reaching your ideal weight and keeping the weight off is to make long-term changes to your diet and lifestyle that you…
  3. The truth about carbs

    "Carbs" are a hotly-debated topic, especially in the weight loss world, due in no small part to the popularity of low-carb diets such as the Atkins, Dukan and South Beach. The "carbs are bad" mantra from Dr Atkins and co. has left many people confused about…
  4. Five facts about colds

    Some surprising facts about colds, including what causes symptoms such as a blocked nose, and why mucus turns thick and yellow. 1. Cold viruses don't make us feel ill "It's your own immune response that makes you feel ill," says Professor Ron Eccles of the Common Cold…
  5. Britain: 'the fat man of Europe'

    One in four British adults is obese, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, prompting fears that the UK has become the "fat man of Europe". The UK has the highest level of obesity in Western Europe, ahead of countries such as France, Germany,…
  6. Height/weight chart

    You can use this chart to check if you're the right weight for your height. Alternatively, you can use the BMI healthy weight calculator. This height/weight chart is only suitable for adult men and women. It isn't suitable for children or people under 18. If…
  7. Get your hearing tested

    If you're worried about your hearing it's easy to get it checked. Here's our guide to your hearing test options. Quick hearing tests Quick hearing checks are a good first step to finding out how healthy your hearing is without having to visit your GP or…
  8. My 12-week weight loss journey

    Stephanie Higgins tells how she lost 9.2kg (1.4st) on the NHS weight loss plan without ever going hungry. From calorie-counting to snacking, Stephanie reveals how she did it and how the plan helped her develop healthier habits in 12 weeks. How did you hear about…
  9. Should you lose weight fast?

    When you're trying to lose weight, it's tempting to want results as fast as possible. But losing weight fast is unlikely to help you keep the weight off - and it also comes with health risks. If you're trying to lose weight, you're probably keen to see, and feel,…
  10. Weight loss: 'I knew I had to change'

    Robert Langston knew he had to change his life. He was 37, weighed 16.2 stone (103kg) and couldn't walk down his local high street without losing his breath. He had diabetes, high blood pressure and asthma, and knew that his poor diet and a lack of physical activity had…
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