Skip to main content

Search Results

Advice & Information

 Directory results

'Why I chose to give my daughter the MMR jab'

"Harriet had already had her routine 5-in-1 vaccine and meningitis C jab when she was two months old. It was an automatic step for her to have these, which I didn't question or worry about. "But when she reached her first birthday and it was…

10 headache triggers

It's not just stress and nasty colds that cause headaches. Cleaning your home or sleeping in late can cause them too. We reveal 10 headache triggers and how to fix them. 1. Relaxing after stress You put in 10-hour days from Monday to Friday and you feel fine,…

10 health benefits of stopping smoking

Smoking is bad for your health, but exactly how will stopping make life better? Here are 10 ways your health will improve when you stop smoking. Stopping smoking lets you breathe more easily People breathe more easily and cough less when they give up smoking because their lung capacity…

10 medical reasons for feeling tired

Any serious illness, such as cancer or stroke, or recovering from medical treatments can make you tired. But other illnesses can also leave you feeling washed out.  What's the difference between tiredness and fatigue? We all experience tiredness at times, which can be relieved by…

10 self-help tips to stop smoking

If you want to stop smoking, you can make small changes to your lifestyle that may help you resist the temptation to light up. Think positive You might have tried to quit smoking before and not managed it, but don't let that put you off. Look back at the things your…

10 tips on foot care

Read our top 10 tips on how to look after your feet, with special advice for the over-60s. Your feet take the weight of your whole body, so foot problems can quickly lead to discomfort and affect the way you walk. This can in turn…

10 tips to beat insomnia

Simple lifestyle changes can make a world of difference to your quality of sleep. Follow these 10 tips for a more restful night. 1. Keep regular sleep hours Going to bed and getting up at roughly the same time every day will programme your body to sleep better.…

10 tips to make your New Year's resolution a success

Many of us will make a healthy New Year's resolution - maybe to lose weight, quit smoking or drink less - but what's the best way to stick to it? Psychologists have found we're more likely to succeed if we break our resolution into smaller goals that are specific, measurable and time-based.…

10 winter illnesses

Some health problems, such as asthma, sore throat and cold sores, are triggered or worsened by cold weather. Here's how to deal with cold weather ailments. Colds You can help prevent colds by washing your hands regularly. This destroys bugs that you may have picked up…

The 10,000 steps challenge

Walking more, whether it's for work or leisure, is an easy way of being more active without trying too hard. Setting yourself a target of walking 10,000 steps a day can be a fun way of increasing the amount of physical activity you do.  Sometimes overlooked as a form of…