Category: Body

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Travelling? Stay protected against malaria

Every year many hundreds of British travellers unwittingly catch malaria. In some cases, if the disease is not diagnosed and treated promptly, it can be fatal. A single bite is all it takes to become infected. Malaria is a parasitic disease. The parasite, known as plasmodium, is transmitted by a female anopheles mosquito biting its […]

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Losing weight safely this summer

Summer time means wearing fewer layers, but also becoming more body-conscious. Few people are blessed with having a high metabolic rate, allowing them to burn off whatever they eat. The vast majority of us will put on weight if our intake of daily calories goes up, while our physical activity levels remain the same or […]

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How to beat the flu this winter

Colds and flu can affect us at any time of the year, but we are more prone to pick up bugs as the weather turns cold. Many people easily mistake the flu for just a bad cold. While both can be dangerous for high risk groups, such as babies and the elderly, flu kills thousands […]

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How to stop smoking

Every March, the UK runs its annual No Smoking Day to encourage smokers to quit. According to health charity ASH, there are some 10 million adults who smoke cigarettes – about a sixth of the total UKpopulation. It’s a big drop from 1974, when 51% of men and 41% of women smoked. Each year, 100,000 deaths are attributed […]

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The essential home exercise kit

No need to spend a fortune on membership fees or sports equipments. These inexpensive items will give you the freedom to get active when and where you want. Look out for our monthly online guides (T VINE.com/Wellbeing/Body) from our fitness experts, giving you plenty of tips on how to get the best use of these […]