Born to run

When it comes to long distance running, Paula Radcliffe is one of the world’s best. The 43-year-old not only won the London Marathon in 2002, 2003 and 2005, but she also holds the women’s world record for the marathon with her time of 2 hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds.

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A good gut feeling

Don’t underestimate the importance of good gut health. Maintaining the right balance of good bacteria in your digestive system is not only vital to your health in general but also the strength of your immune system and even your mood.

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Your path to radiant skin

The skin is the largest organ of the body; there is a wealth of research that identifies why certain nutrients are essential for keeping our skin looking healthy. All these nutrients can be found in natural foods and should be added to your plate for beauty.

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Your hay fever survival plan

Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, tends to be caused by the airborne pollen from flowers, trees, weeds and grasses. Many people are finding that their hay fever symptoms are arriving earlier and earlier each year with higher pollen counts.

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Independent health store advice on supporting children's health plus spring bugs and allergies

The most important first line of immune defence would be a prebiotic and probiotic. Both are flavourless and come in powder form so are very child-friendly. Providing your child’s body with more good bacteria helps to protect them against the bad germs and bacteria that can circulate.

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Beat back pain

The back is a well-designed body part that is made up of bones, muscles, nerves and soft body tissues. It is a vital part of our anatomy because the bones of the back act as a supporting frame for the back and the whole body.

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Nailed it!

This is it folks – winter is behind us, and spring is about to arrive. Get set for all the joys of sunshine, Easter eggs (more chocolate!) and spring blooms by giving your nails a colour makeover

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