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  1. How to look after your back


    Is back pain the main cause of days off work? In the UK, 15 million working days were lost to back pain in 2013. It is the main cause of long-term sickness absence. The key thing is to keep active. Immobility weakens muscles and range of movement. Think a ... More

  2. Are e - cigarettes OK?


    Will vaping lead you out of smoking- or into it? If you used to smoke and now vape, e-cigarettes may be a step in the right direction. But watch out: the step between smoking and not smoking is smaller when you vape so it’s easier to slip back into the to ... More

  3. Hepatitis


    There are three sexually-transmitted types of hep: A, B and C Like HIV, it is possible to have hepatitis without realising it. The only signs this blood-borne liver disease may be a short flu-like illness. There are three sexually-transmitted forms of hep ... More

  4. Domestic violence: on the receiving end?


    Are you being abused? What is domestic violence? Domestic violence can happen in any relationship and can happen to anyone.  What is it? How do I know if I'm being abused? Each person’s experience will be unique but  if you are in an abusive relation ... More

  5. Domestic violence: you dishing it out?


    How to avoid being an abuser. What is domestic violence? Domestic violence can happen in any relationship and can happen to anyone.  What is it? ​I am inflicting domestic violence Victims of domestic abuse are not the only  ones who need help. It takes st ... More

  6. What is domestic violence?


    Domestic violence can happen in any relationship and can happen to anyone. What is domestic violence? Domestic violence is described by the Home Office as ‘any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between adults who are or have been in a r ... More

  7. The only diet that always works


    Dead easy. All you need is a fridge and two plates. Men often store fat around the waist where it is associated with higher blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease. But if you don’t want a Diet with a capital D, what do you do? First, asse ... More

  8. The one diet tip every man should know


    Slow down, cowboy Do you wolf down meals to get on with more important things in life? By eating more slowly you’ll enjoy your food more, eat less and make healthier choices. (Thinking about what we’ve already eaten also helps us make healthier choices.) ... More

  9. Food supplements


    Do you need vitamins, minerals or other extras? If you eat at least 5 fruit and veg a day, regular intakes of nuts and seeds, plus beans, fish and wholegrains, then you should get all the vitamins and minerals you need.  If you skip meals, hate vegetables ... More

  10. Smarter snacking


    Become the José Mourinho of food and make substitutions that count… Small changes in what you eat and the amount of exercise you take can make a surprising difference to how you feel.  The British Dietetic Association suggest some smart swaps which add va ... More