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Mood boosting maca

Mood boosting maca

Maca is a South American plant, whose root can be dried and turned into a powder, which has traditionally been used as an aphrodisiac.

The Beach is Back at Canary Wharf

The Beach is Back at Canary Wharf

This summer, Wood Wharf at Canary Wharf will be transformed for Action for Kids’ Beach Volleyball Championships from 30th June to 18th July. The waterfront area will be filled with more than 160 tonnes of sand by the children’s disability charity, to accommodate two beach volleyball courts.

European Health Insurance Card: almost 200 million Europeans already carry one

Almost 200 million Europeans already have the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), according to the latest figures available for 2013.

Yoga above the City at Coq d’Argent

Yoga above the City at Coq d’Argent

Rooftop restaurant Coq d’Argent has teamed up with international wellness and networking community, Serene Social to offer a series of outdoor yoga classes throughout the summer.

How cool is your pool?

How cool is your pool?

More than 2.9 million people go swimming at least once a week in the UK, according to Sport England’s 2013/2014 data. The figure positions swimming as the top sport in the UK by a significant margin, though in recent years the number of people getting involved in sport has also risen substantially.

Have economic changes affected the claims market?

Have economic changes affected the claims market?

At a financially problematic time, when spending cuts are seen across the board, millions of pounds of council budgets are going towards Britain’s bizarre compensation culture every year.

Super boost

Super boost

If you’re looking for a natural way to boost your performance this summer then the latest offering from health food experts, BodyMe, could be just the helping hand you need to progress your training to the next level.

Primal nutrition

Primal nutrition

Fitness classes have been going ‘back to basics’ over the last year with incredible results. Exercise regimes, like CrossFit have done away with fancy gym machines and weights and have instead reverted back to a more primitive form of work out, relying instead on ropes, tyres and sledge hammers.

There’s more than one way to keep bones healthy

There’s more than one way to keep bones healthy

We’ve all heard that we should drink milk to keep our bones healthy, but a new study has shown that perhaps there’s more than one kind of ‘milk’ we should be drinking.

Changing diet, exercise, men-only groups and humour may be recipe for tackling male obesity

Changing diet, exercise, men-only groups and humour may be recipe for tackling male obesity

Fewer men join weight loss programmes but are more likely than women to stick with them, according to analysis of international obesity studies led by University of Aberdeen researchers.

How to win with little to no change to your lifestyle

How to win with little to no change to your lifestyle

It can be very hard at times to get yourself out of a slump, improve your fortune or flip your luck on its head. It can often feel like a daunting task with little reward, but in contrast the greatest rewards come once your mind-set and your approach to your day to day tasks is a consistently positive one.

Jimmy Doherty and Kate Quilton investigate The World's Best Diet

Jimmy Doherty and Kate Quilton investigate The World's Best Diet

Channel 4 has commissioned a new feature documentary from Boundless called The World’s Best Diet exploring some of the world’s most varied diets.

Becky Adlington reveals swimming can make you happy

Becky Adlington reveals swimming can make you happy

Want to feel more content, less grumpy and finally get a good night’s sleep? Swimming could be the answer, a new study by British Gas SwimBritain conducted by Mindlab International reveals.

Time poor, online more

Seven out of ten people now own a smart phone in the UK with research revealing that 70% of managers and professionals check their smart phone within an hour of getting up, while 56% check their phone within an hour of going to sleep.

Brazil World Cup Dengue Fever warning - fans urged to protect against bites

Brazil World Cup Dengue Fever warning - fans urged to protect against bites

Millions of football fans travelling to Brazil for the World Cup are being advised to take precautions against Dengue Fever following new scientific research.