Our bodies need iron. Not the sort used in barbells, weights and stream trains but the essential mineral we get from our food. And especially so if you're a teen, an athlete or a woman — even more so if you are pregnant. Read on for my outline of what iron does in the body, how much you need and where can you get it.
Researchers now blame much of the obesity epidemic on the decline in everyday movement (called incidental exercise) over the last 30 years. In other words, our lives have become sedentary. We sit more. We move less. Is it any wonder we've become a bit "hefty"? Here's my take on this issue ...
Christmas is a time traditionally given to overindulgence as Christmas drinks, office parties, end-of-year farewells and family get-togethers fill our December calendar. It's a time to connect with family and friends and there's food in abundance whether it's finger foods, buffets or those deadly Christmas food gifts like chocolate Santa's and Rocky Road.
We all know exercise is important for health and that it needs to be done regularly. I know of no better way to force me to walk each day than our dog Archie. Without him, I'd already be a couch potato of extreme spud-ness! Here are 10 things I've learned from Archie, my high-energy cattle dog.
Having trouble drifting off at night? Are you lying awake in bed watching the digital clock tick over or madly trying to count sheep? Or do you fall asleep only to be wide-eyed at 3am? Here Catherine Saxelby offers nine ways to help you get the energising health benefits from a good night's sleep.
Many people complain they can’t lose weight simply because they have a “slow metabolism”. And they think this is just them, something they have to live with. Is this fact or fallacy? And can you do anything to speed it up? Here’s the real story.