Healthy eating and a good knowledge of nutritional properties of food can go a long way to helping weight loss, and of course exercise is important too. For those who have been carrying extra weight for a while, it would be wise to have a Health Assessment to check on any impact excess weight has had on internal organs etc. In severe cases, liposuction or the application of a gastric band may be necessary.

How cooking mindfully (not mindlessly) can help your health

Cooking in the present, being aware of what you are doing in the moment rather than cooking whilst distracted by other thoughts, is a great start to practicing mindfulness.

Cooking mindfully with your partner, a good friend or a relative can help to strengthen your relationships. In many cultures cooking is still today a bonding experience - think about when you were a child baking with your parents, for example. But it also helps you to appreciate the ingredients you are using too.

Find out more about cooking mindfully.

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Moroccan chicken and sweet potato tagine

A tasty alternative to Moroccan Lamb Tagine, using gluten free quinoa instead of couscous, with a nutritional focus on keeping a healthy back.

Tips for a healthier holiday

The sun is shining, the beach is beckoning and you are teeming with excitement at the thought of taking a well-earned break. But leaving everyday life behind doesn’t mean you have to abandon a healthy lifestyle.

Calories vs exercise: the ins and outs of energy

They say mathematics can explain the universe. It can also explain why you’re not achieving your weight loss goals. Head of Preventative Medicine, Dr Ben Kelly crunches the numbers.

How to break 4 bad eating habits

Our brains are telling us to eat more while our bodies suffer for it. Research Fellow and behaviour expert, Dr Sophie Attwood explains four bad habits you’ve probably formed and how to break them.

Finding the sugar balance

Discover the problems and benefits of sugar and learn how to maintain a healthy sugar level throughout the day.