Category: Health

The truth about salt

Dr Ben Kelly, Head of Preventative Medicine at Nuffield Health, explains why some salt is necessary in our diets and how we can can take control of our daily intake Just as sugar has been demonised in the media over the years, salt has frequently been linked to high blood pressure and an increased risk of stroke and…

7 ways to avoid falling off the Dry January wagon

Have you started on the Dry January challenge this month? Cara Barrett from Alcohol Concern has all the advice you need for staying on track “Dry January isn’t about never drinking again or punishing yourself,” says Alcohol Concern’s Cara Barrett. “It’s just a chance for you to reflect on your drinking patterns and to give your…

5 common health questions asked by men

With Movember this month and International Men’s Day on 19 November, men’s health is very much in the spotlight. Vitality’s Head of Clinical Services, GP Dr Dawn Richards, answers five of men’s most-asked health questions 1. I sometimes have trouble urinating. Should I be worried? One of the most common causes of having trouble urinating…