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Jos Buttler’s Super Simple Salmon And Noodles

Now more than ever, it’s so important for us to look after health. Eating healthy food, where we can, is a key part of that. That’s why we’ve asked our Vitality ambassadors to share some of the healthy recipes they’re whipping up at home. They’re easy to follow and require minimal ingredients that you can…
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Jessica Ennis-Hill’s How-To 25-Minute Circuit

We’re spending more time at home at the moment and with gyms and health clubs closed, staying active can be tricky.  But you don’t have to give up on your routine. Now’s the time to get creative with your workouts, and adapt your exercise routines for your living room. Building a brand-new routine from scratch…
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Tracey Neville’s Egg Cupcakes

New mum and former Vitality Roses coach Tracey Neville shared her super-quick egg cupcake recipe with us. These tasty treats are perfect as a grab-on-the-go snack when you’re at home, between video calls for work, home schooling or when you’re relaxing on the weekend. Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 25…
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7 Ways To Improve Your Mornings

The choices we make first thing have a big impact on our day ahead. Here are seven easy ways to improve your mornings and help you make healthier decisions throughout the day (and none of them include getting up at 5am!). Published: 7th April 2019 How many times have you rushed to work this week,…
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How To Be Happier: 11 Science-Backed Ways

With Coronavirus declared  a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) this March, ‘social-distancing’ is now the new normal in many parts of the world. What steps can we take to stay happy during these uncertain times? We take a look at the science behind why these small steps can make you feel more…
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Look After Your Sexual Health, Whatever Your Age

YouWith self-isolation on the cards for a while, many are predicting a baby boom! So if you’re thinking of joining in, make sure you don’t forget about your sexual health. Health journalist Ceri Moorhouse explains more… Your sexual health probably isn’t something you think about very often as you grow older, but it shouldn’t just…
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The Big Sunday Cook Up

A working weeks’ worth of tasty, homemade dinners ready in just two hours – impossible, surely? Not with the Big Sunday Cook Up. Devote a couple of hours (give or take…) at the weekend to an anyone-can-do-it cooking session, and five wholesome suppers is yours for the taking. Fresh from writing a book with GBBO’s…
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What Is Vitality GP And How Can It Help Me?

We find out how the Vitality GP app works and chat to Vitality GP Doctor Vinay Uppal about the benefits for members. With people becoming increasingly open to video calls for everything from mortgage consultations to business conference calls, it’s no wonder that booking an appointment to speak to your doctor via a video call…
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9 Rules For Achieving Better Sleep

Co-founder of The Huffington Post and author of The Sleep Revolution, Arianna Huffington gives her golden rules for a peaceful night’s sleep With almost half of us kept awake by stress and one in three people experiencing insomnia, Arianna Huffington’s book The Sleep Revolution looks at ways to tackle the current ‘sleep crisis’ through her…
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6 Ways To Work Out At Home

Feel more like hibernating than going to a spinning class? These home workouts make it much easier to squeeze in the exercise. It’s the beginning of the year – the prime time to turn over a new leaf and kick-start a new exercise regime. But it’s also cold and dark outside, making staying at home…
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What Is A Health Screening And Why Is It Important?

The NHS offer a health check to people aged 40-74 every five years, so are private health screenings worth it? For anyone outside that age bracket, or for those who want to monitor their health on a more regular basis, could a private health screening be a viable option? We find out. Health screenings could…
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7 New Health Ingredients You Need To Know About

We chat to two top food experts about the seven healthy food ingredients we’ll be putting on our plates and in our baskets over the coming months…  Last year we saw an array of booze-free beers enter our favourite bars; milks of every variety go mainstream (oat, almond, rice, cashew, hemp), and high-street fast-food restaurants…
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7 Proven Ways To Stress Less On Your Commute

Whether you cycle, walk, catch a train or drive, these habits will make your commute less dull and more productive. Returning to your daily commute after a holiday can feel stressful. According to the Harvard Business Review, the average round trip of commuters in the UK is 54 minutes. And when Ford surveyed people in…
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8 Things You Should Know About Vaginal Health

Medical journalist Carole Beck takes a closer look at the questions many women have around vaginal health and gives guidance on how to keeping our vaginas happy and healthy… Last year, Vogue declared V-care (vagina care) the biggest wellness trend of 2019. And along with the world’s first vagina museum opening in London; a noticeable…
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‘The Woman That Inspired Me…’

From supportive school teachers to trailblazing grannies,  our Ambassadors and Performance Champions tell us which women played an inspirational role in their lives, in celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March. Ellie Simmonds “I first met Hanli Prinsloo in 2015 on what was a trip of a lifetime to Mozambique with ITV. I was…
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5 Ways To Get Fit And Be Social

With many of us swapping the pub for healthier ways to socialise, we explore why group exercise is such a game-changer. Plus, we look at 5 ways to work out that’ll keep both social butterflies and fitness fanatics happy. It’s tough to squeeze in fitness and socialising on top of the daily grind. But times…
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Banking On The Bank Of Mum And Dad

It’s the cross-generational issue that’s going nowhere. For many, the so-called ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ is the only route to property ownership. Personal finance journalist Emma Lunn shares her tips on how to approach this thorny issue, alongside three Vitality members who share how they are tackling it…   After years of property price inflation, owning…
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Hydrate For Your Mental Health

Our memory, energy and ability to concentrate can suffer when we’re dehydrated. But recent research shows that our mental health, too, relies on adequate hydration levels. Research shows that drinking enough water can reduce the risk of depression and anxiety. And even mild dehydration takes its toll on our health: losing just 1% of body…
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Jess’ Running Tips For Every Stage

Whether you’re new to running, a confident runner or somewhere in between, join Jessica Ennis-Hill in clocking up some kilometres for Team UK in the Vitality Running World Cup. Here are her tips for every stage to help you on your way… If you’re… new to running If you’ve never tried running or can’t get…
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7 Surprising Ways To Look After Your Hearing

The number of people living with tinnitus (a ringing or humming in the ear) in the UK is set to increase by more than 500,000 by 2028. With an estimated 1.05 million tinnitus consultations with GPs taking place every year, costing the NHS £750 million, it’s time for us to take better care of our…
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10 Health Hacks You Should Try

We already know we should be drinking more water, eating 5-a-day and clocking up 12,500 steps every day – but now, there’s a new crop of simple ways to upgrade your health and wellbeing. And the good news is, they’re easy to fit into our busy lives so you can embrace them right away. Trust…
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Run With Jess At The Vitality Running World Cup

We spoke to Olympic gold medallist and three-times world heptathlon champion, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill about the Vitality Running World Cup (she’ll be captaining Team UK) – and how anyone (yes, even you!) can sign up to follow her lead… Jess says: “Few moments in my life will match the pride and joy I felt as…
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How To Raise Happy Children

Children in the UK are the least contented they’ve been for a decade, with more than 200,000 saying they’re unhappy with their lives. So what can you do to raise an emotionally balanced child? We all want our children to follow their dreams and find success. But most of all, we want them to be…
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Intuitive Eating – Could It Work For You?

Intuitive eating is the hot wellness trend for 2020. But can throwing away the food rule book really lead to a healthier lifestyle? Sarah Maber finds out. Do you start the day full of intentions to ‘be good’ and stick to your diet but end it tucking into a large plate of pasta – with…
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Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

If you’re tired, achy all the time and generally feeling unwell, you could be in need of more vitamin D. Vitality’s Head of Clinical Services, GP Dr Dawn Richards, gives us the lowdown on the latest advice and whether you need more. Government guidelines advise us all to consider taking a vitamin D supplement. But…
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Never Be ‘Hangry’ Again: 5 Steps To Mindful Eating

Want to know the secret to stopping yourself overeating? Dietician Jo Travers (aka The London Nutritionist) shares five easy steps to taking control and feeling more satisfied. Do you eat lunch at your desk while sending out emails? Or become so ‘hungry’ between meals that you’re always rushing to the vending machine? It might be…
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Which Smart Watch Is Right For Me?

When it comes to fitness trackers, the choice of wearables has never been better. But, with so many to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you? We put Dean Evans, technology journalist, through his paces to find out… With the latest smartwatches giving you the ability to track heart rate,…
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Power Napping: Is It Worth It?

It’s natural to feel a bit tired in the afternoon, but can a power nap really help restore your energy levels? Health journalist Rosalind Ryan investigates. If you’re fighting off the 3pm energy slump today, you’re not alone. But there’s one solution hailed as the best way to restore your energy – taking a power…
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How To Set Healthy New Year Intentions

It’s that time of year when we all look to get fitter, healthier and happier – again. But with 80% of New Year resolutions failing by February, it’s time to find a new way to make and achieve healthy goals. “The whole idea of making a resolution is because we feel it’s time for change…
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9 Ways To Get Your Protein Fix From Plant-Based Foods

Opting for a plant-based or vegan diet? Nutritionist Sarah O’Neill gives the lowdown on getting your recommended protein minus the animal products Millions of us are trying out Meat Free Monday and nutritional scientists are proving that eating a more plant-based diet can transform our health – from lowered cholesterol and blood pressure to reducing our risk…
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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…
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6 Smart Money Resolutions You Need To Make This Year

Ready to make some money resolutions this year? Financial journalist and author Laura Whateley shares her advice for making this year your most financially savvy yet. January might feel like the worst month for your finances – with the hangover of Christmas frivolities and spending. On top of that, some of us are struggling to…
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How to Create the Ultimate Healthy Sharing Board

Want to transform your Christmas leftovers or continue the celebration by serving up some delicious sharing dishes? Get prepped with these beautifully-presented board – however many guests turn up! Spending time to eat delicious food with the people you love Is practically law during the Christmas period. But with hectic schedules and last-minute guests, the…
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7 Easy Ways To Make A Difference This Christmas

It’s the season of giving – and not just presents. Health journalist Carole Beck finds out how you can volunteer your time and skills and make a difference over the festive period. Looking to make your Christmas break even more special? Giving up your time to help others could be the answer. Volunteering and giving…
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7 Scenic Winter Trails To Help You Stay Active

From Instagram-worthy Edinburgh to Jane Austen’s stomping ground, here are seven brilliant wintry UK walks chosen by lifestyle journalist Carole Beck Research has shown that exercise in winter can make you feel more energetic, strengthen the immune system and boost the body’s store of vitamin D (which tends to decrease during winter months). Here are…
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How To Look After Your Liver This Holiday Season

Feeling festive but also frazzled? We ask nutritional expert Geeta Sidhu-Robb for the best science-backed ways to recover from all those social events and boost your energy. The Christmas office parties and festivities are in full swing, but what steps can you take to look after your body? Nutritionist Geeta Sidhu-Robb shares her advice for…
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Christmas Calm: 10 Easy Ways To Keep Your Cool

33% of us experience anxiety at Christmas time – we ask our expert contributors for their best stress-less advice during the festive rush. According to David Lloyd’s latest health survey, over half of us feel that we have no time for ourselves during December. Between present shopping, social events and food prepping, the Christmas season…
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7 Ways To Support Someone Who’s Grieving

Nearly everyone has lost someone they love, so how can you help a friend or loved one who is grieving? When you lose someone you love, the grief can be overwhelming. During the festive season, things can be particularly difficult. Health journalist Rosalind Ryan asks the experts for their advice on how to support someone…
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3 Vegan Recipes For The Festive Season

Delicious, easy vegan recipes to see you through the festive season… The festive period is a fun, party-filled time of year which is typically associated with excess, whether it’s alcohol consumption or food. As many of us will be entertaining during December, we asked Katy Beskow to create three fabulous vegan Christmas recipes. With 22…
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Improve Your Relationship With Food This Festive Season

Psychotherapist Jennifer Cawley discovers how to strike a healthy balance and take pleasure in festive feasting, minus the guilt. How many times have you felt stressed or anxious about navigating the buffet at a Christmas party? Or felt guilty after tucking into a four-course Christmas dinner? While it’s not healthy to eat lots of the…
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