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Cholesterol, what is it and when does it become a problem?

According to the cholesterol charity Heart UK, 6 out of 10 people in Britain are not aware that they  have high or abnormal cholesterol levels; could this be you?

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Paralysed man able to cycle at Stevenage Leisure gym

Over the past 20 years since I have been working at SLL we have been running exercise referral schemes, originating at the Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre gym, gradually expanding across SLL facilities in North Herts, Central Beds and Rutland.

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My five health and wellbeing wishes, just for you!

Another year is nearly over, where has the time gone?! Do you remember way back in January when you made your New Year’s resolution? Did you manage to stick to it? Have you achieved what you wanted? In case you

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No excuses, your body needs you!

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I imagine that you will have all seen the recent headlines: nearly half of adults aged between 40 to 60 fail to do ONE brisk 10 minute walk, not daily, not even weekly but incredibly in a whole month!!!!

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Health Behaviours

What would you choose; a chocolate bar or a glass of water, the sofa or a long walk?

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Should you exercise on holiday?

Are you the sort of person who a) goes on holiday and once you’re there plops your body down onto a sunbed and there you remain for the duration b) you go on adventure holidays and climb mountains, run triathlon’s

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Are Avocado’s really bad for us???

Love it or loathe it, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are all part of our everyday lives. It exists so that people can show you photo’s of their cats, holidays, dinners (why??) and what a great life they are living while

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Hey, How You Doing?

You may be fed up with your New Year’s resolution around about now and feeling highly tempted to start smoking, put your trainers in storage until next January or smash the glass to your emergency chocolate bar, this is why

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2017…the year of the successful New Years Resolutions!

Happy New Year to you all! The festivities have flown passed and life is now returning back to normal. We have all felt disorientated for the past few days, not knowing if it’s Tuesday or Friday and absolutely no chance

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‘Real’ men don’t suffer from depression, do they…?

76% of UK suicide cases are men; obviously, ‘real’ men don’t suffer from depression, do they…? When we have a baby there is a lot of advice and thousands of books available showing us how to get their wind up

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