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More Smokers Than Ever Before Stub Out Cigarettes For Good

For those who want to make quitting smoking their New Year’s Resolution, they will be in good company, as more people than ever before are stubbing out cigarettes for the last time. Last year, out of the 2.5 million smokers who made a quit attempt, 500,000 people (20%) were successful; the highest recorded success rate and up from just 13.6% 6 years ago.

4 Healthier Chocolate Recipes

Many will be looking to give up their guilty pleasures and eat more healthily for their New Year’s Resolution, but here are 4 easy recipes to indulge your sweet tooth and keep that promise to yourself.

Remember, while these are definitely healthier, the key is always not to over-indulge, even if these delicious recipes make it that much harder!

How to Succeed at the No.1 Failed New Year’s Resolution

Losing weight is the top New Year’s resolution every year and the hardest to keep, with 42% of people not even lasting a month. Success is also potentially short lived with 98% of people losing weight through dieting, gaining it back within a year. That’s only two people in every hundred being successful at losing weight and keeping it off.  The other ninety eight are on it then off it, restricting then bingeing, hopeful then hopeless, excited then disappointed, thinking this time will be different, but then failing once again. Losing, then gaining the same pounds over and over.

Quitting Smoking Can Help You Find a Job New Research Shows

Those who decide to make stopping smoking one of their New Year’s Resolutions may find themselves with an unexpected benefit; it will make them more employable!

Stats from 1999 – 2013 it has been found that smokers have a significantly lower rate of finding a job according to the Office of National Statistics.

10 Time Hacks for New Year's Exercise

If your New Year’s resolution is a new exercise regime, you may find it difficult to fit it all in to your hectic schedule, but here are some top tips to up your fitness, no matter how busy you are!

 

1) Try High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

"Approach celebrity surgery trends with caution" says the Plastic Surgery Group

While the New Year makes many yearn for that newly toned body, you should be careful about how far you go, according to the Plastic Surgery Group.

The trend for cosmetic surgery is ever-growing, even with youngsters who haven’t even had a chance to wrinkle, droop or deflate yet. Rising rates of body dysmorphia and pressures to conform to a certain image could lead to exposure to surgical and psychological risks. With TOWIE’s Jess Wright recently opening up about her boob-job regrets, it’s time to better-educate would-be patients?

Public missing out on a night’s worth of sleep every week

RSPH warns that the UK public is under-sleeping by an average of almost an hour every night – which amounts to losing an entire night’s sleep over the course of a week. As a result, experts are calling for the introduction of national sleep guidance time – ‘a slumber number’ – to help inform the public about the critical importance of sleep to health and wellbeing.

Men’s Health magazine launches new range of healthy, high-protein meals

Men’s Health magazine is launching  a new range of frozen, high protein ready meals for men who are short on time but keen to maintain a balanced lifestyle.

Launching in national supermarkets in April and costing around £3, the nine recipes are designed to help men eat smart without adding time to their already busy schedules. The recipes are designed to contain at least one of the five recommended fruit and vegetables a day, and claiming to be "a great source of fibre, loaded with protein and low in fat, sugar, salt, and oil." 

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THE DANGER OF PSEUDO EXPERTS

Gym-goers are putting their health at risk by relying on advice from wannabe health and fitness gurus, according to a new report released today. A survey of 1,000 UK adults who exercise regularly, found that despite almost all (95%) of respondents stating they wouldn't take medical advice from anyone other than a qualified medical professional, the research has revealed 88% have acted on advice from someone other than a professional in the past. 1 in 3 cite cost as the reason for not seeking the advice of a personal trainer or nutritionist, according to the research carried out by

New online quiz for 40+ age group helps to make health resolutions

The UK Government's health campaigning organisation, Public Health England, is launching ‘One You’, a ground-breaking new campaign to help adults across the country avoid future diseases caused by everyday habits and behaviours, such as eating too much unhealthy food, drinking more than is recommended, continuing to smoke and not being active enough. These issues are responsible for around 40% of all deaths in England, and cost the NHS more than £11 billion a year. 

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