Drinking Water Before Meals Aids Dieting

Drinking Water Before Meals Aids Dieting

27 August 2010

Drinking water before meals can help people to lose weight, claims a US study. Scientists from Virginia found that slimmers can lose an average of 5lb extra if they drink two glasses of water three times a day before meals. They tested the theory on 48 older adults, split into two groups, over 12 weeks.

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Top Ten Tips for the Digital Switchover

Top Ten Tips for the Digital Switchover

25 August 2010

With the digital television switchover taking place across the UK, it’s easy to become confused by the wealth of information on offer. Do you need to buy a wide range of expensive equipment? Is your own existing television capable of showing digital television? What do all the technical terms mean and do I actually need to know?

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Tea for 32 in Wadebridge, North Cornwall

Tea for 32 in Wadebridge, North Cornwall

24 August 2010

Whatever your age, there is absolutely no upper limit to setting up in business to exploit your experience, to provide additonal, full or part time income, or simply to provide a change of pace and lifestyle. The golden rule is to do something you enjoy. High on the wish list of many Third Agers we speak to is moving nearer to the coast and running their own tea shop!

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Green Leafy Veg ‘May Cut Diabetes Risk’

Green Leafy Veg ‘May Cut Diabetes Risk’

23 August 2010

A diet rich in green leafy vegetables may reduce the risk of developing diabetes, UK research says. In an analysis of six studies into fruit and vegetable intake, only food including spinach and cabbage was found to have a significant positive effect. A portion and a half a day was found to cut type 2 diabetes risk by 14%, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) reports.

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Rise of the Mamils

Rise of the Mamils

19 August 2010

According to the BBC, flashy sportscars are out. Now, no mid-life crisis is complete without a souped-up road bike. Why? Every weekend, across the nation's rolling countryside, watch out for the Mamils: middle-aged men in lycra. And ladies, if you have a man at home taking an unusual interest in how you shave your legs, you may have a Mamil in the making too!

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Growing Potatoes in a Bag

Growing Potatoes in a Bag

17 August 2010

This year we've been running an experiment to grow new potatoes in a bag. Because of our delightful but postage-stamp-sized garden, we have been experimenting with a number of similar projects including runner beans, French beans and tomatoes.

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Natural Health for Men – Part 1

Natural Health for Men – Part 1

12 August 2010

Men today are living longer. Compared to 50 years ago, the average healthy male could have an extra 25 years to look forward to. With more life to enjoy, it’s important to try to improve and maintain good health and wellbeing. Poor health and illness are not an inevitable fact of the ageing process.

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RHS Photographic Competition 2010

RHS Photographic Competition 2010

11 August 2010

The RHS supports great garden photography. Whether you’re a budding photographer, garden enthusiast or just someone who likes taking snap shots of the outdoors, there is a category and prize waiting for you.

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