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  • Posted Mar 28, 2018


    By LiveWell Dorset

    The Drinkaware app allows you to track your alcohol consumption and spend over time and set goals to help you moderate your drinking.

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  • Posted Mar 27, 2018

    Couch to 5K

    By LiveWell Dorset

    The Couch To 5K app helps to get you up off the couch and running 5K in just 9 weeks.

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  • Posted Mar 26, 2018

    Tipping Point Quiz

    By LiveWell Dorset

    A study by Slimming World found that when drinking alcohol, most people have a tipping point when they go on to eat and drink much more than intended.

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  • Posted Mar 26, 2018

    BMI Calculator

    By LiveWell Dorset

    This Body Mass Index calculator is a handy tool that provides a guide to a healthy weight range for your height and is used by healthcare professionals.

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  • Posted Mar 24, 2018

    Ways to Feel Better Without Alcohol

    By LiveWell Dorset

    As you start your journey to drinking less alcohol and living a healthier life, it is important to remember that you may have times where you are struggling and feel the urge to have a drink.

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  • Posted Mar 23, 2018

    Tips to Help You Stop Smoking

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Although the first few days without a cigarette may be difficult, we’ve put together some handy tips that will make the process a whole lot easier.

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