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  • Posted Jun 10, 2022


    By Jodie Ball

    Making healthy lifestyle changes, such as, quitting smoking, eating well, managing your weight and being more active can significantly reduce your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

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  • Posted May 31, 2022

    Choose your challenge

    By Ellen Finlay

    If you’re looking for motivation to become more active, then take on a charity challenge! It's a great way to incorporate fitness into your life – and you’ll be supporting a worthwhile cause.

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  • Posted May 17, 2022

    Measuring portion sizes

    By LiveWell Dorset

    We all know that eating the right amount of food can be challenging. Measuring portion sizes is a great way to maintain a balanced diet which gives your body all the vitamins, fibres, nutrients and calories it needs to stay healthy.

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  • Posted Mar 31, 2022


    By Ellen Finlay

    There are so many sources of information out there it’s sometimes hard not get caught out or confused trying to sort the fact from the fiction. Our advisors and coaches are always on hand to guide you through the minefield. Meanwhile let’s take a look at some common myths…

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  • Posted Dec 1, 2021

    Christmas temptation survival guide

    By Sally Rowe

    Christmas is full of temptations and if you are trying to lose weight or stick to a healthier diet it can feel like the nightmare scenario...

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  • Posted Sep 22, 2021

    New beginnings

    By Polly Durrant

    For many people September offers the perfect opportunity to hit the reset button, despite it being the last quarter of the year it's not too late to give the rest of 2021 year your all.

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