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  • Posted Dec 24, 2019

    Couch to 5k courses in Dorset

    By Matt Fisher

    Couch to 5k is the perfect way to get set for a healthy 2020. There are a whole host of places and groups to join this January. Here are the c25k courses we know of starting in Dorset in the New Year.

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  • Posted Dec 20, 2019

    Rethink your drink

    By Matt Fisher

    Have you ever taken a break from alcohol? The benefits of cutting back are many!

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  • Posted Dec 19, 2019

    2019 Healthy Christmas Gifts

    By Matt Fisher

    Our top six healthy living Christmas gift ideas

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  • Posted Dec 5, 2019

    Nicola's story

    By Matt Fisher

    It happened when I was at home on my own, I just passed out. I didn't even think a stroke was on the cards for me! I ended up in hospital for five days.

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  • Posted Dec 3, 2019

    Georgina's weight loss story

    By Matt Fisher

    “My anxiety was through the roof, I was barely able to leave the house. If you'd said “salad” or “exercise” to me I've have said “No way!” I was in denial - I didn't realise how unhealthy my lifestyle was.I was very overweight and terribly anxious."

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