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Why chocolate is good for you

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The nation’s love of chocolate knows no bounds. Nor should it! On top of being delicious, it can work wonders for your body too (honest!). Apparently, it boosts mood, reduces blood pressure and even lowers stress – and that’s on top of tasting pretty darn good! To reap the benefits, the key is to choose…

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The benefits of swimming

Benefits of swimming: Female swimmer at the swimming pool.

Swimming has so many benefits, it’s hard to know where to start. Fitness, weight loss, strength and flexibility are some of the sport’s more obvious advantages. But whether you swim for leisure, pleasure or competition, did you know it’s one of the best ways to improve – and maintain – your general health and wellbeing…

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8 ways to beat the common cold

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Let’s face it, we’ve all been there. Don’t you despair when you wake up to the feeling that your head is full of cotton wool? And isn’t it uncomfortable when your limbs are as heavy as lead weights? Furthermore, it can be painful when your nose is so stuffy you’re struggling to breathe. Welcome to the common cold.

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