Half an hour of exercise a day keeps the doctor away
You’ve probably seen your colleague sweating it out in a gym, or your neighbour cycling for hours every weekend. However, there is actually research to prove you don’t need to go on and on – on a treadmill, or a jogging track. Not hours – just half an hour. Half an hour of exercise a day will give you benefits like these

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Eat till you’re half full
The Japanese have a reputation of living long, healthy lives. Their hearts are healthier than those of most other races. Is it the sea air or the fish? As all secrets go, this one is called ‘harahachibu’. And it has to do with eating half of what you usually do

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The first step to your Half Marathon
The half marathon is not just a popular sport, it is actually the fastest growing race distance in running. In fact, the number of people who’ve raced 13.1 miles, which is the official distance of the half marathon, has nearly doubled in the past decade. While its health benefits are massive, and you don’t need us to tell you just how much good you’re doing your heart, here are a few points to help you start off right.

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Help your better half stay fit
Sometimes, the best way to motivate yourself is to motivate someone else. Especially if that someone else is your spouse. Instead of worrying your husband to stop working so hard, or telling your wife to eat more sensibly, turn it into something positive. Take each other outdoors – spend half an hour of quality time together, as often in a week as you can. Read more about some of our better-half exercise ideas

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Does a glass half full have anything to do with your heart?
Positive thinking has much more of an effect on your heart than you realise – and on your health. It isn’t about being naive but about hoping that the best will happen. How exactly does that affect your health? And how can you make yourself think positively?

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