With skin cancer rates soaring in recent years, now expected to climb even further, it's important to know the signs and symptoms of the condition. Rates of melanoma alone have increased by around a third (32%) in the UK in the last decade, according to Cancer Research UK. The condition rose by more than a quarter (27%) in females, and nearly two-fifths (38%) in males between 2016-2018. And now that hotter summers are well and truly among us, experts have warned that warmer t
If you think having an afternoon nap will do you the power of good, you may want to think again. For centuries, sleep experts have long championed the benefits of that most satisfying of pastimes – the afternoon nap. But while geniuses like Albert Einstein and Leonardo Di Vinci were both avowed daytime dozers and Sir Winston Churchill liked nothing better than the "blessed oblivion" of a nap, it’s now thought that the little bit of shut eye in the afternoon might not quite be
Let's face it: not many of us drink enough water. We've all experienced feeling faint and dehydrated after opting for fizzy drinks instead. Staying hydrated is essential for your body to function properly – especially in the summer heat, when we're more likely to feel groggy. Water can also help to clear out toxins, clear up skin and boost energy levels. But how much do you actually need to drink to feel the benefits? Here's what the experts say. How much water should I drink
With summer and warmer temperatures well and truly among us, it's common for weight loss to creep into our minds. However, trying to lose weight quickly by following 'fad' or 'crash' diets, cutting out food groups or trying other extreme methods is likely going to be unsustainable - not to mention unhealthy for your body and mind. To help guide your weight loss journey, we've compiled a list of expert-approved tips to help you slim down the right way. 1. Calculate your BMI A
With mastitis affecting roughly up to 20% of women, this World Breastfeeding Week is a great time to understand the condition a little better. While it is a common breastfeeding complication and usually nothing to worry about, it's important to know how best to help ease it (or even prevent it from happening at all), to reduce the amount of discomfort you experience. What is mastitis? Mastitis happens when a blocked milk duct is not relieved, and can make your breast feel swo
With the summer season upon us, we find ourselves asking endless questions on how to cope, including whether we should eat more or less salt in the heat. It seems most people think that because when we sweat, we release salt from our body logically we must need to consume more in our food to make up for it. But it's not quite as simple as that. Why does our body lose salt in the heat? First up, it's important to understand how the process works, before trying to rectify it. "
With summer holiday season upon us, it's likely we'll find ourselves fighting the effects of jet lag from travel once again – a nice problem to have after all the lockdown restrictions. You know the feeling. You've just touched down in New York on a Friday night and are ready to hit the hay, or the sun's starting to stream through your Tokyo hotel room and you feel like you haven't slept a wink. There really is nothing quite like jet lag to wreak havoc with you body and mind.