Healthy Features

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Stay Well During Winter
When the wintry weather is here, it's time to take care of yourself if you don't want to fall prey to the inevitable coughs, sniffles and sore throats. Discover ways to strengthen your immune system to help beat those pesky winter bugs.


Idiots Guide to Vitamins & Minerals
Ideally we should be able to get all the nutrients we need from eating a healthy and well-balanced diet. But busy lifestyles, junk food, alcohol, smoking and even stress can sometimes make that a difficult task.


A Guide to Diabetes
Currently up to half a million people in the UK don’t realise they have the condition. We look at the common symptoms and how diet can make a big difference.

Body Clock

Your Body Clock - The Rhythm of Life
Your internal body clock is a powerful thing. It controls everything from the time of day you are at your sharpest mentally (late morning?), to when it is easiest to exercise (early evening?). Sue Hay unravels the mysteries of our ticking clock.

Food Label Food Labels
Decisions, decisions! Do you find that food labels contain so much information it’s often difficult to know what you should be looking for and what it all means. Don’t despair, read our guide to steer you through the jargon.
Crisps Snacks - Low fat, High Sugar?
Which snack would you choose - reduced fat, lower fat or simply lite snack? The food label will reveal all, and you may be surprised with what you find! Sue Hay shows you how to read between the lines.
Have a Slim Summer!
A time for healthy eating? Watch out for those naughty calories waiting to catch you out!
Guilty Eating Not Losing Weight - What's Your Excuse?
Encouraging my clients to lose weight successfully seems less about diet and more about mental attitude. Excuses are plentiful when a weight loss plan is not working, but many people just kid themselves!
80/20 Rule The 80/20 Rule
Diets never work because people don't stick to them. So try following the 80/20 Rule - eat sensibly during the week, then relax (a little!) at weekends.
Sugar Sugar - Grain of Truth
Sugar is a significant part of our diet, however much we try to avoid it. From fresh fruit to ready meals, from baked beans to shop-bought lasagne. Sue Hay sorts through the grains to find the truth.
Metabolism Metabolism Magic
Many of us blame weight gain on our 'slow metabolism' without knowing what it does or how it works. Activity levels, thyroid function and age can affect our metabolism, but not nearly as much as muscle tissue. The more muscle you have the more calories you burn, regardless of how active you are.
Carbs Carb Clues
There's conflicting advice daily on what you should and shouldn't eat when it comes to carbohydrates. Sue Hay explains the differences between the good, the bad and the ugly!
Big Belly Weight Loss - Ten Tips
It's official - most of us are fat! Yes, over 50% of the nation's adults are overweight and around 20% of us are obese! Why is this when we know that losing a little weight will be make us look better and feel healthier. Read our simple weight loss tips.
Lime All About Nutrients
Vitamins and minerals - with them we can run, smile and glow with energy. Without them we simply cannot function.
Weigh In Thinking Thin
Statistics prove that most of us fall at the first hurdle when it comes to trying to lose weight. Sue Hay explains that it may be all in the mind.
Cereal Breakfast Knowhow
A nutritious breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is essential for a healthy diet, weight loss & maintenance, and keeps you mentally alert.
Walking Wonder of Walking
Underestimate the benefits of walking at your peril. Walking is the perfect path to health and fitness, giving you more energy, improving your self-esteem and burning those extra calories for weight reduction!