Health Underpins Everything

DIY Holiday Cards

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In the UK and the US, an estimated 3.4 billion greeting cards are sent at this time of the year. Producing these cards requires the felling of over 400,000 trees and what do we do when the holidays are over? Put them in the bin! (Hopefully the recycling one at least).

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The Six R’s & Why Recycling Isn’t The Answer

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We live in a throwaway culture here in Europe and the US under the illusion that waste is OK as long as we recycle. And if we’re honest, this suits us just fine because it requires very little extra effort. Instead of putting our rubbish in the black bin, we put it in the green, brown, pink or [insert colour according to your local council here] bins and think no more about it – we can feel virtuous, we’ve done our part, now our empty cans will magically be turned into a shiny new aeroplane – go us!

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Four Reasons You Want a Strong Back

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Think back (haha) to when work, for the majority of the population was physical work, requiring strength and stamina. When men and women stood up straight after a long day at work, and looked forward to a good night’s sleep, because sleep is always easier when you are physically tired. “Put your back into it” had a much more literal meaning in those days.

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Live healthy. Live happy. Lose weight.

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The Vitality Programme has launched!

In early 2012 we were discussing the latest news on the rising obesity epidemic and all the chronic diseases associated with it, what it was costing the economy and the magnitude of individual suffering. It was obvious that the multi-billion pound diet industry was not answering the problem – people we spoke to were frustrated and many of them downright despairing, heavier than when they started trying to lose weight but a lot lighter in the pocket.

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I looked into her eyes and thought 'no, I can't do it'

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Recently my girlfriend and I took a long weekend away from the city to stay on an organic dairy farm in beautiful rural Devon. It was an interactive farm and as part of our stay we looked after our own chickens. It was whilst holding one of them that I had a rather morbid thought – could I wring your neck?! Being a meat-eater I had always thought that it’s important to consider whether you could kill an animal yourself and then eat it. I looked down at the chicken looking up at me and suddenly I wasn’t so sure anymore.

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