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a present for the food conscious?
Weight management organisation Weight Watchers has launched a special-edition cookbook.Food for Life has been produced in conjunction with the British Heart Foundation and is packed full of 40 delicious dishes and healthy recipes.Even better,
For each book sold Weight Watchers will donate 50p to the BHF to help the fight against heart and circulatory disease.
Priced at £5.95, Food for Life is available from Weight Watchers
meetings or by calling 01628 418 500
If you are a female suffering from asthma then you could benefit
by paying more attention to your menstrual cycle. Researchers
in Spain have discovered that in women with unstable Asthma
(those who suffer near-fatal attacks), 25 per cent of these
attacks happen on the first day of their period. It could
be that hormonal changes affect the tissues of the lungs although
the exact mechanism isn't known.
If your asthma is serious, it might be worth considering the
pill, which will over-ride these effects. All asthmatics should
keep their inhaler close at hand in the week prior to their
The cardiovascular system keeps our
life going. Possible disorders such as high blood pressure should
not be underestimated. Fortunately, today monitoring ourselves as
recommended by doctors is very easily done. All you need is a high
for a present for the health and fitness fanatic?
Look no further!
The Beurer wrist and blood pressure monitor is a fully automatic
blood pressure and pulse measurement on the writs, 2 x 30
memory places, automatic switch-off, date and time, fuzzy
logic, large dot-matrix display with graphic operator guidance,
5 languages, results can be displayed graphically, batteries
and storage box included.
this time of year can
be a nightmare for the skin. Going from a centrally heated
room into the sharp, bitter winds that we've been having lately
is a real test on skins resilience. If you're lucky the effects
will only be cosmetic and a good moisturiser will help you
out but many people can develop really dry, sore patches that
will need extra attention. Never leave the house without the
protection of a moisturizer, preferably one with vitamin E
or essential oils to trap moisture into the skin. Possibly
the most vulnerable parts of the face are the lips and cheekbones.
Lips should always be protected, with a balm free petro-chemicals.
If you've been used to slicking on one of the hard, waxy sticks
from the chemist then you could be setting off a cycle of
dryness. These usually contain petra-chemicals which sit
|on the surface of the skin and
can actually cause further dryness with repeated use. Much better
to use a balm which will moisturize and provide a barrier at the
same time. Try Liz Earle's super balm in a handy little pot -
more expensive than the sticks but lasts and lasts, a small pot
will see the whole family through the winter and beyond. Pop some
onto children's lips and cheekbones before they leave for school
as they are particularly vulnerable to chapped lips.
Any manicurist will tell you that the best way to avoid sore,
cracked skin on the hands and nails is to wear gloves every time
you leave the house. You may only be walking to the local shops
or popping to the post box but even a few minutes exposure can
cause dryness. Always use a good quality hand lotion at this time
of year - I love Molten Browns range of hand care and again, children's,
and for that matter, men, also suffer from sore hands so a quick
dollop of a non-greasy cream is for them too!
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