Health, Wellbeing & Beauty

Bicycle. Bicycle!

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Walking to work wins the bet

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Bizarre benefits of going green this spring

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Huge benefits from just a tiny bit of green!

In the Countryside at this time of year, when the winter seems reluctant to leave us, many of us feel a bit down and can’t wait to get out into the countryside to breathe in the fresh air and generally soak up what the natural world has to offer. I guess we know that being in touch with the natural world puts a spring in our step and often makes us feel physically and emotionally better and spiritually uplifted.

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Mystical woodlands supporting the UK economy.

I had never thought about the financial implications of letting nature run wild before, and I’d certainly never thought about trees in terms of an industry. But after many informative chats with arborists I began to understand the environmental and economic importance of ‘managing’ nature. I now appreciate that sustainably managed forests are as important as England’s wild and rambling woods. They don’t just help prevent damage to our eco-system; they also play a vital role in our economy.

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Seeing Red!

Even as we’ve moved into the 21st Century menstruation still isn’t a subject which receives much public attention so its great to see the Women’s Environmental Network tackling the issue of just how much waste is generated by the use of conventional sanitary protection.

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A cure for all ills, or just a healthy profit?

A range of medicines were linked to 274,123 suspected adverse reactions reports received by the MHRA between January 2000 to November 2011. 12,020 deaths linked to these adverse reactions were recorded in the same period.

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Is it just trendy to buy bottled water?

On a recent day out I'd forgotten to take my usual bottle of (tap) water so was forced to buy a bottle of 'Volvic' water. From the label it was great to learn that my dear old body would be benefitting from the very best water - 'filtered through 6 layers of volcanic rock giving it a unique mineral composition ... straight from the volcano so it's full of volcanicity'....

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Bird song – a prescription for calmer children?

The Foundation for Art and Creative Technology has funded a project to see if bird song can help calm children in hospital. The results have been very good and further research is being undertaken. Blackbird (Turdus merula), singing male. Bogen... Image via Wikipedia The project was undertaken by Chris Watson, a sound recordist with naturalist David Attenborough.

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