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Pelvic floor exercises : please do them

If you are reading this, it’s probably quite a while since you gave birth! But sure as eggs is eggs, the nurse or midwife will have told you of the importance of pelvic floor exercises, also known as Kegel exercises. The pelvic floor refers to the layers of muscles supporting all...
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Do you feel your parents now need a care home? Help and advice is at hand.

One of the saddest aspects of having ageing parents is the decision to place them in a care home. It’s a time of personal anguish on both sides, and you need a company that empathises with all the family, and provides the next best thing to the home environment, or probably a...
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Finding Everything You Need In One Store

Even with all the technology around us, some things in traditional format still remain relevant to many people. For example, books and art are still some things that most people enjoy in hard copy. One may think that with all the availability of reading material online that books...
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Fitness breaks

If you want to give your fitness levels a head start or get in shape whilst on holiday then a fitness break with a friend or partner is an option worth considering. Here are some of the best : FITSCAPE from The Healthy Holiday Company, which offers week long fitness holidays for...
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Exercising at home – how to beat the boredom

Okay, admittedly there are two main problems with home DVD’s. Firstly there are so many on the market, and secondly you are probably rather doubtful as you have tried them before, got bored and now they just gather dust. Well, the boredom could be motivational on your part,...
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The university fees dilemma

Do I agree that universities should charge fees? Yes I do – if resources are limited it has got to be better to pay carers allowances and job seekers allowances funded from kids coming out of university into graduate jobs.  And in hard times why should those on lower wages, and...
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Empty nest? Thinking of starting a new business?

When your kids have flown the nest it can be difficult to know exactly what to do with yourself. Sure, you’ve always been active, you’ve quite possibly got a career, hobbies and plenty of friends. But once the children leave, sometimes it’s hard to fill the void. Have you ever...
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St Ives – the perfect January break

Well, St Ives really is as picturesque as I imagined. Quaint narrow streets of bijou ex fisherman’s cottages, masses of art shops and studios, a waterfront of tightly packed pastel coloured houses and a harbour full of small fishing boats. The beaches of Carbis Bay and...
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Save energy with an energy monitor

If you want to keep track of how much energy you are using then an energy monitor will tell you, and will get you turning off unnecessary lights and appliances. You may find you can cut your electricity bills by 10 -20%. But beware – they can become addictive! The three most...
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