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Wake up to spring – beating tiredness when you’re 50-plus

Don’t just accept tiredness as part of being a certain age. It could be a sign of a common but under-diagnosed problem, says Patsy Westcott

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Heart disease – it’s different for women

Would you know if you had a heart problem? It’s not always as clear cut as you might think says our health editor Patsy Westcott

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Staying in control of a sensitive bladder

Our health editor Patsy Westcott has some great tips to help you stop the flow if you have bladder control issues.

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How to stay in control with food at Christmas

The season of over-indulgence is here but rather than depriving yourself, the key is to make smart choices while enjoying yourself, says Patsy Westcott

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Five ways to beat the winter blues

As we face increasingly short dark days energy and mood often take a nosedive. Patsy Westcott explores some ways to get back your zest.

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Your breasts – don’t be a stranger

Checking our breasts regularly is a vital health habit. As October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, it’s time to get in touch, says Patsy Westcott.

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Saying goodbye to your cycle

The end of your periods can happen at a wide range of ages. Patsy Westcott looks at the most common myths and realities to prepare you for what’s next.

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Staying fit while on holiday

No need to let your fitness regime slip just because you’re on holiday. Health editor Patsy Westcott shares her tips to stay fit and feel good at home or away.

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Best odds holiday eating

Sampling new foods is one of the best things about travelling. Our health editor and nutrition expert Patsy Westcott shares her tips on healthy eating abroad.

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Here comes the sun

Our health editor, Patsy Westcott, checks out the latest advice on how to get enough sun for your vitamin D needs while still caring for your skin

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How to get the best out of your spring walk

May is National Walking Month – the perfect time to lace up those walking shoes and stride out. And here Patsy explains how a relaxing trip out can do wonders.

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Don’t give up, take up

This year instead of giving up on bad habits, post-Christmas, why not adopt some positive new year resolutions and make 2016 your healthiest year ever?

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5 (surprising) ways to love your heart

Heart disease risk increases as we hit our 50s but we can easily improve our health and reduce those odds.

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Now's the time to feel better than ever

When it comes to health and wellbeing there’s never been a better time to be over 50. There’s plenty you can do to stay on top.

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Healthier eating is more important than fad diets

Each week seems to usher in a new food fad. But, says our Health & Wellbeing editor Patsy Westcott, enjoying an abundance of fresh foods is really where it’s at.

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5 brilliant brain foods

What we eat can have a positive impact on mental agility. Our nutrition expert serves up diet tips to help you stay sharp.

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